Art And Symbolism: The Technique Of Applying Hidden Meaning And Communicating Specific Ideas Through Art, Andrea C. Macbean
Senior Honors Papers
Symbolism is an artistic style frequently used in the arts. Through the course of art history, it was its own artistic movement as well. The incorporation of specific symbols, shapes, colors, or identifiable images communicates to the viewer an intended message or statement. Frequently, symbolism appears to be hidden or initially unperceived by the intended audience. In some works, symbolism is so abstract that it needs explanation or clarification to be understood completely by the viewer. This thesis will analyze a few techniques of symbolism that can be incorporated in a work of art to communicate truth, entice thought, point ...
“The New Costumes Of Odd Sizes” Plus-Sized Women’S Fashions, 1920–1929, 2013 Iowa State University
“The New Costumes Of Odd Sizes” Plus-Sized Women’S Fashions, 1920–1929, Carmen N. Keist, Sara B. Marcketti
Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications and Papers
By 1916 over 13 million women or 12.7% of the total U.S. population was considered overweight or “stout.” In the 1920s, the term “stout.” indicated an (often matronly appearance) with generous bust, back and hip curves that did not fit with fashion s demands of the ideal stylish figure. Research related to ready-to-wear fashions for plus sized women in the 20th century is almost non-existent. The purpose of this study was to explore available ready-to-wear fashions for the plus sized woman during the years 1920-1929. To explore this topic, a historical method approach was utilized using primary sources ...
The Trend For Mannish Suits In The 1930s, 2013 Iowa State University
The Trend For Mannish Suits In The 1930s, Sara B. Marcketti, Emily T. Angstman
Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications and Papers
During the 1930s, fashion and popular press periodicals published reports of women’s suits and separates with the structure and styling of traditional menswear, replete with broad shoulders, notched lapels, deeply cuffed trousers, made in masculine fabrics of woolens, flannels, and plaids. The trend, termed ‘mannish,’ opposed the feminine fashions of the previous decades. Analysis of Women’s Wear Daily, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue revealed factors that contributed to the trend and sartorial components that encompassed the look. The authors contend that the mannish trend begun as a sports style was promoted by Hollywood, couched ...
Dressing Indian: Appropriation, Identity, And American Design, 1940-1968, 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dressing Indian: Appropriation, Identity, And American Design, 1940-1968, Alison Rose Bazylinski
UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones
This thesis examines the ways the American fashion industry and fashion publications appropriated aspects of Indian cultures as marketing tools from 1940 to 1968 and the ways representations stereotypes created through fashion outlets denoted American and individual, rather than Native, identity. Representational stereotypes created at the turn of the twentieth century provided fashion merchandisers and sellers with a home-grown marketing scheme, while the development of an American fashion industry based on mass-produced, ready-to-wear sportswear led to nation-wide dissemination and use of "Indian" colors, patterns, and designs.
The Psychological Effects Of Perceived Scarcity On Consumers’ Buying Behavior, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
The Psychological Effects Of Perceived Scarcity On Consumers’ Buying Behavior, Shipra Gupta
Dissertations and Theses from the College of Business Administration
This research seeks to provide an understanding of consumers’ psychological responses to the scarcity environments that are strategically created by retailers. A mixed method design provides both qualitative and statistical understanding of this phenomenon. The findings across four studies define a new construct that captures consumers’ understanding of the product shortage that is strategically created by the retailer, differentiates it from scarcity situations where the retailer does not necessary limit the supply of the product, and suggests that consumers react differently in the varied conditions. The study suggests that strategically controlled environments, by creating product uncertainty, are able to motivate ...
Electrospun Plant Protein Scaffolds With Fibers Oriented Randomly And Evenly In Three-Dimensions For Soft Tissue Engineering Applications, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Electrospun Plant Protein Scaffolds With Fibers Oriented Randomly And Evenly In Three-Dimensions For Soft Tissue Engineering Applications, Shaobo Cai
Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design: Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research
In this work, electrospinnable and water stable soyprotein was extracted by using a reducing agent in mild alkaline condition, and novel 3D zein and 3D pure soyprotein electrospun scaffolds with three-dimensionally and randomly oriented fibers and large interconnected pores were successfully fabricated by reducing surface resistivity of materials. This unique structure is different from most electrospun scaffolds with fibers oriented mainly in one direction. The structure of novel 3D scaffolds could more closely mimic the 3D randomly oriented fibrous architectures in many native extracellular matrixes (ECM). Confocal laser scanning microscope shows that instead of becoming flattened cells when cultured in ...
