Candela Cort (Hardcover)
The unconventional and theatrical fashion design of Candela Cort
Spanish designer and artist Candela Cort (born 1959) is celebrated for her dramatic hat designs, necklaces, headdresses, collages, bracelets and collars that she builds from x-rays, corrugated cardboard, brass wire, ribbons, rubber and plastic. Her original and creative universe is surveyed here. In brilliant color photographs, the full span of her creations is captured, from the diaphanous to the dazzling, the colorful to the austere, the timeless to the modern.This elegantly designed hardcover book also includes a selection of Cort's collages, playful studies where Cort takes art historical images and constructs an accessory for the figures therein. Chic women from Japanese woodblock prints don delicate coral hats, Adam and Eve wear complementing hats that highlight their symbolic fecundity and da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine wears a jeweled mask that matches her mammal companion.