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Fashion and Modernity

Fashion and Modernity (Hardback, illustrated edition)

Edited by Evans, Caroline
Edited by Breward, Christopher

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If fashion is an expression of individuality, why do we all dress alike? Can modernity be described as the experience of 'feeling modern' and, if so, what part does fashion play? Answering these intriguing questions and many more, this pioneering book shows how the concepts of fa...shion and modernity are intimately linked. It argues that capitalism and identity construction as social processes both have symbiotic relationships with the fashion system. Technology, the body, nationality and gender are informed and shaped by modernity, and vice versa. Drawing on key modernist texts as well as fashion theory and practice, this book seeks broadly to cover the history of fashion and modernity, a topic that has been surprisingly overlooked. Tackling themes including court masques in seventeenth-century London, Paris couturiers and forensic laboratories in twentieth-century Washington, the authors show how fashion throughout history has been a cornerstone in the construction of a modern self.
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ISBN 9781845200275
Released NZ 1 Sep 2010
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9781845200275
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Berg Publishers
Released 1 Sep 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Edited by Evans, Caroline
Edited by Breward, Christopher
Category Popular Culture
Costume, Clothes & Fashion
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 391
Weight 488g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fashion - Psychological aspects, Clothing and dress - Symbolic aspects., Fashion - Psychological aspects., Fashion - History., Clothing and dress - Symbolic aspects
NBS Text Fashion & Beauty
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education