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The fascinating history of camouflage – an interplay between modern military developments on the one hand, and the worlds of art, design and popular culture on the other


This wonderfully vivid and appealing book tells the fascinating story of camouflage - an interplay between modern military developments on the one hand and the spheres of art, fashion and popular culture on the other. A dazling revelation of camouflage's power in nature, war and art, it is essential reading for anyone interested in design, fashion or military history.


'Stylish and extravagantly illustrated … excellent'
Time Out

'Fascinating … traces the often subversive story of this design classic'
The Gloss Magazine

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 27.0 x 24.6 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 280

Publication date: 2 February 2009

ISBN: 9780500287101

Contents List

1. Introduction by Jonathan Miller 2. Early Inspirations: The Animal World • Pattern to Conceal and Confuse • Military Display and Military Disguise 3. Dazzling the Enemy: The Threat from the Skies Disruptive Pattern • Picasso, Modernist Art and Camouflage • The Dazzle Ball of 1919 4. Developing Disguise: The First Camouflage- Printed Uniforms • Professor Schick’s SS Forest Patterns • Inflatable Tanks and Fake Oil Terminals • Camouflage and the Cambridge Zoologist 5. Camo Triumphant: Camouflage as Identity as well as Disguise • Tropical Wars, Tropical Patterns • Warhol and Panton, Art and Furniture • High-tech Textiles: the Future of Camouflage

About the Author

Tim Newark is editor of Military Illustrated, the leading English-language military history and uniforms magazine

Jonathan Miller is renowned worldwide for his contributions to opera, television and the visual arts.

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