Год издания: 2008
Издатель: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Количество страниц: 168
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The fascinating image of a ruff designed in 2000 by Junya Watanabe that appears on the front cover of this volume is only a first hint of the wealth of images and discussions that fills the pages of "Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed". This beautiful and thought-provoking book presents many of the extraordinary and diverse transformations that the body has endured in fashion over time and across cultures. It demonstrates that an undeniable beauty abides throughout the subtle and the radical manipulations that have occurred as part of the continuing evolution of the concept of beauty. Fashion has practiced extreme strategies to portray shifting concepts of the physical ideal. The physical areas of the body have been variously and strategically adjusted. They have been constricted, padded, truncated, or extended to achieve fashion's goal through subtle visual adjustments of proportion, less subtle prostheses, and, often, deliberate physical changes. "Extreme Beauty" incorporates...