'hap-hap-hap-hap-happy clothes': Avant-Garde Experiments in/with Material(s)

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'hap-hap-hap-hap-happy clothes': Avant-Garde Experiments in/with Material(s). / West, Emma.

The Aesthetics of Matter: Modernism, the Avant-garde and Material Exchang. ed. / Sarah Posman; Anne Reverseau; David Ayers; Sascha Bru; Benedikt Hjartarson. Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013. p. 67-81 (European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies; Vol. 3).

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Harvard

West, E 2013, 'hap-hap-hap-hap-happy clothes': Avant-Garde Experiments in/with Material(s). in S Posman, A Reverseau, D Ayers, S Bru & B Hjartarson (eds), The Aesthetics of Matter: Modernism, the Avant-garde and Material Exchang. European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, vol. 3, De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 67-81. <https://www.degruyter.com/view/books/9783110317534/9783110317534.67/9783110317534.67.xml>

APA

West, E. (2013). 'hap-hap-hap-hap-happy clothes': Avant-Garde Experiments in/with Material(s). In S. Posman, A. Reverseau, D. Ayers, S. Bru, & B. Hjartarson (Eds.), The Aesthetics of Matter: Modernism, the Avant-garde and Material Exchang (pp. 67-81). (European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies; Vol. 3). De Gruyter. https://www.degruyter.com/view/books/9783110317534/9783110317534.67/9783110317534.67.xml

Vancouver

West E. 'hap-hap-hap-hap-happy clothes': Avant-Garde Experiments in/with Material(s). In Posman S, Reverseau A, Ayers D, Bru S, Hjartarson B, editors, The Aesthetics of Matter: Modernism, the Avant-garde and Material Exchang. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2013. p. 67-81. (European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies).

Author

West, Emma. / 'hap-hap-hap-hap-happy clothes': Avant-Garde Experiments in/with Material(s). The Aesthetics of Matter: Modernism, the Avant-garde and Material Exchang. editor / Sarah Posman ; Anne Reverseau ; David Ayers ; Sascha Bru ; Benedikt Hjartarson. Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013. pp. 67-81 (European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies).

Bibtex

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