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Ribeiro, Aileen 1944-

Works: 105 works in 396 publications in 3 languages and 11,565 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Portraits  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Collector
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Most widely held works by Aileen Ribeiro
A visual history of costume by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a chronological history and overview of evolutionary changes in women's, men's and children's clothing during the period from the fourteenth to the twentieth century in Britain - Each illustration has notes on the head, body and accessories of the characters involved
Dress in eighteenth-century Europe, 1715-1789 by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this beautiful book, Aileen Ribeiro surveys the clothing worn by the middle and upper classes throughout Europe in the eighteenth century and discusses what this meant in terms of social definition and identity. Ribeiro, one of the world's premier historians of dress, also looks at such subjects as developments in retailing and distribution, etiquette, the rise of the dress designer and couturier, the evolution of ready-made clothes, fancy dress and the masquerade. This new edition updates the text and bibliographical material in the previous highly acclaimed volume and adds many new, full-colour illustrations. Book jacket
Dress and morality by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moralists have raged through history against fashions which are too short, too long, too tight, too loose or too costly. This book looks at fashion extremes over the centuries, from the sexual display of the codpiece through to corsets, crinolines & décolletage
The Gallery of fashion by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Aileen Ribeiro supplies readers with a time-transcending lens wrought from her considerable knowledge of the history of dress. She focuses on one hundred paintings, drawings, photographs and other works of art from the National Portrait Gallery in London that demonstrate the fluidity and multiple modes of fashion throughout English history. The subjects span the past five centuries and include many notable figures, from Henry VII through Coleridge to Harold Pinter and Margaret Thatcher. Whether the costumes in question are the slashed doublets and pink satin lynx-lined gowns of the Tudor monarchy or the informally elegant T-shirts and jeans of Princess Diana, their details supply vital clues to the person's status, rank, milieu, profession and personal character." "This illustrated contribution to the history of British fashion includes related works of art, contemporary illustrations and specially commissioned photographs of extant clothing examples. The introduction synthesizes English art, fashion and social histories to chronicle the evolution of the portrait from symbol of individual wealth and authority to its more recent role as revelation of essential personality. Commentaries explore the purpose and original context of the fashions, thus bringing readers intriguingly close to the reality of the past."--Jacket
The art of dress : fashion in England and France 1750 to 1820 by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closely analysing a wide range of visual sources - including portraits and history painting, sculpture, drawings, caricatures and fashion plates, by such artists as Reynolds, Gainsborough, Lawrence, David and Ingres - Aileen Ribeiro describes the development of fashion during this period
Whistler, women & fashion by Margaret F MacDonald( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated book and the associated exhibition at the Frick Collection examine Whistler's depiction of women and in particular the aspect of dress and fashion as important elements in his pictures. Several authors apply their talents as historians of art and costume to explore the place of dress in Whistler's oeuvre. Themes treated include Whistler the dandy, Victorian modes of dress, Oriental and Aesthetic Movement influences, female portraiture and the artist/model relationship
Ingres in fashion : representations of dress and appearance in Ingres's images of women by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than half of the nineteenth century, French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) depicted the rapidly changing appearance of the fashionable woman with meticulous attention to detail and with rare perception and empathy. Working in a period that witnessed the development of a consumer society and the beginnings of couture, Ingres charted in his portraits how clothes were worn and what part they played in definitions of identity and status. This book explores for the first time the ways in which clothing, accessories, and fabrics define and display women in Ingres's portraits. With more than 150 illustrations that include the artist's portraits, fashion plates, portraits by contemporaries, and surviving items of costume, the book illuminates Ingres's work and its relation to the social and artistic discourse of his time." "Eminent dress historian Aileen Ribeiro analyses in detail Ingres's attitudes, his skill in depicting clothing, and how he portrays the real and idealised woman in his paintings and drawings of the fashionable mainstream - the grandes dames of elite society, the newly opulent bourgeoisie, English visitors to Italy, and family and friends. Ribeiro also devotes a section of the book to the part played by textiles and accessories in Ingres's images of bathers and odalisques."--Jacket
