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What Is The Perfect Male Body Measurement?

All of us instinctively know that a man is usually fit, healthy and attractive just by looking at his bodyshape. We all have the inherent ability to appreciate beauty when we see it, but few have tried to understand, describe and to measure it. I am talking about the measurements of an appealing, attractive and perfect male body.

You see, there exists a specific set of measurements and ratios that can calculate what the perfectly proportioned male physique is. Ancient master sculptors such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo had long figured out these proportions, but over time, the concept just faded away. The ideal male body measurement is superbly displayed in Michelangelo’s King David sculpture (left).

There are only three measurements you need to know to determine your ideal physical proportions and they are your height, shoulders and waist. Many of the research done on the human physique, classic art sculptures and the psychology of human attraction indicated to us that there is a specific body shape and size that people will find the most attractive and pleasing to look at.

It is psycholigically known that men who are close to this ideal body size and shape are generally treated more favorably in any societies. They get bigger salaries, bonuses, more business deals and of course, more pretty girls. Given the physical and social benefits of having a perfectly well proportioned male body, you should know what is your specific ideal perfect body size and shape and how to get it, right?

Everybody will have an ideal waist measurement and ideal shoulder measurement that correspond to their height that equal your perfect body proportions. This is sometimes referred to as The Golden Ratio. Scientific research has confirmed that women will find a man most attractive when his body proportions approach these ideal measurements. Unfortunately, most men have no inkling what these body measurements are and how to get them.

Do you want to know? Well,firstly you need to know what your measurements are right now compared to what your perfect ideal body shape is going to be. Once you know where to start, you can determine how to go about getting to where you want to be.

The health and fitness industry has always been striving for the perfectly proportioned look. However, nobody has managed to pin down what this “look” is all about, how to measure it, and how to get it until John Barban, author of The Adonis Index Workout designed a plan on bringing you to your specific ideally perfect body shape starting with your present male body measurements.

Forget about doing weights to get bigger muscles or long boring cardio exercises to lose weight and fat. The perfect male body should be carved out with specific exercises and the workout routine is different for everyone because the starting point of everybody is different.

This is about a specific workout routine to build your body into its most appealing perfect shape. The idea is to get bigger muscles only at the right places and lose inches where you need lose them so that you can get a proportionately shaped perfect male physique. This is the male body shape that women find attractive and men respect.

So find out what are your measurements now and then work towards getting the appealing perfect male body that everyone desires now.

About the Author

Chris Chew is a fitness, health and relationship consultant. Read his free articles at Perfect Male Body Measurements and How To Get Attractive Male Swimmer’s Body

Giant rabbit sculpture 3 – Sculpting the body with easy wire wrapping techniques



Art


Art


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Belgian Art


Belgian Art


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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Le Génie Du Mal, Un Coup de Dés Jamais N’abolira le Hasard, Hisk, Jozef Peeters, Marcel Lempereur-Haut, Art à La Rue, Luminism, Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp, Marc Darimont, Fotomuseum. Excerpt: Le génie du mal (installed 1848) or The Genius of Evil, known informally in English as Lucifer or The Lucifer of Liège, is a religious sculpture executed in white marble by the Belgian artist Guillaume Geefs. Francophone art historians most often refer to the figure as an ange déchu, a “fallen angel.” It is located within the elaborate pulpit (French chaire de vérité, “seat of truth”) of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Liège, and depicts a classically beautiful man in his physical prime, chained, seated, and nearly nude but for drapery gathered over his thighs, his full length ensconced within a mandorla of bat wings. Geefs’ work replaces an earlier sculpture created for the space by his younger brother Joseph Geefs, which was removed from the cathedral because of its distracting allure and “unhealthy beauty.” In the late 1980s, a photograph of Le génie du mal became a focal point of Himmelsweg, an art installation by the Liège-born artist Jacques Charlier on the theme of seductive evil and the danger of obscuring the memory of the Holocaust. Guillaume GeefsLe génie du mal is set within an open niche formed at the base of twin ornate staircases carved with gothic floral motifs. The sculpture may be viewed in its architectural setting online, and at an angle showing the stained glass windows also online. The curved railing of the semi-spiral stairs reiterates the arc of the wings, which are retracted and cup the body. The versions by Guillaume and Joseph are strikingly similar at first glance and appear

