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Fashion and Art

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bibliographic guide

...Although fashion and art have always drawn from each other, sometimes symbiotically, other times agonistically, the connection has only been given recent attention. One reason for this lies in the long-held prejudice—as voiced...

Color and the Principles of Design

Edith Anderson Feisner

Edith Anderson Feisner is a Visiting Specialist / Assistant Chair (Retired) in the School of Fine Arts at Montclair State University. She has taught courses in color, design, and introduction to visual arts. She has held many positions in the Embroiderers' Guild of America including certified teacher, teacher certification board, as well as the author of the master craftsman programs in color and design. Her fine art works are in both public and private collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ronald Reed

Ron Reed, MS, NCIDQ Certificate No. 20474, ASID, IDEC, IIDA, is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Interior Design in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University--San Marcos. Reed has served as the IDEC Southwest Regional Chair between 2011-2012. He holds a Masters Degree in Interior Design from Colorado State University and Bachelor in Interior Design from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His research interest include color pedagogy and interior environmental features leading to perceptions of place-attachment and meanings of home in environments of limited personal control. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Color Studies

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...After reading this chapter, you will:Apply the principles of design—rhythm, balance, proportion, scale, emphasis, and harmony—in combination with the element of color.Demonstrate the use of contrast through color intensity—value...

Résumé and Cover Letter

Linda Tain

Linda Tain is a professor of fashion art, design, and history of clothing and has been teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology for over 30 years. In 1999, she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has conducted numerous seminars on historical costume as well as design and product development and has worked in the fashion industry as an illustrator, designer, and consultant, specializing in the designer sportswear, knitwear, and intimate apparel markets. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers : Fourth Edition

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...Julia Jeong Ju Kang, Fashion Institute of TechnologyA résumé is a marketing tool—a brief summary of your qualifications to sell yourself to prospective employers. It should attract attention and spark interest, impress an employer...

The Elements of Design

Karl Aspelund

Karl Aspelund, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Textiles Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island and has been a designer, artist, and teacher for over 20 years in apparel, theater, film and digital media. He received his PhD in Anthropology and Material Culture from Boston University, University Professors Program, where his dissertation on women's national dress practices in Iceland was awarded the University Professor's Edmonds Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation of the Academic Year 2010-2011. Aspelund's research interests are in the field of apparel design and personal and national identity creation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing : An Introduction

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Designers Speak“In designing hardware to be used every day, it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind. What looks good also often feels good.”“I am also very fascinated by the way one can transform cloth...

What Is Designing?

Karl Aspelund

Karl Aspelund, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Textiles Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island and has been a designer, artist, and teacher for over 20 years in apparel, theater, film and digital media. He received his PhD in Anthropology and Material Culture from Boston University, University Professors Program, where his dissertation on women's national dress practices in Iceland was awarded the University Professor's Edmonds Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation of the Academic Year 2010-2011. Aspelund's research interests are in the field of apparel design and personal and national identity creation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing : An Introduction

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Designers Speak“People think it’s this veneer—that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”“It’s important...
...History and Significance of Futurism in Clothing The term “futurism” was originally associated with the eponymous early twentieth-century Italian avant-garde movement. Futurists were committed to producing art that eschewed traditional...

Identity Crises

Ralph Caplan

Ralph Caplan writes about design for both professional and consumer publications, speaks about design to both professional and general audiences, and consults with designers and their clients. His articles have appeared in magazines and journals such as Design Quarterly, Interior Design, The New York Times and House and Garden, and his other books include The Design of Herman Miller and By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object Lessons. He has a wide-ranging client list that includes the American Institute of Architects, the Center of Advanced Research in Design, the Office of Charles Ray Eames, Herman Miller Inc., IBM, CBS, The Smithsonian Institution, Hallmark Cards and UNESCO. Many design schools, universities with design departments, museums and professional design societies have invited Caplan to speak. A former editor-in-chief of ID magazine, he is also a Director Emeritus of the International Design Conference in Aspen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cracking the Whip : Essays On Design And Its Side\n Effects

Fairchild Publications, 2006

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...Who we are, who we wish we were, and who we wish to say we are easily get confused in a mobile, transient society. We change roles, hats, color, gender, and steal each other’s identities. Personal growth manuals...

Research—what and why?

Simon Seivewright

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Richard Sorger

Richard Sorger is Associate Professor and Course Leader for MA Fashion at Kingston University, UK. He has taught at all levels of fashion education at institutions such as Middlesex University and London College of Fashion. From 2006 to 2011 he designed for his eponymous label and his clothes have been worn by Courtney Love, Florence Welch and Miley Cyrus. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Research and Design for Fashion

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...Japanese scene created by the master Kunisada, circa 1853.Research is about creative investigation, and it is about recording information for use now or in the future. But what exactly is research? Designers are constantly looking for new...

How to Analyze a Fashion Collection

Maureen Brewster

Adjunct Instructor, Parsons School of Design, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction This unit introduces students to the field of fashion criticism, and guides them in the analysis of the design, theme, and contents of a fashion collection. It will provide a background on the design and presentation...

Being There

Ralph Caplan

Ralph Caplan writes about design for both professional and consumer publications, speaks about design to both professional and general audiences, and consults with designers and their clients. His articles have appeared in magazines and journals such as Design Quarterly, Interior Design, The New York Times and House and Garden, and his other books include The Design of Herman Miller and By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object Lessons. He has a wide-ranging client list that includes the American Institute of Architects, the Center of Advanced Research in Design, the Office of Charles Ray Eames, Herman Miller Inc., IBM, CBS, The Smithsonian Institution, Hallmark Cards and UNESCO. Many design schools, universities with design departments, museums and professional design societies have invited Caplan to speak. A former editor-in-chief of ID magazine, he is also a Director Emeritus of the International Design Conference in Aspen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cracking the Whip : Essays On Design And Its Side\n Effects

Fairchild Publications, 2006

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...The psychologist Jon Kabat-Zinn writes, “Wherever you go, there you are.” Well, yes, but where exactly? As I have noted earlier, almost everyone, whether they’ve heard of her or not, can quote Gertrude...