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Archaeology of Elegance: 1980-2000 Twenty Years of Fashion Photography Marion de Beaupre

Archaeology of Elegance: 1980-2000 Twenty Years of Fashion Photography

Marion de Beaupre

Published December 23rd 2002
ISBN : 9780847825127
Hardcover
368 pages
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Over the last twenty years, fashion photography has emerged as one of cultures core mediums. archeology of elegance presents as archaeological view of the best fashion photography over the last two decades, unearthing the various attitudes and offering a unique perspective on fashion history.Over two hundred images by sixty-two of the worlds best photographers serve to visualize the qualities and forms of recent cultural foes, from the rebellious energy and poetry of punk and the post-modern and Modernist variants of 1980s glamor, to the high-tech and futurist aesthetic and the way in which fashion has increasingly become allied the fine art.Ulf Poschardt believes that fashion photography has freed itself from the shackles of utility and can now lay claim to being a discrete art. This collection seems to bear his theory out: the medium has indeed become the message.