Bernard Rudofsky — The Unfashionable Human Body

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Author explores the sexual impact of clothes, bodily modification as foot-binding and head-flattening, on modern man, the enjoyment of discomfort of clothes, reviewing all kinds of penintential or captive gear.

Bernard Rudofsky (Austrian-American, 1905–1988) was an architect, curator, critic, exhibition designer, and fashion designer whose entire oeuvre was influenced by his lifelong interest in concepts about the body and the use of our senses. He is best known for his controversial exhibitions and accompanying catalogs, including Are Clothes Modern? (Museum of Modern Art [MoMA], 1944), Architecture without Architects (MoMA, 1964), and Now I Lay Me Down to Eat (Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1980). He was also famous for his mid-20th-century Bernardo sandal design


London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1972. 8vo. Hardcover, with jacket. 285 pages. Illustrated b/w. Very good clean copy.
First UK edition.


Bernard Rudofsky — The Unfashionable Human Body