Environmentally Friendly Sizing Agent From Corn Distillers Dried Grains, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Environmentally Friendly Sizing Agent From Corn Distillers Dried Grains, Yue Zhang
Open Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences
Distillers dried grains (DDGS), the coproducts of corn ethanol production, were used as a textile sizing agent on cotton, polyester and polyester/cotton blends in an effort to find inexpensive and biodegradable alternatives to sizing agents such as poly(vinyl alcohol) that are currently used. Although DDGS is an inexpensive, biodegradable and abundant co-product, it has limited industrial applications. DDGS is a mixture of carbohydrates, proteins and oil which are used as sizing agents or as size additives. The effects of DDGS extraction conditions on sizing evaluation parameters such as fiber adhesion, film properties, viscosity and fabric abrasion were studied ...
Trend (Spring 2013), 2013 Iowa State University
Trend (Spring 2013), Trend Magazine
Contents: First Look; Summer Lovin'; Eyebrows 101; Yoga for You; Clean Sweep; Stop and Stare; Man Panel; Smokin' Hot; Trend's 2013 Bachelor; Fashion Forecast; Bags, Baubles, and Shoes; Green with Envy; You Want Her Job; Summer Dresses; Black, White, & Bold; Color Rush; Finding the Right City; Trend's Faves; Dating Dive-Bar; DIY; Glamping; Grill Talk; Summer Getaways
Analysis Of Fitting Room Enviroments: Effects On Older Clothing Shoppers' Shopping Patronage Intention, 2013 Iowa State University
Analysis Of Fitting Room Enviroments: Effects On Older Clothing Shoppers' Shopping Patronage Intention, Kyungnam Seo
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this study was to systematically analyze the influence of the fitting room environment on older clothing shoppers' psychic cost, satisfaction, and patronage intention. The objectives of this study were to determine whether current fitting rooms deliver appropriate services for older consumers, and whether a fitting room environment that accommodates the needs of older consumers better is associated with enhanced shopping satisfaction and consequent patronage intention. In addition, this study created a conceptual model integrating the S-O-R model and person-environment fit theories to provide an understanding of the causal relationship among fitting room accommodation, psychic cost, shopping ...
Silk Scarf Designed For Utep's Centennial Celebration, 2013 University of Texas at El Paso
Silk Scarf Designed For Utep's Centennial Celebration, Anne M. Giangiulio
Anne M. Giangiulio
I watercolored over 20 buildings located on the campus of The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to design this 100% silk scarf. It is being sold as commemorative merchandising to celebrate UTEP's Centennial Celebration in 2014.
Sustainable Apparel Consumption Behavior Among U.S. Students, 2012 Iowa State University
Sustainable Apparel Consumption Behavior Among U.S. Students, Ruoyu Feng, Amrut Sadachar, Elena E. Karpova
Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations
As a result of fast changing fashion trends and declining apparel prices, consumers tend to renew their wardrobe more frequently, buying more garments than ever before (Johansson, 2010). This trend leads to a continual growth in production of textiles, use of non-renewable resources, and increasing disposal rate (Shim, 1995). At the same time, people are becoming more environmentally conscious. In fact, a recent poll showed that 35% of the U.S. consumers were willing to buy and pay more for green products (“U.S. Consumers,” 2010). Although there has been a surge in “green consumption” research, there is a limited ...
Ip Protection Of Fashion Design: To Be Or Not To Be, That Is The Question, 2012 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University
Ip Protection Of Fashion Design: To Be Or Not To Be, That Is The Question, Xinbo Li
No abstract provided.
Trend (Fall 2012), 2012 Iowa State University
Trend (Fall 2012), Trend Magazine
Contents: New Looks Now, Jumpstart Your Workout; Polish You Pretty; Making Scents; Applicable Beauty; The Urban Look Book; Quick Guide to Being Gentlemanly; Peacocking; Drinking Guide; Homeward Bound; Sleek and Structured; Project Runway; Chambray Your Way; Closet Crush; Fashion Forecasting; New Year New You; Sophia Banks-Coloma; Personal Styling Like a Pro; Kate Moore: Bachelorette Follow-Up; 'Tis the Season; DIY: Chevron Wall Art; Astrology: Fact or Fallacy?; The 12 Pop Culture Moments of 2012
Faytullayeva, Shamira A. (Fa 584), 2012 Western Kentucky University
Faytullayeva, Shamira A. (Fa 584), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding Aid only for Folklife Archives Project 584. Illustrated paper by Shamira A. Faytullayeva titled “A Great Tailor in My Family.” This illustrated project describes the economic benefits of the tailoring skills of a Russian emigrant, Samisiya Faytullayeva. Samisiya’s mother taught her to sew when she was a child, and the skill has provided an income for her family in the years since her husband’s death and their subsequent immigration to the United States. This project was submitted for the 2011 Folklife Archives Award competition at Western Kentucky University.
