The Body: Subject and Object

Malarcher, Patricia
April 2005
Surface Design Journal;Spring2005, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p2
Trade Publication
This article focuses on a continuum ranging from clothing as fashion to clothing as conceptual content for art. Reaching across the spectrum is concern for the body, whether as a living armature for cloth constructions or a virtual presence inhabiting self-sufficient garment-like forms. At its best, straightforward clothing design balances functionality and expression. Regardless of how their silhouettes may depart from the actual lines of the body, successful garments are attuned to bodily proportions and movement.


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