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Koda, Harold

Works: 156 works in 557 publications in 3 languages and 11,651 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Documentary films  Biographies  Nonfiction films  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Editor, win, wpr, Director
Classifications: TT502, 746.92092
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Most widely held works about Harold Koda
Most widely held works by Harold Koda
Extreme beauty : the body transformed by Harold Koda( Book )

25 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over time and across cultures, shifting concepts of beauty have given rise to extraordinary fashions that constrict, pad, minimize, or exaggerate various zones of the body. This stimulating book displays and discusses an array of such extreme fashion practices"--Back cover
Haute couture by Richard Martin( Book )

20 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, this appealing book provides a lively survey of the history of haute couture from its beginnings with the formation of the House of Worth in mid-nineteenth-century Paris to the present-day creations of fashion's major designers. One section of the book features a survey of designs that exemplify the rise of haute couture - that is, fashion driven by the artistic expression of the designer rather than by the dictates of clients - including garments such as Poiret's "sorbet" lampshade gown, Chanel's "little black dress," Dior's New Look, and Balenciaga's sack dress. Among the contemporary couturiers featured are Gianni Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Lacroix. Most of the designs are in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and were photographed especially for this book. The authors have given special prominence to the highly specialized skills that are the foundation of haute couture. Chapters examine tailoring and dressmaking techniques as well as the intricate decoration produced by embroiderers, beaders, lace makers, feather workers, and other craftspeople on whom couturiers rely for unique expression of their ideas
Dangerous liaisons : fashion and furniture in the eighteenth century by Harold Koda( Book )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published after the closing of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum in the fall of 2004, Dangerous Liaisons focuses on fashion and its interplay with the paintings, furniture, and decorative arts of eighteenth-century France. Set against a background of French Rococo and Neoclassical masterpieces of paintings, furniture, and decorative arts in the Museum's Wrightsman Galleries, these charming images reveal how French style in fashon and interiors was not only meant to be beautiful, but also to attract, arouse and seduce the viewer."--The Metropolitan Museum of Art web site
Chanel by Harold Koda( Book )

20 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This splendid book examines the legacy of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, one of the twentieth century's great icons of style. While Chanel mythologized her glamorous life through relentless self-invention, the bare facts of her biography are no less worthy than her legend: born of a poor family in the provinces and raised in a convent, she was an entertainer and the mistress of men of impeccable social standing, and she began her career not as a dressmaker but as a milliner.Chanel's enduring influence is necessarily based on the long shadow cast over fashion by her maison couture. Chanel examines the history of the House of Chanel both thematically and chronologically, introducing ideas and elements of biography as they were expressed in her collections. Period examples are juxtaposed with the work of Karl Lagerfeld, who, beginning in 1983, just over ten years after Chanel's death, reinvented and revolutionized the House's identity. It is in Lagerfeld's masterful and often irreverent interpretations of Chanel's work, as well as his mixing of influences from high and low culture, that the historic importance of Chanel and the resonance of her image as the independent, elegant modern woman are both defined and reasserted for the contemporary world. -- Publisher description
Goddess : the classical mode by Harold Koda( Book )