Calatrava


Calatrava


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Feats of design and engineering: The work of an unparalleled architectural engineerSantiago Calatrava is not only one of the world’s most prominent architects, but is also an engineer, sculptor, and painter. His reputation as an unparalleled architectural engineer was cemented with his numerous bridges for cities around the world. With more recent projects such as the stadium for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the railway station in Liège, Belgium, he has unarguably made his name in Europe and continues to look further ahead. Calatrava’s work is closely related to his own drawings of the human body, and to his sculptures of geometric forms, inspired by the dynamics of movement and tension. Winner of the 2005 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and the only architect ever to have his work exhibited at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Calatrava is one of today’s greatest and most innovative architects. This book provides an introduction to and overview of his work to date.

Eroticism and Art


Eroticism and Art


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From the surreal eroticism of Salvador Dali to the kitsch eroticism of Jeff Koons, erotic art has always inflamed opinion and, even today, such images are considered provocative, dangerous, and unwelcome in the public sphere. Now Alyce Mahon, the feisty Irish art historian, takes us on an imaginative and engaging tour of erotic art in all its forms, including painting, sculpture, video art, installation, performance art, and photography. Mahon explores eroticism from its most romantic to its most explicit: from Impressionist Paris where the naked body signaled the rise of a new, modern world, to the contemporary scene where artists use eroticism to address the politics of race, gender, and sexual orientation. The book examines some of the key movements and moments in modern art history: from the birth of Realism with Courbet in Paris, to the Surrealist subversion of taboo, to Nazi propaganda’s use of the heroic nude, to the soft-porn of Pop art, to the vogue for carnality in contemporary art in Los Angeles, Paris, and London. Indeed, Mahon provides a concise history of art in the twentieth century through the lens of eroticism, offering original insights into works of art that do not sit easily within popular notions of taste and that have provoked controversy and calls for censorship. Her discussion includes the work of such European and American artists as Egon Schiele, Hans Bellmer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nancy Goldin, Orlan, Franco B, and Annie Sprinkle. With over a hundred illustrations, including sixty-five in full color, here is a strikingly written and stimulating history of eroticism in modern Western art.

Color and Form


Color and Form


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The colorful geometric sculptures of Morton C. Bradley, Jr. (1912-2004), designed to be suspended from the ceiling, seem to float in the air like models of unknown, beautiful stars. As each sculpture slowly revolves, its intricate structure is transformed by a progression of colors that illuminate new aspects of its character. Bradley’s creations embody the mathematical structure of nature and the beauty of pure mathematics. In this lavishly illustrated first publication of Bradley’s remarkable body of work, bequeathed to Indiana University with which he had close ties, Lynn Gamwell explores the Harvard University milieu that gave rise to his artistic vision in the 1930s, his work as a painting conservator at the Fogg Museum, his study of music and mathematical patterning, and his founding of a workshop that fabricated these intricate handmade pieces, timelessly integrating pure color and form.

Eric Gill


Eric Gill


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ERIC GILL: NUPTIALS OF GODERIC GILL (1882-1940) is one of the major erotic artists of the 20th century, and one of the major British 20th century artists. Gill is still a controversial figure in art. His personal life was notorious for its sexual relationships. Wyndham Lewis called his work ‘excellent and ribald’, while influential critic Roger Fry, one of Gill’s supporters, said Gill’s sculpture was ‘the outcome of a desire to express something felt in the adventure of human life.’ For Eric Gill, eroticism was a vital part of life, and should be openly displayed in art. He moved from nudes to Madonnas easily and simply: sex and religion were part of the same mystery for him. Eric Gill built eroticism into most of his depictions of people. ‘Quite mad on sex’, Gill wrote of Jacob Epstein, the sculptor, in his diary (December 9, 1913). The statement might equally apply to Gill. He thought of sex a lot. Fully illustrated, featuring many lesser-known works by Eric Gill. EXTRACT FROM CHAPTER FOUR Eric Gill set up mirrors to watch his love-making, collected erotic photographs and books, drew genitals in detail (his own and other people’s), wrote up his sexual exploits in his diary, copied out extracts from Havelock Ellis, studied animals mating and recorded their activities in his diary, spent a day photographing himself and the Epstein family nude, played tennis in the nude, made a good deal of erotic art, and spied on people having sex (as in Hyde Park). Robert Speaight said Gill was ‘prey to an obsessive curiosity’. Despite his self-confessed obsession with sex and human bodies, some critics remarked that Eric Gill was also curiously reticent about it, perhaps due to his Victorian and Nonconformist childhood; he was also seen as being ignorant of women’s bodies. Gill’s ethical view of sex in art is essentially that of the pornographer: people have sex, so why not show them fucking in images and texts? It’s natural, so

