The Classical Mode

Harold Koda

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From the emblematic designs of Madame Grès to Isadora Duncan’s dance costumes and the avant-garde gowns of Yves Saint Laurent, the Greco-Roman classical tradition of dress has clearly inspired and influenced the worlds of art and fashion. This beautifully illustrated book explores the continually evolving influence of classical dress through the ages, presenting a historical survey of this fascinating theme. Featured works include paintings, photographs, sculpture, and decorative objects from Greek and Roman times to the present as well as garments dating from the eighteenth century and recent creations by designers such as Tom Ford of Gucci and Issey Miyake.

Harold Koda is Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“The publication will give pleasure to anyone with an intelligent interest in dress, and will be of particular value to dress historians, students of fashion and design, and to classicists, for whom the reception of ancient art is an area of growing importance.”—Costume Society

"Sumptuous."—Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post

Awarded the 2004 Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publications Design, American Association of Museums
ISBN: 9780300098822
Publication Date: April 10, 2003
Co-publisher: Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art
224 pages, 9 x 12
28 b/w + 85 color illus.
Extreme Beauty

The Body Transformed

Harold Koda

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100 Dresses

The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Preface by Harold Koda

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100 Shoes

The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Edited by Harold Koda; With an introduction by Sarah Jessic

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Charles James

Beyond Fashion

Harold Koda and Jan Glier Reeder; With a preface by Ralph R

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Perspectives on American Sculpture Before 1925

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia

Edited by Thayer Tolles

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Echoing Images

Couples in African Sculpture

Alisa LaGamma

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Art by African-American Artists

Selections from the 20th Century: A Resource for Educators

Lisa Gail Collins

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude

On the Way to The Gates, Central Park, New York City

Jonathan Fineberg; Photographs by Wolfgang Volz

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Light on Stone

Greek and Roman Sculpture in The Metropolitian Museum of Art: A Photographic Essay

Text by Elizabeth J.

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Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman

Edited by Carmen C. Bambach et al.

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