The T-shirt Book

The T-shirt Book

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This 400-page book features hundreds of colorful examples of the T-shirt at its legendary best, from its humble origins as an undergarment to its current star status as a classic piece of clothing worn by billions around the world. Originally designed as a piece of men's underwear, the T-shirt exploded in the 1960s and has since taken on a whole new meaning. The T-shirt shed its undergarment role and became the perfect forum for political and creative expression. The Tees have been worn by everyone -- men and women, old and young -- and through the silkscreen process have become an international, unisex medium for every possible type of message. From the brooding image of Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire to the revolutionary call of Che Guevara, this book chronicles the myriad uses and images of the T-shirt. With playful photographs and engaging text, The T-Shirt Book mirrors our social history as it traces the evolution of the shirt from 1960s tie-dye to Madonna mania, and beyond.The tie-and-dye, or, as it is more commonly known, tie-dye T-shirt, popular in the years of Flower Power, encapsulated the psychedelic aesthetic of the moment with its sunburst-like blazes of color and its random stripes. This printing process anbsp;...

Title:The T-shirt Book
Author:Charlotte Brunel
Publisher:Editions Assouline - 2002


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