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Martin, Richard (Richard Harrison)

Works: 63 works in 274 publications in 6 languages and 7,826 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works  Biography  Catalogs  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: TT505.A1, 746.92092
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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 967 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 )

38 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and German and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The St. James fashion encyclopedia : a survey of style from 1945 to the present by Richard Martin( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 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 )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and French and held by 598 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 )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and German and held by 565 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 )

18 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 550 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 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles James by Richard Martin( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous in the 1930's in the world of American haute couture - Renowned for sculptured dresses and an unrestrained use of romantic, luxurious fabric
Herb Ritts : work by Herb Ritts( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 275 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 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Portraits by David Seidner( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seidner's work pays homage to the great portrait painters of the early nineteenth-century. Fusing history and stylish antiquarianism with a contemporary sensibility, Seidner creates a distinctive and remarkable array of images. Modern day actors, actresses, aristocrats and others who fill the social pages, don the costumes and postures of their earlier counterparts. Counterparts who were painted by artists such as Ingres, Boldini and Americans, John Singer Sargent and John Singleton Copley
The ceaseless century : 300 years of eighteenth-century costume by Richard Martin( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full-page details and multiple views of costumes that appear throughout this elegantly designed volume truly highlight the luxuriousness, charm, and craftsmanship of the fashions in The Ceaseless Century. They also complement the history as told in the text of the ongoing and important influence of the eighteenth century on fashion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries up to the present moment. In the words of Richard Martin, "Without the possibility of an eighteenth-century persistence, we would be immersed headlong in an ordinary world of minimalism, austerity, and unmitigated reason in dress." At the end of the twentieth century, when scruffy can hold sway over swagger, this tour through the past three hundred years declares an opulent option in taste that provides a pleasurable experience for both the historicist and the futurist
Madame Grès by Richard Martin( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana Vreeland : immoderate style by Richard Martin( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waist not : the migration of the waist, 1800-1960 by Richard Martin( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fall from fashion : [exhibition] May 23-September 26, 1993, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fashion and surrealismThe St. James fashion encyclopedia : a survey of style from 1945 to the presentA history of men's fashionGianni VersaceCubism and fashionVersaceCharles JamesHerb Ritts : workPortraits