The Importance Of Wedding Rituals In Human Societies, 2012 Stephen F. Austin State University
The Importance Of Wedding Rituals In Human Societies, Courtney Snow
Undergraduate Research Conference
Symbolic interaction is the best explanation as to why, despite regional differences, modern style wedding dresses have similarities between cultures. Women of the world acknowledge and respect the traditions styles of their ancestors and try to incorporate some hint of tradition into their weddings. However, due to popular culture and style trends many of the wedding dresses from around the world use symbolism and detail to achieve the perfect balance between modern and time-honored.
Trend (Spring 2012), 2012 Iowa State University
Trend (Spring 2012), Trend Magazine
Contents: Simple Summer Styling; Prismatic Smoky Eyes; Melt-Proof Makeup; Workout for Your Personality; Date Night Dilemma; Bachelor Pad Rehab; From Catwalk to Campus; Icons of Style; A Grand Gentleman; Colors of the Season; Style Wars; From Their Backyard to Ours; A Global Mama; Sweat in Style; Fashion Forward; Beautiful Little Fools; Circus Couture; Big Girls, You Are Beautiful; The Ultimate Bachelorette; Why the Bad Boys?; The Fashion Show 2012; The Hunt for Happiness; Sizzlin' Summer Cinema; Summer Lovin'; Summer Snacks; DIY: Pin It
Truth To Nature: Pre-Raphaelite Dress In Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture, 2012 Ryerson University
Truth To Nature: Pre-Raphaelite Dress In Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture, Marta Heinrich
Theses and dissertations
The Pre-Raphaelites were a group of artists in mid-nineteenth century England who disliked popular art, design, and fashion. They devised an oppositional, artistic type of dress. This major research project (MRP) endeavours to define, contextualize, and interpret the special kind of dress depicted in Pre-Raphaelite paintings and worn by women in the Pre-Raphaelite circle. Qualitative, interdisciplinary historical methods were used in my research method, and visual media (both primary and secondary sources) were used throughout the project. Outcomes include a new analysis of Pre-Raphaelite dress and its formal qualities along with a socio-cultural analysis of why the Pre-Raphaelites chose to ...
Swimwear: Needs Assessment And Prototype Development For Special Needs Children, 2012 Ryerson University
Swimwear: Needs Assessment And Prototype Development For Special Needs Children, Pui Yee Chau
Theses and dissertations
Children with complex medical issues often require a placement of a tube known as a central venous line in their major artery. The insertion prohibits such individuals from experiencing the physical and psychological benefits of water activities. This qualitative and quantitative study examined the swimwear needs of children fitted with a central venous line based on a user analysis using Lamb and Kallal’s (1992) Functional Expressive Aesthetic Consumer Needs Model of design attributes. The study was conducted in 3 phases: user analysis, design development, and field-testing. User analysis results revealed that the 7 participants (4 parents, 3 children) rated ...
Functional Clothing For Natural Disaster Survivors, 2012 Ryerson University
Functional Clothing For Natural Disaster Survivors, Nabeela Ahsan
Theses and dissertations
Natural disasters occur in increasing intensity and frequency. When disasters occur, several humanitarian agencies are mobilized to provide relief aid. Donated clothing is deployed as a response to donors’ perceptions of need; however, these donations may be climatically and culturally unsuitable, creating a glut of clothing that not only undermines the domestic economy but also consumes scarce resources. This research investigates survivors’ clothing needs during the relief phase of natural disasters in order to improve current aid protocol. The study is accomplished by needs analysis focus groups with survivors, including interviews with relief aid volunteers and aid administrating agencies. Using ...
Through The Lens Of Fashion: An Analysis Of The Clothing Styles Of Women In Early Victorian Ontario, 2012 Ryerson University
Through The Lens Of Fashion: An Analysis Of The Clothing Styles Of Women In Early Victorian Ontario, M Elaine Mackay
Theses and dissertations
The stories of the women who lived in and contributed to the growth of early Victorian Canada have been largely untold. Often named only as an adjunct to male heads of households, women have been nearly invisible in the history of this nation. This research project is a study of the women and their dress from 1840 to 1860 as seen through daguerreotypes. It verifies that sitters showed a high level of consistency in their choice of style, fabric, and accessories, but exhibited individuality and personality within the confines of popular fashion. Using information gleaned from the photographs, this examination ...