Fashion in the French Revolution by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion and fiction : dress in art and literature in Stuart England by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the rich visual culture of the age, including portraits, engravings, fashion plates and sculpture, and on the many and varied literary sources - poetry, drama, essays, sermons - the distinguished historian of dress, Aileen Ribeiro, gives an account of Stuart dress and reveals the ways in which it reflects and influences society. Supported by a wealth of images both telling and ravishing, she outlines the main narrative of clothing, as well as exploring such themes as court costumes, the masque, fanciful and 'romantic' concepts, the ways in which political and religious ideologies could be expressed in dress, and the importance of London as a fashion centre."--Jacket
Clothing art : the visual culture of fashion, 1600-1914 by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entirely new way of looking at the history of fashion through the eyes of artists. In this sumptuously illustrated book, the art historian Aileen Ribeiro, also a renowned historian of dress, investigates the evolving relationship between artists and clothing from the seventeenth century until the early twentieth century. There have always been important links between art and clothing. Artists have documented the ever-evolving trends in fashion, have popularized certain styles of dress, and have at times even designed fashions. This is the first book to explore in depth the fascinating points of contact between art and clothing, and in doing so it constructs a new and innovative history of dress in which the artist plays a central role. Aileen Ribeiro provides an illuminating account of the relationship between artists and clothing from the 17th century, when a more complex and sophisticated attitude to dress first appeared, until the early 20th century, when the boundaries between art and fashion became more fluid: haute couture could be seen as art, and art used textiles and clothes in highly imaginative ways. Her narrative encompasses such themes as the ways in which clothing has helped to define the nation state; how masquerade and dressing up were key subjects in art and life; and how, while many artists found increasing inspiration in high fashion, others became involved in designing artistic and reform dress. She also delves into the ways in which artists represent the clothes they depict in their work, approaches which range from photographic detail, through varying degrees of imaginative reality, to generalized drapery
Facing beauty : painted women & cosmetic art by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the history of the Western world, countless attempts have been made to define beauty in art and life, especially with regard to women's bodies and faces. Facing Beauty examines concepts of female beauty in terms of the ideal and the real, investigating paradigms of beauty as represented in art and literature and how beauty has been enhanced by cosmetics and hairstyles. This thought-provoking book discusses the shifting perceptions of female beauty, concentrating on the period from about 1540 to 1940. It begins with the Renaissance, when a renewed emphasis on the individual was reflected in the celebration of beauty in the portraits of the day. The fluid, sensual lines of the Baroque period initiated a shift toward a more "natural" look, giving way in the 18th century to a more stylized and artificial face, a mask of ideal beauty. By the late 19th century, commercial beauty preparations had become more readily available, leading to new technological developments within the beauty industry in the early 20th century. Beauty salons and the wider availability of cosmetics revolutionized the way women saw themselves ... -- Book Description
A visual history of costume : the eighteenth century by Valerie Cumming( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Multiple languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the styles of dress in the 18th century illustrated by oil paintings, engravings, woodcuts and line drawings taken by the time of the dress itself through the use of which the reader is given a clear idea of what was worn and how without the distortions and loss of detail which modern line drawings can entail. Each illustration captioned under the labels "Head", "Body" and "Accessories" and all clothes are not only described but also explained and interpreted
Fashions of the past by Anna Buruma( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boken dekker et bredt spekter av moter, både historisk og geografisk. Det gjelder ikke bare Europa, men Tyrkia, Midt-Østen, India og det fjerne Østen, så vel som Afrika. Ulike stilarter og bekledninger vises, og ulike grupperinger av befolkningen er representert. Innholdet er ordnet både geografisk og periodisk. Hver region omtales innledningsvis med tanke på både historisk og geografisk bakgrunn. Boken er gjennomillustrert med fargelagte strektegninger fra siste halvdel av 1800-tallet. Teksten følger illustrasjonene. Velegnet for alle som har interesse for bekledning og historiske moter - bl.a. kostymedesignere og mote- og kunststudenter