21 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Goddess: The Classical Mode explores the continually evolving influence of ancient Graeco-Roman dress through the ages. Over the past two-and-a-half millennia, the classical mode has unfolded and persisted, finding expression in a variety of artworks and through them, in fashion. Through diverse permutations and transformations, ancient dress has survived and resonated as an ideal. This beautifully illustrated volume presents a survey of this theme, including examples of ancient sculptures and vases, along with works of art and fashions from various historical periods."--Jacket
Poiret by Harold Koda( Book )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores Poiret's radical modernity. Essays by renowned scholars describe the historical context of his work; its relation to the dominant artistic discourses of the early 20th century; his muse, Denise Poiret, and her influence on his work; and his role in the paradigmatic shift to a new ideal of feminine beauty
Christian Dior by Richard Martin( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors Richard Martin and Harold Koda, curator and associate curator, respectively, of The Costume Institute, present that corpus chronologically, and they also consider each piece as an artistic attainment and the whole as an artistic enterprise. Dior is viewed through his personal aesthetic: attention is paid to his deliberate stylistic evolution, his historicism, and his characteristic style gestures, called "Diorisms." Thus, Dior is reconsidered as a designer of artistic conviction and cautious style. Without denying Dior his magic, the photographs and texts in this book show him as a designer of skilled system and intelligence. The suite of more than 150 photographs, made expressly for this volume and published here for the first time, document the greatest collection of Dior's work in the world, which resides in The Costume Institute
Jocks and nerds : men's style in the twentieth century by Richard Martin( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Monday in May by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art introduces a new fashion exhibition with a gala event every year on the first Monday of May. A grand fashion and cultural exhibit fundraiser for the museum's Costume Institute, the event is attended by A-list celebrities. The film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the the exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass," conceived and organized by Met curator Andrew Bolton in 2015, and the Met Gala marking the exhibition's opening
Vogue & the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute : parties, exhibitions, people by Hamish Bowles( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores fashion history from 2001-2014 by examining fourteen different exhibitions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute exhibition
Schiaparelli & Prada : impossible conversations by Harold Koda( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubia's "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work. Iconic ensembles will be presented with videos of simulated conversations between Schiaparelli and Prada directed by Baz Luhrmann, focusing on how both women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches"--Publisher's website
Charles James : beyond fashion by Harold Koda( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Norwegian and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles James, often considered to be America's first couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a master at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating fashions that defined mid-century glamour. Although James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he created strikingly original and complex designs, including intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society in New York and Europe. This lavishly illustrated book offers a comprehensive study of James' life and work, highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as his influence on subsequent fashion designers. Featuring exciting new photography of the spectacular evening dresses James produced between 1947 and 1955, this publication includes enlightening details of these intricate creations alongside vintage photographs and rarely seen archival items, such as patterns, muslins, dress forms and sketches. A detailed and illustrated chronology of James' life describes his magnetic personality, his unorthodox design processes, his colourful supporters - such as Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga - and profiles of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose Lee
Giorgio Armani by Andrea Branzi( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This elegant and unprecedented volume accompanies a major exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York exploring the life and work of fashion designer Giorgio Armani. Illustrations, including editorial and ad shots, and new photos are paired with analytical essays on Armani's impact on culture and society
Orientalism : visions of the East in western dress by Richard Martin( Book )

15 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infra-apparel by Richard Martin( Book )

17 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seductive Strata: The Emergence of Underwear -- Intimate Iconography: Art's Witness to Dressing -- Architectonic Experience: The Corset and Body Shape -- Secret Strategies: The Vocabulary of Undress -- Analytical Apparel: Deconstruction and Discovery in Contemporary Dress
The model as muse : embodying fashion by Harold Koda( Book )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Book] examines the relationship between high fashion and the evolving ideals of beauty through the careers and personifications of iconic models who posed in the salons, walked the runways, and exploded onto the pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and even Life and Time. High-profile models enlivened the designs of the world's most celebrated couturiers and, on occasion, even inspired them." --Book jacket
Splash! : a history of swimwear by Richard Martin( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical mode : fashion and art in the 1980s by Richard Martin( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rare bird of fashion : the irreverent Iris Apfel by Iris Barrel Apfel( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true original: this lavishly photographed book captures the style of American fashion maverick Iris Apfel, who, over the past 40 years, has cultivated a personal chic that is exuberantly idiosyncratic
Flair : fashion collected by Tina Chow by Richard Martin( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tina Chow Fashion Couture collection includes some of the finest designers in the industry such as: Fortuny, Balenciaga, Chanel, Vionnet, James, Dior, Lanvin, Poiret, Schiaparelli, Alaia, Cardin, Givenchy, Gigli, Lagerfield, Rhodes, Miyake and Saint Laurent. Over fifty of the best examples are presented and discussed in this volume. Drawings, patterns and sketches as well as photographs taken by some of the most illustrious names in fashion photography over the past decades
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Extreme beauty : the body transformed
Haute coutureDangerous liaisons : fashion and furniture in the eighteenth centuryChanelGoddess : the classical modePoiretChristian DiorGiorgio ArmaniThe model as muse : embodying fashionRare bird of fashion : the irreverent Iris Apfel
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