D-Crit is dressed to impress for the holidays. The design criticism MFA program at New York’s School of Visual Arts has turned to matters sartorial for the second volume in its chapbook series. Edited by D-Crit faculty member Andrea Codrington Lippke and 2011 D-Crit grad Aileen Kwun and designed by Walker Design and Matthew Rezac, Dress is a collection of 11 essays on the unique style of public figures ranging from Julian Schnabel and Steve Jobs to Pope Benedict XVI and Dora the Explorer. Pajamas and mock turtlenecks and Prada loafers, ¡Dios mío! “On the journey from person to persona, each celebrity comes to be represented by a host of props that act as visual leitmotifs containing meanings and messages for those able to untangle the associations,” notes Lipke, who teaches the Criticism Lab course in which the book’s essays were generated. Copies of Dress are available on Lulu.com. Priced at $10, the slim paperback makes a perfect stocking stuffer…but what does the stocking signify?
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Previously on the UnBeige Gift Guide:
♦ A is for Adjaye’s African Metropolitan Architecture
♦ B is for Brinca Dada Bennett House
♦ C is for Can Can Pendant Light