Socks & stockings by Jeremy Farrell( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Socks and Stockings traces the evolution of these functional and decorative accessories for men and women from the cloth hose of Tudor times through the hand and machine-knitted stockings of the Elizabethan period to the tights and leggings of today. A brief introduction on the origins of the utilitarian sock and the more glamorous stocking is followed by chronological chapters: each one discusses the materials used, technical developments in manufacture and finishing, and changes in style, colour and decoration for the period concerned." "Jeremy Farrell relates these changes to general fashion trends - for example tights for women as an answer to the mini-skirt in the 1960s and the trends for sporting fashion at the turn of this century and in the 1990s; and sketches in the social and historical background of the time by reference to contemporary letters, inventories and literature." "The book is illustrated with paintings, photographs, catalogues and advertisements from a wide range of contemporary sources; each with an extended caption. There is also a glossary of technical terms."--BOOK JACKET
Thomas Gainsborough and the modern woman by Cincinnati Art Museum( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renoir at the theatre : looking at La loge by Courtauld Institute Galleries( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the story of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's painting dubbed La Loge (The Theatre Box), created in 1874. This work is one of the masterpieces of Impressionism. Its depiction of an elegant couple on display in a box at the theater epitomizes the Impressionists' interest in the spectacle of modern life. At the heart of the painting is the complex play of gazes enacted by these two figures. In turning away from the performance, Renoir focused instead upon the theater as a social stage where status and relationships were on public display. This book unites La Loge with Renoir's other treatments of the subject and with loge paintings by contemporaries, including Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. Concentrating on the early years of Impressionism during the 1870s, the book explores how these artists used the loge to capture the excitement and changing nature of fashionable Parisian society
A portrait of fashion : six centuries of dress at the National Portrait Gallery by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costume, portraiture and the presentation of the individual have been intimately linked throughout the history of art. While the face of the person portrayed is often still directly accessible to us, the details and significance of their dress can be less easy to comprehend. Lavishly illustrated throughout with paintings, drawings, photographs and other works of art, this beautiful publication is centred around 190 examples from the National Portrait Gallerys Collection. Through these, the authors explore the purpose and original context of the dress in which the sitter was recorded the damasks, satins, velvets and furs of Tudor and Stuart magnificence worn by Queen Elizabeth I and Charles I, but also the revolutionary simplicity of the cottons, linens and woollen cloth adopted by Mary Wollstonecraft, John Constable and John Clare. Packed with photographs that provide additional insights into the clothes worn by sitters in their portraits, and complemented by related material including fabric designs and jewellery, this authoritative guide looks in detail at one of the most fascinating aspects of many well-known images of the last 600 years
The dress worn at masquerades in England, 1730 to 1790, and its relation to fancy dress in portraiture by Aileen Ribeiro( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renoir and friends : Luncheon of the boating party by Eliza E Rathbone( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Auguste Renoir's 'Luncheon of the Boating Party' (1880-81) is the jewel of The Phillips Collection. This volume reveals the fascinating characters in the painting and explores Renoir's technique.Eliza Rathbone is chief curator emerita at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.Mary Morton is curator and head of the Department of French Paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.Sylvie Patry is deputy director of Collections & Exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA.Aileen Ribeiro is Professor Emeritus of the University of London.Elizabeth Steele is head of conservation at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.Sara Tas is a curator at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam
Richard & Maria Cosway : Regency artists of taste and fashion by Stephen Lloyd( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The art of dress : fashion in England and France 1750 to 1820
Dress in eighteenth-century Europe, 1715-1789Dress and moralityThe Gallery of fashionThe art of dress : fashion in England and France 1750 to 1820Whistler, women & fashionIngres in fashion : representations of dress and appearance in Ingres's images of womenFashion and fiction : dress in art and literature in Stuart EnglandFacing beauty : painted women & cosmetic art
Alternative Names
Aileen Ribeiro British costume historian

Ribeiro, Aileen Elizabeth.

Ribeiro, Aileen Elizabeth 1944-

リベイロ, アイリーン