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Fashion at the edge : spectacle, modernity and deathliness /

By: Publisher: New Haven, CT ; London : Yale University Press, 2012Copyright date: ©2003Edition: Fourth printingDescription: vii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 29 cmISBN:
  • 9780300124675
  • 0300124678
  • 0300101929
  • 9780300101928
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Contents:
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. History -- 2. Haunting -- 3. Spectacle -- 4. Phantasmagoria -- 5. Glamour -- 6. Cruelty -- 7. Deathliness -- 8. Disconnection -- 9. Trauma -- 10. Dereliction -- 11. Exploration -- 12. Modernity -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Caroline Evans analyses the work of experimental designers, the images of fashion photographers, and the spectacular fashion shows that developed in the final decade of the twentieth century to arrive at a new understanding of fashion's dark side and what it signifies? Drawing on a variety of literary and theoretical perspectives - from Marx to Benjamin - Evans argues that fashion plays a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid change. She shows persuasively that fashion stands at the very centre of the contemporary, where it voices some of Western culture's deepest concerns.
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Originally published in 2003.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. History -- 2. Haunting -- 3. Spectacle -- 4. Phantasmagoria -- 5. Glamour -- 6. Cruelty -- 7. Deathliness -- 8. Disconnection -- 9. Trauma -- 10. Dereliction -- 11. Exploration -- 12. Modernity -- Bibliography -- Index.

Caroline Evans analyses the work of experimental designers, the images of fashion photographers, and the spectacular fashion shows that developed in the final decade of the twentieth century to arrive at a new understanding of fashion's dark side and what it signifies? Drawing on a variety of literary and theoretical perspectives - from Marx to Benjamin - Evans argues that fashion plays a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid change. She shows persuasively that fashion stands at the very centre of the contemporary, where it voices some of Western culture's deepest concerns.

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