ritual and invention in american fashion

Cocktail Culture:
Ritual and Invention in American Fashion, 1920–1980

edited by Joanne Dolan Ingersoll
8 x 11.5 in., 192 pp., 253 color illus.

RISD Museum of Art, 2011

Cocktail Culture was an ambitious and multifaceted exhibition presented by RISD Museum of Art featuring twentieth-century American cocktail-related apparel as well as tableware, furniture, and print ephemera. The catalogue took shape simultaneous to the development of the exhibition, and the design process reflected the intuitive and fluid approach of the curator.

Included in the catalogue are five scholarly essays and eight thematic/chronological groupings of objects. The flexible page design allows for the presentation of disparate mediums in meaningful and legible ensembles.