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Author Bolton, Andrew, 1966- author, curator.

Title About time : fashion & duration / Andrew Bolton ; with Jan Glier Reeder, Jessica Regan, and Amanda Garfinkel ; introduction by Theodore Martin ; short story by Michael Cunningham ; photographs by Nicholas Alan Cope.

Publication Info. New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  391 BOL    Check Shelf
Description xxxi, 358 pages, xxxiv-lxxxiii : illustrations ; 33 cm
Note Catalog of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from May 7-September 7, 2020.
Contents Sixty minutes of fashion / Andrew Bolton -- On time / Theodore Martin -- Plates -- Out of time / Michael Cunningham.
Summary Fashion not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, it also changes and develops with the times. About Time takes as its starting point the 1870s-when major developments in the establishment of standard time shifted the measurement of time from the local to the global-and examines the temporal impulses of fashion over 150 years to the present. Sections combining thought-provoking texts and newly commissioned photography explore the fugitive rhythm of fashion governed by the shared experience of "objective time," measured by the clock and calendar, and the personal experience of "subjective time," expressed through clothes that mark events of a person's life. Fashion is examined through the lenses of the marginal, the minority, and the postcolonial, advancing the concept of time as a metaphor for difference. Fashions created after the invention of the World Wide Web in 1989 are explored through the postmodern concepts of volatility, multiplicity, immediacy, and disposability. While fashion has embraced and benefited from the around-the-clock potentialities of digital capitalism, it has also suffered from its unquenchable functioning. Addressing this negation of time, the book concludes with a section on the future of fashion, which advocates for a slowing down of fashion, and a re-emphasis on the values inherent in its creation and consumption. Exhibition: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (07.05.-07.09.2020)
Subject Fashion -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Fashion -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Fashion -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Fashion -- History -- Chronology.
Time perception.
Time in art.
Time in literature.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Quotations.
Fashion. (OCoLC)fst00921600
Metropolitan Museum of Art (DE-588)1008914-7
Chronological Term 1800-2099
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Reeder, Jan Glier, author.
Regan, Jessica, author.
Garfinkel, Amanda, author.
Martin, Theodore, writer of introduction.
Cunningham, Michael, 1952- author.
Cope, Nicholas Alan, photographer.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution.
Added Title Fashion & duration
Fashion and duration
ISBN 1588396886 hardcover
9781588396884 hardcover
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