Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
The Concise Dictionary of Dress: A Personal Tour Through Dress and Psychoanalytic Association

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Arts & Photography » Art » Fashion

The Concise Dictionary of Dress

A Personal Tour Through Dress and Psychoanalytic Association

By Adam Phillips, Judith Clark

RRP $65 $36.21   Save $28.79 (44%)
Price includes NZ wide delivery!
Ships from UK
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Hardback, 136 pages
Other Information: 120 illustrations, 80 in colour
Published In: United Kingdom, 10 May 2010
In this deeply idiosyncratic collaboration between a psychoanalyst and a costume curator, Adam Phillips re-describes dress in terms of anxiety, wish and desire, while Judith Clarks installations raise issues of equivalence with Phillips definitions and bring garments and other items from the Victoria and Albert Museums archive to life in unexpected ways. Published in parallel with an Artangel commission at Blythe House, location of the V&A's vast reserve collections, and designed by Studio Frith, "The Concise Dictionary of Dress" examines the nature of dictionaries, archives and dress curation and adds a stunning visual essay recording two overnight tours through Blythe House by renowned photographer Norbert Schoerner. Phillips definitions for words commonly associated with fashion and appearance such as armoured, conformist, essential, provocative were paired with eleven stations created by Clark on a walk through this vast building, from its rooftop to an underground coal bunker. Here in print, extending beyond the works at Blythe House, Phillips adds more words, more definitions and an overarching essay asking broader questions about what dictionaries are, how we use them and why they matter. Judith Clark herself also presents a written analysis of the Dictionary in response to questions posed anonymously by authorities in fields as varied as cultural theory, fashion history, arts curation and architecture, as well as a comprehensive illustrated catalogue of references used in creating the installations.
EAN: 9781900828352
ISBN: 1900828359
Publisher: Violette Editions
Dimensions: 24.94 x 18.9 x 1.88 centimetres (0.68 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product


Related Searches


Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Concise Dictionary of Dress: A Personal Tour Through Dress and Psychoanalytic Association on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!



Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.


This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.