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ALEPH ID 000430303
OCLC Number (OCoLC)1011626301
Main Entry LinkBolton, Andrew,1966-author.
Title Heavenly bodies : fashion and the Catholic imagination / Andrew Bolton ; with Barbara Drake Boehm, Marzia Cataldi Gallo, C. Griffith Mann, David Morgan, Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi, and David Tracy ; images by Katerina Jebb.
Imprint New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2018]
©2018
Description 2 volumes (335 pages, some folded) : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm.
Notes Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 10-October 8, 2018.
Bibliographic Note Includes bibliographical references (page 330).
Contents Contents: Volume [1]. I. The Vatican collection -- Volume [2]. II. Fashioning worship; III. Fashioning devotion.
Summary A brilliant exploration of fashion’s complex engagement with the great art and artifacts of Catholic faith and practice Since antiquity, religious beliefs and practices have inspired many of the masterworks of art. These works of art have, in turn, fueled the imagination of fashion designers in the 20th and 21st centuries, yielding some of the most innovative creations in costume history. Connecting significant religious art and artifacts to their sartorial expressions, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination provides a critical analysis of fashion’s engagement with notions of the divine. Exploring fashion’s complex and often controversial relationship with Catholicism, Heavenly Bodies probes what dress reveals about the state of religion and spirituality within contemporary culture, and how it may manifest-or subvert-Catholic values and ideology. Art objects, such as devotional paintings and altarpieces from The Met’s collection, are presented alongside fashions from designers including Cristobal Balenciaga, Callot Soeurs, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Madame Gres, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Jeanne Lanvin, Claire McCardell, Alexander McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Gianni Versace. The volume also presents a selection of ecclesiastical vestments and accessories from the Vatican collection, many of which have not been published before.
Subjects LinkFashion -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
LinkFashion -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
LinkFashion design -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
LinkFashion design -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
LinkChristian art and symbolism -- Influence -- Exhibitions.
LinkChurch vestments -- Vatican City -- Exhibitions.
Other Authors LinkBoehm, Barbara Drake.
LinkCataldi Gallo, Marzia.
LinkMann, C. Griffith.
LinkMorgan, David, 1957-
LinkRavasi, Gianfranco.
LinkTracy, David.
LinkJebb, Katerina, 1962-
Other Authors LinkMetropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Additional Titles Fashion and the Catholic imagination
Summary Holding v. 1-2
ISBN 1588396452 (set ; hardback)
9781588396457 (set ; hardback)

Library Holdings Library Stacks / Regular loan
GT503 .B65 2018
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