COVER STORIESA selection of books published by faculty and alumni in 2016
Recent books by faculty and alumni run the gamut from children’s picture books to an analysis of the way globalization affects emerging markets.
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’09, Special Collections associate
Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style
Yale University Press
A comprehensive survey of 200 color plates from publications dating from 1778 to the early 20th century, all of them drawn from FIT’s Special Collections. Organized chronologically and featuring both men’s and women’s garments, these vignettes illustrate the evolution of fashion over time.
This graphic memoir details Crabapple’s coming-of-age and coming into her own as a political artist, illustrating Occupy Wall Street and prisoners at the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’67
Fashion Business: Future Is Now
Ohara’s analysis of Japan’s fashion industry emphasizes the role of women.
Self-published, with assistance from VSCO’s Artist Initiative program
In her gritty, sardonic style, photographer Lombard documents in-person meet-ups of online communities, like the Harry Potter fan club and devotees of juggling.
Charles George Esperanza,
Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!)
Sky Pony Press/SkyHorse Publishing
A kid with a cool Afro and his elephant friend create an imaginary world that soon gets chaotic. This picture book teaches about primary and secondary colors, but it also inspires readers to get messy and creative.
Communication Design ’04
Stalking Jack the Ripper
Jimmy Patterson/Little, Brown & Company
Against her father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey Rose Wadsworth slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine in this New York Times number one bestseller, written for young adults.
Adjunct instructor, English and Communication Studies
Black Balloon Publishing/Catapult
In this illustrated memoir, Kurzweil weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, and her grandmother, a World War II survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto by disguising herself as a gentile.
K. Meira Goldberg,
Adjunct instructor, Film, Media, and Performing Arts (editor, with Antoni Pizà)
The Global Reach of the Fandango in Music, Song, and Dance: Spaniards, Indians, Africans and Gypsies
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
From flamenco’s roots in European courtly dances to its African tracings to its embodiment of Spain’s lost Empire to contemporary voices of rebellion and change, this groundbreaking book offers fresh perspectives on age-old themes and suggests new paradigms for flamenco as a cultural practice.
Adjunct assistant professor, Textile/Surface Design
Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster
Would you like to sleep on a cookie or eat a book? No, Silly! embraces a toddler’s exploration of childhood activities.
Classic Coloring: Jane Austen
In this adult coloring book, line drawings of iconic scenes and witticisms from Jane Austen’s works are printed on single-sided, heavy paper stock suitable for colored pencils, watercolors, and markers.
Assistant professor, Fine Arts
Playground of My Mind
In her graphic memoir, Jacquette revisits and reconstructs the playgrounds that marked her childhood and have stayed with her ever since.
MA Illustration ’09
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In this charming picture book, Ursula, a sweet white bear, hopes to win the upcoming water ballet championship, but the pool adopts a “no bears” policy. Starin’s sly tale has a message of tolerance and inclusiveness.
Adjunct Instructor, Fine Arts
Modern Printmaking: A Guide to Traditional and Digital Techniques
Watson-Guptill/Penguin Random House
This book examines the history and contemporary processes of relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, mixed media, digital transfers, and post-digital graphics. It features step-by-step examples with representative works and profiles of 30 top print-
Emily Brickel Edelson,
Fashion Merchandising Management ’07
Sketch & Go: 5-Minute Fashion Illustration
Race Point Publishing
Edelson’s book teaches basic fashion illustration skills and practical techniques for “live fashion sketching.” The book includes 500 pre-printed model templates. The sketchpad pages are designed so that they can be photocopied without the templates, leaving just the sketch.
Associate Professor, Social Sciences (with Erick W. Rengifo, Fordham University)
Understanding Dollarization: Causes and Impact of Partial Dollarization on Developing and Emerging Markets
De Gruyter Oldenbourg
This book examines the history and contemporary processes of relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, mixed media, digital transfers, and post-digital graphics. It features step-by-step examples with representative works and profiles of 30 top print-making artists.
Matthew M. Kaelin,
Textile/Surface Design ’01, Fine Arts ’99
The Sinister Beauty of Carnivorous Plants
A serious student of these unusual plants, Kaelin reveals them through his gorgeous, close-up photographs, which use chiaroscuro to create drama, depth, and mystery. See featured story and photos.
Professor and Chair, Educational Skills
Right Tool for the Job: A Memoir of Manly Concerns
Manhood today is under siege, Goldblatt says. Right Tool for the Job is a comic account of one man’s struggle to honor his testosterone heritage, with varying results.
Continuing and Professional Studies Brand Management
Brand Management Strategies: Luxury and Mass Markets
Fairchild Books/Bloomsbury Publishing
Underpinned by the author’s experience as a professor and brand consultant, this book details the steps to develop, build, and sustain a successful brand strategy and business.