Stephen Bayley

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Woman As Design: Before, Behind, Between, Above, Below
by Stephen Bayley
Publisher's Description
Woman as Design is a completely original reappraisal of that most familiar, yet mysterious, of things, the female body. What do curves mean? The breast - is there any more potent symbol? What are the correlates in architecture and design and what is meant by 'feminine line and detail'?

In Part One: Before, Behind, Between, Above, Below, Stephen Bayley takes us from Aphrodite to the Delta of Venus and then to the industrialization of the breast (in bra form) and sexual identity. In Part Two he examines pin-ups, stereotypes, cosmetics, hemlines and heels and looks in detail at how design has appropriated the feminine form. Both provocative and beguiling, Woman as Design is an eclectic mix of design, cultural history, erotica, fashion, fetishism and sharp observation.

Wonderfully designed and superbly illustrated this a compulsively attractive book and a modern study of the continuous conflict between the real and the ideal... in its most familiar form.
ISBN: 1840915323
Publisher: Conran
Hardcover : 336 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 10.4 x 11.3 x 1.7 inches
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