The book examines fashion and clothing as the outcome of a long process founded on scientific and practical disciplines of human activity, crowned by the fashion designer’s creative ideas. It explores materials made from man-made fibres, whose production was stimulated by the rapid development of the textile, clothing and chemical industries after World War II. Man-made fibre manufacturing is discussed in context with technological and industrial progress, social relations, environment protection and other fields, including health care and medicine. The subject is richly illustrated with images of garments from the museum’s collections and unique microphotos of fibres.

This book has been published by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in collaboration with Arbor vitae publishers to accompany the exhibition held in the Museum from October 2, 2014 to January 11, 2015.

text: Konstantina Hlaváčková
edition: Czech with English resumé
graphic design: Štěpán Malovec
format: 22 x 19 cm, soft cover
pages: 248
reproductions: 156
ISBN (UPM): 978—80-7101—146-0
price: 480 Kč

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