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The places and spaces of fashion, 1800-2007

Contributor(s): Series: Routledge research in cultural and media studies ; 16.Publication details: New York, NY : Routledge, 2009.Description: 1 online resource (ix, 272 pages) : illustrationsISBN:
  • 9780415961493
  • 9780415873826
  • 9781136086106
  • 9781136086021
  • 1136086021
  • 0203626001
  • 9780203626009
  • 9781136086182
  • 1136086188
  • 1136086102
  • 0415873827
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • GT511 .P53 2009eb
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Contents:
Introduction : Inserting fashion into space / John Potvin -- Tracking fashions : risking it all at the Hippodrome de Longchamp / Heidi Brevik-Zender -- Framing the Victorians : photography, fashion, and identity / Margaret Denny -- On The golden stairs : the spectacle of the Victorian woman in white / Anne Anderson -- Maurice de Rothschild's "Remembrances of things past" : costume obsession and decadence, the collection of a Époque dandy / Christopher Bedford -- Fashion's chameleons : camouflage, "conspicuousness," and gendered display during World War I / Alison Matthews David -- Making the Princeton man : collegiate clothing and campus culture, 1900-20 / Deirdre Clemente -- Elegance and spectacle in Berlin : the Gerson fashion store and the rise of the modern fashion show / Mila Ganeva -- The city boutique : Milan and the spaces of fashion / Francesca Muscau -- Libertine acts : fashion and furniture / Peter McNeil -- Dressing rooms : women, fashion, and the department store / Louisa Iarocci -- The logic of the mannequin : shop windows and the realist novel / Vanessa Osborne -- Allure of the silent beauties : mannequins and display in America, 1935-70 / Emily R. Klug -- "A house that is made of hats" : The Lilly Daché Building, 1937–68 / Rebecca Jumper Matheson -- From "Paradise" to cyberspace : the revival of the bourgeois marketplace / Elyssa Dimant -- Armani/architecture : the timelessness and textures of space / John Potvin.
Abstract: The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 brings together art, design, fashion, and a much neglected concern for its spatial realities. The spaces and places of fashion have often been overlooked in the writing of fashion history and visual culture. More often than not, however, these environments mitigate, control, inform, and enhance how fashion is experienced, performed, consumed, seen, exhibited, purchased, appreciated and of course displayed. Space, as this volume attempts to illustrate, is itself a representational strategy on par with and influencing the visibility and visuality of fashion. Innovative and challenging, the essays in this volume explore various physical and conceptual spaces, moving from physical environments to the two-dimensional with paintings, illustrations, and photographs to chart similarities, differences, and complex nuanced relationships between environments, fashion, identities, and visuality. The volume also navigates various sites (both permanent and temporary) of production, circulation, exhibition, consumption, and promotion of fashion that define meaning and knowledge about a culture or individual by providing for a bond between embodied consumers/spectators and fashion objects. The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 is a compelling project with a thematic, theoretical, and historiographic approach that is at once both focused yet far-reaching and original in its implications. The volume engages with questions attending to the ‘modern condition’ by seamlessly weaving interdisciplinary discussions of the visual with material culture to explore the spatial dimension(s) of fashion. Some of the essays explore new and exciting spaces while others offer compelling revisionary analyses of relatively known sources. --from Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : Inserting fashion into space / John Potvin -- Tracking fashions : risking it all at the Hippodrome de Longchamp / Heidi Brevik-Zender -- Framing the Victorians : photography, fashion, and identity / Margaret Denny -- On The golden stairs : the spectacle of the Victorian woman in white / Anne Anderson -- Maurice de Rothschild's "Remembrances of things past" : costume obsession and decadence, the collection of a Époque dandy / Christopher Bedford -- Fashion's chameleons : camouflage, "conspicuousness," and gendered display during World War I / Alison Matthews David -- Making the Princeton man : collegiate clothing and campus culture, 1900-20 / Deirdre Clemente -- Elegance and spectacle in Berlin : the Gerson fashion store and the rise of the modern fashion show / Mila Ganeva -- The city boutique : Milan and the spaces of fashion / Francesca Muscau -- Libertine acts : fashion and furniture / Peter McNeil -- Dressing rooms : women, fashion, and the department store / Louisa Iarocci -- The logic of the mannequin : shop windows and the realist novel / Vanessa Osborne -- Allure of the silent beauties : mannequins and display in America, 1935-70 / Emily R. Klug -- "A house that is made of hats" : The Lilly Daché Building, 1937–68 / Rebecca Jumper Matheson -- From "Paradise" to cyberspace : the revival of the bourgeois marketplace / Elyssa Dimant -- Armani/architecture : the timelessness and textures of space / John Potvin.

The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 brings together art, design, fashion, and a much neglected concern for its spatial realities. The spaces and places of fashion have often been overlooked in the writing of fashion history and visual culture. More often than not, however, these environments mitigate, control, inform, and enhance how fashion is experienced, performed, consumed, seen, exhibited, purchased, appreciated and of course displayed. Space, as this volume attempts to illustrate, is itself a representational strategy on par with and influencing the visibility and visuality of fashion. Innovative and challenging, the essays in this volume explore various physical and conceptual spaces, moving from physical environments to the two-dimensional with paintings, illustrations, and photographs to chart similarities, differences, and complex nuanced relationships between environments, fashion, identities, and visuality. The volume also navigates various sites (both permanent and temporary) of production, circulation, exhibition, consumption, and promotion of fashion that define meaning and knowledge about a culture or individual by providing for a bond between embodied consumers/spectators and fashion objects. The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 is a compelling project with a thematic, theoretical, and historiographic approach that is at once both focused yet far-reaching and original in its implications. The volume engages with questions attending to the ‘modern condition’ by seamlessly weaving interdisciplinary discussions of the visual with material culture to explore the spatial dimension(s) of fashion. Some of the essays explore new and exciting spaces while others offer compelling revisionary analyses of relatively known sources. --from Publisher's website.

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