Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain, usually outside and accessible to all. Public art is significant within the art world, amongst curators, commissioning bodies and practitioners of public art, to whom it signifies a working practice of site specificity, community involvement and collaboration. Public art may include any art which is exhibited in a public space including publicly accessible buildings, but often it is not that simple. Rather, the relationship between the content and audience, what the art is saying and to whom, is just as important if not more important than its physical location.
Unfolded: Paper in Design, Fashion & Architecture
Schmidt.P & Stattmann. N
A really nice array of images demonstrating the techniques of folding pleating and ruching and the different way it can be applied to both fashion and textiles.
The Art Of Manipulating Fabric
A variety of different techniques of fabric manipulation which was really helped and helped me gain insight into what else there is I can apply to my fashion through decoration/manipulation.
Madeleine Vionnet June 22, 1876 – March 2, 1975) was a French fashion designer. Born in Loiret, France, Vionnet trained in London before returning to France to establish her first fashion house in Paris in 1912. Although it was forced to close in 1914 at the outbreak of the First World War, it re-opened after the war and Vionnet became one of the leading designers in Paris between the Wars (1919-1939). Vionnet was forced to close her house in 1939 and retired in 1940. Called the "Queen of the bias cut" and "the architect among dressmakers", Vionnet is best known today for her elegantGrecian-style dresses and for popularising the bias cut within the fashion world and is credited with inspiring a number of recent designers.
Miyake was born on April twenty-second, 1938 in Hiroshima, Japan. He studied graphic design at the Tama Art University inTokyo, graduating in 1964. After graduation, he worked in Paris and New York City. Returning to Tokyo in 1970, he founded the Miyake Design Studio, a high-end producer of women's fashion.
"Balenciaga is a European luxury fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Spanish designer, born in the Basque Country, Spain. He had a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards and was referred to as "the master of us all" by Christian Dior.His bubble skirts and odd, feminine, yet ultra-modern shapes were trademarks of the house. The House of Balenciaga is now owned by theFrench multinational company Kering. "
Beautiful silhouette and large pleat framing the shoulders to create a different shape to frame the body.
I really liked the ruching used in the second image framing the face.
b. 1939, USA
At around 55 feet high, Fulcrum creates an incredible visual illusion, luring viewers into the belief that the five sheets of self-weathering COR-TEN steel are simply propped against each other. This feat of cutting, propping and stacking material is at the very heart of Serra's oeuvre, emphasising the process and the materials employed to fabricate his sculptures.
Hans Haacke//The Gift Horse
But in a way, Gift Horse is exactly that kind of moral truism which tends to substitutes for critical or political thinking today: that the mechanism of the free market produces negative consequences is one of those vague assertions that everyone more or less agrees to, even if you're politically on the right. After all, while many on the left in the UK have railed against the cuts in welfare imposed by our conservative-led coalition, it's the same coalition that has been busy re-regulating the financial sector, imposing new rules of responsibility on lenders and breaking up and reorganising the banks, in order to control the perceived risks of runaway capitalism—even supposedly free-market people aren't really very pro-free market these days.