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Koda, Harold

Works: 110 works in 358 publications in 5 languages and 9,494 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor, wpr
Classifications: TT502, 746.92092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Harold Koda
Most widely held works by Harold Koda
Extreme beauty : the body transformed by Harold Koda( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,111 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 )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 610 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
Chanel by Harold Koda( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A travers une revue de tenues qui vont des années 20 aux derniers podiums, le MET présente une des plus importante rétrospéctive sur la Maison Chanel
Dangerous liaisons : fashion and furniture in the eighteenth century by Harold Koda( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 588 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
Jocks and nerds : men's style in the twentieth century by Richard Martin( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giorgio Armani by Germano Celant( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participating photographers: Walter Chin, Pamela Hanson, Patrick Demarchelier, Herb Ritts, Tom Munro, David Bailey, Aldo Fallai, Carter Smith, Peter Lindbergh, Sean Ellis, Paolo Roversi, Steve Hiett, Albert Watson, Satoshi, Frederik Lieberath, Thomas Schenk, Guido Mocafico, Michel Comte, Nathaniel Goldbert, Raymond Meier, John Akehurst, Miles Aldridge, Ellen von Unwerth, Terry Richardson, Enrique Badulescu
Poiret by Harold Koda( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 448 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
Goddess : the classical mode by Harold Koda( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 440 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
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 419 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 )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 406 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
Christian Dior by Richard Martin( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dior's career came at the fulcrum of the twentieth century. He successfully combined the historicism of the late-nineteenth-century Belle Epoque with the aesthetic and technical innovations of his own time. In Dior's works, what outwardly seems sheer romance and poetry is strengthened by structural underpinnings that demonstrate deep knowledge of craft. And while each collection is individualized even by name, the overall work created during the eleven years Dior built his art can be seen as a unit of interwoven development. From the inception of The New Look on February 12, 1947, until the designer's death in 1957, Dior was the definitive force in fashion. In addition, his corpus was to become an overriding influence on subsequent fashion
Charles James : beyond fashion by Harold Koda( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Norwegian and held by 390 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
The model as muse : embodying fashion by Harold Koda( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 386 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 )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Monday in May( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 320 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
Orientalism : visions of the East in western dress by Richard Martin( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 250 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
Giorgio Armani : images of man by Richard Martin( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion : a timeline in photographs : 1850 to today by Caroline Rennolds Milbank( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive and beautifully illustrated visual history of fashion from one of America's premiere fashion historians, Caroline Rennolds Milbank. This unrivaled and exceptional fashion resource is an immersive 150-year visual odyssey which tracks year-by-year, decade-by-decade, the ever-changing fashion landscape from 1850 to the present. With over 1400 photographs, almost all of which are rare - either never before published or rarely seen - we see fashion transform from the crinoline-supported billowing skirts and enormous ballooning sleeves of the late 19th century to the hemlines that fell along with the crashing stock market in 1929; through the shocking pants styles of the '30s and short A-line shifts of the '60s; through the designer-driven styles of the '80s, '90s, and today. In her introduction, Milbank explains the importance of photographs in that they "show what fashion illustrations cannot; what people actually wore, what exaggeration they adopted and the actual prevalence of style."
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Haute coutureChanelDangerous liaisons : fashion and furniture in the eighteenth centuryGiorgio ArmaniPoiretGoddess : the classical modeChristian DiorThe model as muse : embodying fashionRare bird of fashion : the irreverent Iris Apfel