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Defining Dress : Dress As Object, Meaning and Identity

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ISBN13:

9780719053290

ISBN10:
0719053293
Format:
Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
7/7/2000
Publisher(s):
Manchester University Press

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Summary

Contained here is an attractive collection of essays, bringing together contemporary research into the history of dress. The essays reflect how garments may be researched as discrete objects, as part of consumer culture, and as components of created meaning which are expressive of personal identity and social belonging.

Author Biography

Amy De la Haye is Curator of Twentieth-Century Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Elizabeth Wilson is Professor of Media Studies at the University of North London.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
vi
Notes on contributors x
Introduction
1(9)
Elizabeth Wilson
Amy De La Haye
Dashing Amazons: the development of women's riding dress, c. 1500-1900
10(20)
Janet Arnold
Wool cloth and gender: the use of woollen cloth in women's dress in Britain, 1865-85
30(18)
Lou Taylor
Renouncing consumption: men, fashion and luxury, 1870-1914
48(15)
Christopher Breward
That little magic touch: the headtie
63(16)
Carol Tulloch
Religious dress in Italy in the late Middle Ages
79(14)
Cordelia Warr
The mantua: its evolution and fashionable significance in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
93(11)
Avril Hart
Muses and mythology: classical dress in British eighteenth-century female portraiture
104(10)
Aileen Ribeiro
Dressing for art's sake: Gwen John, the Bon Marche and the spectacle of the women artist in Paris
114(14)
Alicia Foster
The aesthetics of absence: clothes without people in paintings
128(15)
Juliet Ash
Invisible men: gay men's dress in Britain, 1950-70
143(12)
Shaun Cole
Index 155


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