Glenn Brown


Glenn Brown


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One of the most admired painters of his generation, Glenn Brown (b. 1966) borrows from art history and popular culture to investigate the languages of painting. Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2000, Brown is fascinated by how reproductions of paintings distort the qualities of the originals. The most thorough investigation of the artist’s work in print, this book features contributions by leading international critics and over 70 paintings, sculptures and previously unpublished new works, including spectacular gatefold illustrations. Working from books or projecting reproductions onto a blank surface, Brown transforms familiar images into alien ones by making changes in size, color, surface texture, and brushwork. Culling source material from Dalí, Rembrandt, Auerbach and others, Brown’s playful technique juxtaposes elements of kitsch and the sublime. Published to accompanying a major, touring retrospective exhibition, Glenn Brown is the premier testament to a sensational body of work.

Greek Art


Greek Art


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The birth of the occidental concept of manThe 18th century’s Neoclassicist movement, with its white marble sculptures inspired by the art of the ancient world, has helped Greek art to remain vivid in our memories even today. But the reality of ancient art was entirely different, as surfaces were in fact much more brut. As author Michael Siebler points out, recent findings have revealed that the seemingly perfect bodies of statues and sculptures were very often painted in flamboyant colors and ornaments. Thus ancient Greek art combined a high level of classical identity with an equal amount of sensuality. Despite being viewed in a new light, the beauty of the works of art persists. Including detailed analyses of the following works: Alexander-sarcophagus; Lysippos: Apoxyomenos; Exekias: Amphora; Myron: Diskobol; Apoll from Belvedere; Laocoon; Nike from Samothrake; the altar from Pergamon, now in Berlin; the Alexander-mosaic in Naples; Harmodios and Aristogeiton, in Naples; Polyklet: Doryphoros; sculptures from the Alphaia-temple, now in Munich; Andokides: Amphora; Ptolemaier-Cameo in Vienna; Praxiteles: Hermes; Apollo from the Zeus-temple in Olympia; numerous sculptures in Athens; Euphronios: Krater, now in New York; some Elgin Marbles in London; the warrior from Riace, now in Reggio. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Genre Series features: a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural and social events that took place during that period a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each of which is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and with an interpretation of the respective work, plus a portrait and brief biography of the artist approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions

Haiyantang


Haiyantang


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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Haiyantang (pinyin: Haiyantang) was a water clock fountain that included 12 bronze Chinese zodiac figures. The animal figurehead sculptures were looted during the destruction of the Old Summer Palace by British and French expeditionary forces during the Qing dynasty Second Opium War in 1860. The 12 bronze figureheads were part of the Haiyantang water clock situated in the Garden of Eternal Spring (pinyin: Chángchun Yuán). The 12 bronze figureheads represented the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac with the main bodies carved out of stone and heads cast from bronze. The animals spouted water to tell the time in a fountain created for the Qianlong emperor. The design of the figures is attributed to the Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione. The recovered Chinese collection are housed at the Poly Art Museum in Beijing. The Rabbit and Rat are part of designer Yves Saint Laurent’s collection housed in France, and sold to an anonymous bidder by auction house Christie’s on 25 February 2009.

