Pop art created a fresh new outlook using everyday objects and design conflating high and low culture into a bright bold aesthetic. Fueled by the prestigious art schools in London specifically the Royal College of Art, the Pop artists of the late 1950s and early 1960s found their voice. A young, eager, and talented textile student, Zandra Rhodes, took inspiration from the Pop movement encircling her at the Royal College of Art and the energy and personalities that put London on the fashion map. Zandra Rhodes was one of the most pioneering and influential textile designers of the late 1960s and 1970s who took her remarkable pop art inspired fabrics and revolutionized the fashion world. This book highlights Rhodess early textile designs from her years at the Royal College of Art, to her first foray into the fashion world with designs for the legendary Swinging London duo Foale and Tuffin, to the launch of her eponymous collection as well as special commissions for Jacqmar, &Vice Versa, and Sekers Pty Australia. The book features stunning photography of never seen before textiles, drawings, and archival images combined with fashion photography by Clive Arrowsmith, Guy Bourdin, Henry Clarke, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, and Richard Traeger.
Volume I of Talking about Chinese Culture has all-total 10 lessons, which introduce some common Chinese cultural phenomenon such as the ways of greeting and etiquette, human relationship, modesty and courtesy, the concept of classes, as well as some typical characteristics of Chinese people such as implicitness, self-pride, focus on spiritual power, less care of benefit, implied meaning beyond words, etc. A variety of language practicing drills in each lesson provide trainings for acquiring Chinese words, grammar, sentences , expressing in monologue, and discussions with given cultural topics? All of these help the Chinese language learners consolidate what they've learned, train their speaking abilities, and at the same time help the learners gain initial understanding of Chinese customs and cultural essence. A free recording MP3 is attached.