The history of science and technology has been the subject of a number of general works, especially for the medieval and modern periods. However few of these works offer materials incorporating the new methodological trends developed by historians of science and technology. The original source materials included in this book reveal the inner working of early modern workshops and laboratories and explore contemporary controversies. They also provide materials for the understanding of the socio-cultural frameworks of innovation practices and processes in the early modern period. The new 2017 collection features for the first time contents that span a broad chronological and geographical space, entitled ‘Science, technology, government and corporations, from the fifteenth century to the eighteenth century in England, France, Netherlands / United Provinces and Italian peninsula’. This collection of documents help French historians to acquire a rich vision of the history of scientific and technical knowledge between the late Middle Ages and the end of the modern period, and explore its interactions with the social, political and cultural sphere.
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10 July 2013 – 16 February 2014
From Club to Catwalk will explore the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s. It will feature the work of designers such as Betty Jackson, Timney Fowler, Wendy Dagworthy, Helen David for English Eccentrics, John Galliano and Rifat Ozbek, who became increasingly successful internationally.
The display will show the creative relationship between catwalk and club wear, and the emerging theatricality in fashion, reflected in magazines such as i-D and Blitz.
The display includes outfits made specifically to be worn at clubs such as Heaven and Taboo, creations designed and worn by the flamboyant clubber Leigh Bowery, glamorous dresses designed specifically for men, studded biker outfits by Pam Hogg and Katharine Hamnett, customised denim jackets by Vivienne Westwood and Richmond Cornejo and exuberant knitwear by Joseph, Artwork and Bodymap.
Discover the people, art and technology of Norwich Textiles – then, now and tomorrow
The city of Norwich witnessed hundreds of years of thriving textile manufacture. Norwich Textiles will provide resources for the study of this enterprise, its history and contemporary practice. We aim to inform, inspire and spark off new initiatives for textiles in Norwich and beyond.
The Norwich Texiles Project
The web-site has been created as part of the Norwich Textiles project, a collaboration of Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service and Norwich School of Art and Design. The project has been devised and facilitated by Cathy Terry, Curator of Social History, NMAS and Victoria Mitchell, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Textile Culture, NSAD. It has been funded by HEIFF II as part of its Innovations Programme. As part of this project, local researchers have worked with curators to contribute their valuable knowledge to provide a comprehensive resource. At the same time, students and practitioners working within a modern textiles environment have created a contemporary perspective on the Norwich textiles story.