Fabulous Harlequin


Fabulous Harlequin


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For four decades the internationally renowned French artist ORLAN has interrogated every defining aspect of being human-gender, ethnicity, religion, beauty, physiognomy, and even physiology itself-through an endlessly mutating oeuvre that defies categorization. Performance, sculpture, photography, poetry, design-ORLAN not only creates within these media, she disappears into them, willfully dissolving and reconfiguring her identity through her work. ORLAN is most famous for her series of cosmetic-surgery performances in the 1990s in which she reconfigured her face and body as a critique of the standards of beauty imposed on women. In 2008, in a seemingly radical departure, ORLAN chose to disapperar from her work entirely, effacing her famously protean features from her creations. In fact, she had chosen an even more dramatic way to dismantle her identity and perform it anew. With her Harlequin Coat project ORLAN borrows the commedia dell’arte trickster hero, the harlequin, as her alter ego, using his patchwork motif as a metaphor for the fragmented, multicolored, multilayered performance of the human signature. It is her most collaborative work to date, involving, at different stages, artists from the worlds of fashion, design, film, and technology. In reaching back to this Italian Renaissance character ORLAN simultaneously reaches forward into the most pressing of contemporary concerns: How can we be sure of who and what we are?Fabulous Harlequin showcases photographs of ORLAN’s project along with critical essays on ORLAN’s work.

David Harrison


David Harrison


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Over the course of the last twenty-five years David Harrison has created a body of work unique in contemporary British art, characterized by wit, a playful love of contradiction and quiet erudition. Working in two and three dimensions, the artist’s paintings, sculptures, and collages transform the natural and man-made worlds into mythical settings in which alarming, magical, and incongruous narratives unfold. The book includes an overview of Harrison’s work to date, an introduction by architectural historian Lucinda Lambton, an interview with the artist conducted by his renowned contemporary Peter Doig, and a study of his motifs and methods by curator Alistair Robinson.

Heidi Bucher


Heidi Bucher


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Although Heidi Bucher’s (1926-93) oeuvre remained mostly overlooked after her death, a recent revitalization around her idiosyncratic practice has opened the conversation on this pioneer in the feminist dialogue of the 1970s. Born in Switzerland, Bucher moved to California in the 1960s where she collaborated with her husband Carl on Bodyshells, a series of wearable sculptures exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1972. She returned to Switzerland in the mid-1970s and began her most iconic body of work, latex casts of objects and rooms. This volume includes a conversation with Christian Scheidemann on conserving contemporary materials; essays from the catalogue of the seminal 2004 Migros exhibition; memories from Beatrix Ruf and curator Bice Curiger; as well as a walk through the Swiss Institute exhibition with her sons and collaborators Mayo and Indigo. Embracing the conceptual framework of an exhibition at Swiss Institute and its related public programs, each book in the SI Series adds retrospective context through seminal essays, archival materials, event transcripts, artist portfolios and exhibition documentation, as well as reprints and new translations of important texts. Each book in the series assumes a unique format to delve into the work of an artist, an artistic movement or a philosophical conundrum.

Hydrogen Cars


Hydrogen Cars


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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Ford Focus, Ford Focus, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Equinox, Honda Fcx, Bmw Hydrogen 7, Nissan X-Trail, Peugeot 207, Honda Fcx Clarity, List of Fuel Cell Vehicles, Ford Airstream, Riversimple Urban Car, General Motors Hy-Wire, Toyota Fchv, Ford Focus Fcv, Mercedes-Benz F-Cell, Bmw H2r, Chevrolet Sequel, Morgan Lifecar, Mazda Premacy Hydrogen Re Hybrid, Mazda Rx-8 Hydrogen Re, General Motors Sequel, Hydrogen3, Peugeot Quark, Fiat Panda Hydrogen, Hydrogen4, Hippomobile, Ford Explorer Fuel Cell Prototype, Mercedes-Benz F-Cell Roadster. Excerpt: BMW H2R The BMW H2R (“Hydrogen Record Car”) is one of the first of a new breed of racecars adapted to run on liquid hydrogen fuel. Conceived and developed in the relatively short time of 10 months, it has set nine international speed records at the Miramas Proving Grounds in France. The H2R s 6.0-liter V-12 engine, which draws on BMW ‘s Valvetronic and Double-VANOS technology, is based on the 760i s gasoline-fueled powerplant. This H2-powered high performer generates 232 horsepower (173 kW), helping it to achieve a top speed of over 187.62 mph (301.95 km/h). Technical data On the high-speed track at Miramas the BMW H2R set nine international and FIA -ratified records with hydrogen combustion engines. BMW H2R, BMW Museum, Munchen, Germany. BMW Art Car Project: Your Mobile Expectations In 2007, Olafur Eliasson was commissioned by BMW to create the sixteenth art car for the BMW Art Car Project based on the H2R. Eliasson and his team removed the automobile’s alloy body and instead replaced it with a new interlocking framework of reflective steel bars and mesh. Layers of ice were created by spraying approximately 530 gallons of water during a period of several days upon the structure. On display, the frozen sculpture is glowing

