Adornment: The Human Body on Display|
Spring 2022 not offered
Personal adornment has been important throughout history in demonstrating distinctive features of world cultures, creating forms and images that illustrate spiritual beliefs, as well as representing individuals or groups through the use of decorative elements.
In this course, we will explore the many ways adornment - through the manipulations of makeup, hair and millinery accessories - can create a profound transformation in the appearance of the wearer. These adornment techniques have been a source of fashionable expression for thousands of years - from the kohl rimmed eyes of the ancient Egyptians to the elaborate hairstyles of the Greeks and Romans, to the beauty marks that were popular with French nobility in the 18th century. Contemporary use of adornment can be seen in the constructed artistry of David Bowie's alter egos for performance in the 1970s and Lady Gaga's innovative use of prosthetic makeup for facial enhancement.
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Kaiser, Susan B., FASHION AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Lowe, Scott, HAIR
Thudium, Laura, STAGE MAKEUP
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This course counts as a second design course for students intending to pursue Honors in Theater through a Design Thesis Project.
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