Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Humanities: Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture
© 2016 Elise K Young
While focusing on high fashion and architecture, this thesis explores an aesthetic transition between the early 20th century’s “modern” style and the later 20th century style of “deconstruction.” We believe the style of “deconstruction” revolutionized visual metaphors for modern gender identity through the manipulation and experimentation of surfaces. These metaphors were accomplished through transformation relationships between surface, structure, and ornament. This study exclusively uses examples from women’s fashion and building façades for its analysis
Young, Elise K., "A Skin-Deep Analysis on Deconstruction: How Transforming the Modern Surface Transformed Notions on Gender" (2016). Scripps Senior Theses. 850.