Jake and Dinos Chapman


Jake and Dinos Chapman


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Talk about sibling ribaldry. Self-professed enfants terribles and brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman enrage some with their art and reduce others to laughter, but no one is neutral about these British provocateurs. The series documented here, including the “Sex” and “Death” sculptures and an installation created for this exhibition, present the bad boys at their most scabrous-and beautifully printed. In a counterintuitive titling, “Sex” shows decomposing bodies swarming with flies and maggots; “Death” depicts blow-up sex dolls engaging in lewd acts. Seriousness of purpose, however, underlies the gut-punching shock, and essays here, as well as drawings and plans never seen before, illuminate the artists’ work process. The dolls, for example, are cast in bronze and painted to resemble their original plastic, thus bringing a stolid permanence to a flimsy contemporary commodity.

James Croak


James Croak


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James Croak, one of America’s most original artists, has produced an astonishing and idiosyncratic body of work during the past twenty years. Using a variety of innovative materials and techniques, including taxidermy, latex rubber, tar, and his trademark cast dirt, he has merged traditional allegiance to exacting craftsmanship with a late-twentieth-century sensibility, creating sculpture of breathtaking presence and feeling. The mysterious darkness of his earthen material seems to convey something of the terror and anxiety of our uncertain time, and simultaneously a sense of contemplation as an avenue to spiritual renewal.

Anish Kapoor


Anish Kapoor


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Anish Kapoor is one of a generation of internationally acclaimed British artists who came to prominence in the 1980s. He has since developed a distinctive body of work in stone, marble, pigment, stainless steel, and plaster, producing sculptures that can provoke intensely spiritual and physical feelings. This catalog accompanies Kapoor’s first major showing in a public gallery in Britain. New pieces created especially for the Hayward Gallery transform the London gallery space, penetrating the walls and floors and giving the impression that the work is growing out of the architecture. Included in the show are a series of monumental stone sculptures weighing up to eight tons each. Much of Kapoor’s recent work explores the concept of the “void.” The artist cuts deeply into the stone, sometimes coating the interior surfaces with a rich pigment and transforming the void into a charged, dark space. Kapoor also works with reflective surfaces that appear to engulf the viewer and his surroundings. Homi Bhabha’s essay asks what kind of theory of art and culture emerges from Kapoor’s work. Bhabha offers an “ethical” interpretation that explores the way the sculptures force one to ponder not just art, but the role of art in the world. He also comments on how playful Kapoor’s work is in its use of color, object, and fantasy, and on how the combination of “deadly seriousness” and play are essential in his sculptures. “I am really interested in the, at the of the process, at the way a stone is not a stone, the way the stone becomes something else, becomes light, becomes a proposition, becomes a lens.”-Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor


Anish Kapoor


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Anish Kapoor is one of a generation of internationally acclaimed British artists who came to prominence in the 1980s. He has since developed a distinctive body of work in stone, marble, pigment, stainless steel, and plaster, producing sculptures that can provoke intensely spiritual and physical feelings. This catalog accompanies Kapoor’s first major showing in a public gallery in Britain. New pieces created especially for the Hayward Gallery transform the London gallery space, penetrating the walls and floors and giving the impression that the work is growing out of the architecture. Included in the show are a series of monumental stone sculptures weighing up to eight tons each. Much of Kapoor’s recent work explores the concept of the “void.” The artist cuts deeply into the stone, sometimes coating the interior surfaces with a rich pigment and transforming the void into a charged, dark space. Kapoor also works with reflective surfaces that appear to engulf the viewer and his surroundings. Homi Bhabha’s essay asks what kind of theory of art and culture emerges from Kapoor’s work. Bhabha offers an “ethical” interpretation that explores the way the sculptures force one to ponder not just art, but the role of art in the world. He also comments on how playful Kapoor’s work is in its use of color, object, and fantasy, and on how the combination of “deadly seriousness” and play are essential in his sculptures. “I am really interested in the, at the of the process, at the way a stone is not a stone, the way the stone becomes something else, becomes light, becomes a proposition, becomes a lens.”-Anish Kapoor

