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A stunning look at the paradoxical relationship between the artisanal and the technological in fashion The complex and often ambiguous relationship between the hand crafted and the machine made is examined in this intriguing look at the ever-changing world of fashion and taste. Manus x Machina traces styles of dress from one-of-a-kind works and haute couture created by highly skilled artisans- through the introduction of industrial manufacturing- to extraordinary recent technological advancements applied to high fashion- such as 3D printing- laser cutting- and computer-generated weaving and patterns. The oppositional relationship between the machine- as representative of democracy and mass production- and the hand- as the hallmark of elitism- is explored in its many facets in this fascinating book. Paradoxically- technology in fashion has both advanced artistic creation and obscured the sense of the designers expert hand. Similarly- handmade garments have come to represent either a nostalgia for lost craftsmanship or- in haute couture- a cult of personality and affluence.Interviews with renowned and cutting-edge designers such as Sarah Burton- Karl Lagerfeld- and Miuccia Prada discuss how technology can blur the line between haute couture and pret-a-porter- and ultimately question the relevance of the distinction between hand and machine. A tour de force in art book production- Manus x Machina incorporates two volumes into its innovative package. The main volume of the book includes a smaller hand-sewn booklet- which features the printed interviews- tucked into the back ... Please click here to ask a question
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