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Martin, Richard (Richard Harrison)

Works: 90 works in 442 publications in 7 languages and 11,346 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Encyclopedias  Biography  Pictorial works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works about Richard Martin
Most widely held works by Richard Martin
Contemporary fashion by Richard Martin( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This alphabetically-arranged reference resource provides "information on and assessment of fashion designers active during the period from 1945 to the present."--Page ix
Fashion and surrealism by Richard Martin( Book )

39 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and German and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haute couture by Richard Martin( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 648 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
The St. James fashion encyclopedia : a survey of style from 1945 to the present by Richard Martin( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at contemporary fashion~ Critical essays by experts in the fields of fashion and costume history profile more than 200 contemporary clothing designers, milliners, footwear designers, companies and textile houses. Includes designs inspired by popular culture, high technology and ethnic dress
A history of men's fashion by Farid Chenoune( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Men's Fashion is divided into four parts that follow the sartorial evolution of the male wardrobe from the era of Beau Brummell, which created the model of the gentlemen and the dandy, to the "anti-fashion" trends of the early 1990s. Part One (1760-1850) traces the era of tails and the frock coat, the emergence of the pantaloon and the influence of Anglomania on European fashion. Men's fashion in Europe's fin de siecle climate, and the impact of ready-made garments are discussed in Part Two (1850-1914). Part Three (1914-1940) introduces the aesthetic of the sweater and the variations on the suit and vest as part of the post-World War I moral liberation and economic euphoria, and traces changes all the way through to the New Deal and the new American elegance. The post-World War II fashion revolution is described in Part Four (1940-1990) from zoot suits, spurred by the black American jazz scene, to London's Mod fashion of the 60s, Pierre Cardin and the new French style, the emergence of Italian chic, and the hippie and punk styles of the 70s. The book is completed by a perceptive discussion of contemporary designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Comme des Garcons, and Yohji Yamamoto. Farid Chenoune's lively and accessible text is filled with amusing anecdotes about male dress and grooming. He vividly places style transformations in the context of contemporary fashion criticism, history, social etiquette, manufacturing and marketing revolutions, and highlights public and private responses to fashion trends. By analyzing fashion's symbolic, social, and economic frames of reference he lays before us the entire fabric of the intellectual, spiritual, and material forces of the modern era. The copious illustrations for this book, many reproduced here for the first time, are drawn from fashion designs, paintings, drawings, cartoons, tailor's model books, magazines, and rare, impromptu photographs of masculine style in city streets. A History of Men's Fashion will be an essential reference for fashion designers and students, and should have a profound impact on fashion history for years to come
Gianni Versace by Richard Martin( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Martin, Curator in Charge, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has written a conceptual and analytical text that both places Versace's work in historical context and provides new insights into the major inspirations and themes of the designer. In the Introduction, he discusses Versace's relationship with earlier designers' work, and he also clarifies Versace's metamorphosis of the prostitute into a positive, even exuberant expression of glamor and of independence from middle-of-the-road values. The body of the book is divided into seven conceptual sections, each beginning with a text summarizing the topic and each also including a brief discussion of individual costumes. The section titled "The Landmarks" is a retrospective look at Versace's major achievements. "Art" sketches in Versace's relationship with various artists, such as Alexander Calder and Robert and Sonia Delaunay, and emphasizes his particular sympathy for the work of Andy Warhol. In "History," we learn about Versace's creative interpretations of the past, from Byzantine art to the classicism of Madame Gres. "Materials" demonstrates Versace's extremely unusual incorporations of industrial plastics and leather, for example, which he so successfully translated into his own personal forms. Among the costumes in "Word and Image," we find a sparkling Vogue-inspired gown and small black leather dresses emblazoned with Japanese characters. The section on Versace's "Men" demonstrates his revolutionary views of the sensuous male in black leather with studs and fringes, or in brilliantly patterned shirt or jeans. And lastly, there is "The Dream," an evocation of Versace's visions of costumes for the opera and the dance, all of which are pure theater in the hands of this designer."--Jacket
Cubism and fashion by Richard Martin( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cubism and Fashion demonstrates for the first time how the fundamental traits of Cubist art were translated into fashion during the critical years from 1908 into the early 1920s and how Cubism has continued to influence designers even to the present. This volume, by juxtaposing art and fashion, shows how many of the most glittering and elegant dresses of the teens and twenties benefited from Cubist concepts. Significantly, this book does not extol rudimentary drawings for apparel by Cubist artists, but rather presents a critical study of the most accomplished creations by Poiret, Vionnet, Chanel, and other premier designers who assimilated Cubist principles. Here their work is shown next to art works by Georges Braque, Robert Delaunay, Juan Gris, Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, and other seminal artists of the early twentieth century."--Jacket
Versace by Richard Martin( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and career of Gianni Versace, famous Italian fashion designer
Jocks and nerds : men's style in the twentieth century by Richard Martin( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred years of American art : the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute : essays by Wayne Craven( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Dior by Richard Martin( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 440 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
Infra-apparel by Richard Martin( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 367 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
Orientalism : visions of the East in western dress by Richard Martin( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Splash! : a history of swimwear by Richard Martin( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our new clothes : acquisitions of the 1990s by Richard Martin( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adding substantially to its comprehensive collection gathered over fifty-five years, the costumes span three centuries, beginning with a magnificent and rare silk damask brocaded English mantua of 1708 and including a wide-ranging selection such as a luxuriously embroidered and sequinned French man's ensemble of about 1765, a sparkling Agnes Drecoll robe en pannier of 1912, a beautiful Charles James wedding gown of 1949, and a slinky gold-tone metal mesh Gianni Versace evening gown of 1997-98"--Jacket
The historical mode : fashion and art in the 1980s by Richard Martin( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herb Ritts : work by Herb Ritts( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New urban landscape( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flair : fashion collected by Tina Chow by Richard Martin( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giorgio Armani : images of man by Richard Martin( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Contemporary fashion
Fashion and surrealismHaute coutureThe St. James fashion encyclopedia : a survey of style from 1945 to the presentA history of men's fashionGianni VersaceCubism and fashionVersaceChristian Dior
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