As promised, here are some images from inside Spectres: When Fashion Turns Back from the exhibition of the same name at the V&A. I had been thinking about this book, what with all the new images from various fashion weeks, revealing new silhouettes and forms for Spring..Summer, and even Autumn 2006 fashions. What I like about this book is that it weaves together all era's and past fashions (not just for clothing..but in illustration, advertising and products) to show where things (designs now..) come from and how they started. As the top image above says..this book really is a Monument to Ideas. I don't think this book serves to answer questions..just to pose them, and explore them, which is perhaps what makes it best of all! ( On a purely aesthetic note..I love how they have printed some pages on brown paper.....)
As I have said before, I would love to write a book about pattern....(not that I am a great writer)...but I would like to weave together all sorts of topics to form a solid discussion with pattern at it's heart, like they have done with this book. Maybe one day!!
Went to my first Tai Chi class last night! It was the fastest hour ever...and I really enjoyed it. I am going to get the proper little shoes this week...and I may also get a video to catch up with the class (it has been going for four weeks) and to help learn and remember 'the form'.