Fabric of Vision
Dress and Drapery in Painting. Foreword by Valerie Steele
Drawing on works from the 15th to the 20th centuries from Giotto to El Greco, Matisse to Cindy Sherman, the author reveals how drapery in art evolved from Renaissance extravagance to Neoclassical simplicity at the end of the eighteenth century to offering infinite uses in all genres of Modern art.
Anne Hollander was an independent art historian, critic and historian of dress who was renowned for her bold studies of the evolution of costume. A fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities and former president of PEN American Center, she was the author of influential books on the subject of costume and fabric in art,
Seeing through Clothes and
Sex and Suits, as well as
Moving Pictures, on
the influence of painting on cinema.