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High Style: Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

High Style: Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Jan Glier Reeder
Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art S.
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This lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive publication on the Brooklyn Museum of Art's internationally renowned historic costume collection. The nearly 25,000-object collection comprises fashionable women's and men's garments and accessories from the 18th through the 20th centuries. It features sumptuous 19th-century gowns from the House of Worth, exquisite works by the great 20th-century French couturiers, iconic Surrealist-based designs of Elsa Schiaparelli, sportswear classics from pioneer American designers, and the incomparable draped and tailored creations of Charles James. In 2009, the Brooklyn Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art entered into a groundbreaking long-term partnership to steward Brooklyn's collection. The objects were transferred to The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan, with Brooklyn maintaining curatorial access. Exhibitions of costumes from the collection will be held at both institutions in early May 2010.
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Winner of the Silver Medal as given by the Independent Publishers Book Awards--Silver Medal"Independent Publisher" (10/03/2011)
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General Fields

  • : 9780300155228
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : May 2010
  • : 284mm X 262mm X 30mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 276
  • : Jan Glier Reeder
  • : 225 colour illustrations
  • : Hardback
  • : 2010