The House of Beauty and Culture

The House of Beauty and Culture
Library Shelf Location 25.MACI
Publication Date 2016

The House of Beauty and Culture (HOBAC) was an avant-garde boutique, design studio, and crafts collective in late 1980s London, with key figures like Judy Blame, John Moore, Cindy Palmano, and duo Fric and Frack. Until recently, HOBAC’s influence was widely felt, yet barely documented, part of a subculture rooted in artistic practice, post-punk rebellion, and resistance to mainstream culture and overproduction. Against a dire socio-political and economic backdrop, they were among the first to upcycle found materials and champion androgynous urban style. Through diligent research, interviews, and countless images, Kasia Maciejowska honours the group’s legacy.

ISBN 9789491843686
Quantity 1
Pages 154 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm
Author Kasia Maciejowska
Format Softcover
Publisher ICA, London
Categories Fashion, Design, Surveys of Modern & Contemporary Art
Related City/Region London
Language English

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