- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Rockport Publishers; First Edition, First edition (February 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592538215
- ISBN-13: 978-1592538218
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #954,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Language of Fashion Design: 26 Principles Every Fashion Designer Should Know Paperback – February 1, 2014
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"Twenty-six elements of fashion design make up the alphabet alluded to in the title's "language" conceit, including material aspects like drape, texture, volume, and contrast alongside more abstract principles such as function, motif, collection, and direction. Each concept features one exemplary designer: Rei Kawakubo for deconstruction, Diane von Furstenberg for print, etc. Rather than repeat the usual parade of famous names, however, Volpintesta (portfolio, model drawing, concept development, Parsons The New School for Design) highlights an international roster of designers, many without flagship stores or star status. The variety and number of illustrations are a major strength of this book, which also includes a brief glossary after the main text. The author points out notable design details via captions to sketches, drawings, and runway photographs from a multitude of sources. Written at a textbook level, this work's utility lies not in critical or historical perspective, but in its omnivorous, enthusiastic gathering and mapping out of global ideas to serve as inspiration for students beginning to learn the language of fashion. VERDICT Illustrative images teach fashion principles by showing not telling. Recommended for libraries that serve design schools and aspiring designers." ?" Library Journal
About the Author
Laura Volpintesta teaches fashion illustration, presentation and concept development at Parson's New School of Design. She resides in New York City.
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her design work is colorful and brilliant, drawing from African and Brazillian textiles.
I can't wait to read her book!!
i'll update this review after reading!