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The House of Beauty and Culture / Kasia Maciejowska ; editor, Gregor Muir

Author:
Maciejowska, Kasia [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Amsterdam: Roma Publications, 2016, , ©2016]
Description:
154 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 31 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
The House of Beauty and Culture (HOBAC) was an avant-garde boutique, design studio, and crafts collective in late 1980s London, with key figures like Judy Blame, John Moore, Cindy Palmano, and duo Fric and Frack. Until recently, HOBAC?s influence was widely felt, yet barely documented, part of a subculture rooted in artistic practice, post-punk rebellion, and resistance to mainstream culture and overproduction. Against a dire socio-political and economic backdrop, they were among the first to upcycle found materials and champion androgynous urban style. Through diligent research, interviews, and countless images, Kasia Maciejowska honours the group?s legacy.
Notes:
"A version of this text was originally written as the final dissertation for an MA in the History of Design at the Royal College of Art and V&A Museum in 2011"--Colophon.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
HBC
ISBN:
  • 9789491843686 paperback
  • 9491843680 paperback
OCLC:
  • 969959796
  • 964565412
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