Bharti Kher


Bharti Kher


$31.4


Bharti Kher is a contemporary Indian artist whose work encompasses painting, sculpture and installation. Relocating to New Delhi after studying art in Newcastle, UK, Kher?s practice explores cultural misunderstandings and social codes. Hers is an art of dislocation and transience. Likening herself to the well intentioned ethnographer investigating her culture, Kher delivers a forceful reinterpretation of India?s present and its history. Following an accidental encounter with a woman wearing a sperm bindi on her forehead, Kher made bindis a central motif in her practice. Bindis swarm over Kher?s sculptures and are deployed in vivid chromatic constellations. Arranged en masse, each dot or squiggle can be understood as a person, their placement analogous to demographic movementthe migrations of a population. Bharti Kher focuses on the artist?s exploration of identity, aiming to bring together works that speak especially to the perceptions and realities of being female today. Kher?s vivid representations of the ageing female body serve as witness to the pressures our society places on keeping bodies young. Other sculptural works explore women in relation to domestic spaces. Illustrated throughout with images of Kher?s beguiling artworks, this publication features contributions from eight distinguished writers offering psychoanalytic, literary, cultural and political readings of Kher?s sculptures, paintings and installations. Published in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Friedrich Becker: Kinetic Jewellery


Friedrich Becker: Kinetic Jewellery


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Movement came to be the main theme of Friedrich Becker’s artistic work. In the early 1960s, he began to create the first kinetic jewellery objects that remain constantly in motion due to natural body movements. Becker is the inventor of kinetic jewellery. The ideas behind his small sculptures, having the intention of a constructivist language of forms, are also translated into his large-scale sculptures. This documentation is the first survey of the many-sided oeuvre of this significant artist: all areas of his work are represented from the 1950s to his unexpected death in May 1997. Text in English and German

Knitwear in Fashion


Knitwear in Fashion


$2.59


Lacy dresses, glittering evening wear, body-contoured sweaters, luxury cashmere pieces, seamless lingerie. From Julien Macdonald’s cobweb confections and Lainey Keogh’s filigree works of art, through Prada’s sophisticated classics with a twist and Missoni’s rainbow stripes, to Martin Margiela’s avant-garde deconstructions and Issey Miyake’s revolutionary clothing concept A-POC, the best of today’s fashion designers are using radical ideas in knitwear design. Since the 1970s, developments in modern technology, a revival of traditional craft skills, and a new appreciation of couture workmanship have ensured knitwear’s place at the forefront of fashion. The enthusiasm for knitting is spreading to other creative fields. Fashion designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Bodymap have collaborated in the creation of costumes for theater and dance. Accessory designers such as Jo Gordon and Hikaru Noguchi use knitting for their colorful and imaginative bags, scarves, gloves, and hats. Artists, including Maria Blaisse and Freddie Robins, inspired by experimental yarns and fabric processes, are creating knitted installations for museums and galleries. Product designers capitalize on the unique visual and light-filtering qualities of knitted fabrics to create remarkable furnishings, sculpture, lighting, and jewelry. Whether hand-knitted or industrially produced, whimsical or theatrical, ingenious or just plain beautiful, these pieces are all stunning examples of the new vogue in knitting. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, Knitwear in Fashion shows off the best in international knitwork. An extensive reference section covers the technology of knitting, developments in design, and new fibers, and includes a glossary of technical terms and biographies of designers. This book is essential for anybody concerned with textiles, fashion, or contemporary design. 300 photographs and illustrations, 285 in color. Author Biography: Sandy Black is a Lecturer at

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