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The clothed body /

By: Language: English Original language: Italian Series: Dress, body, culturePublication details: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2004.Edition: English edDescription: vii, 167 pages ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 1859738052
  • 9781859738054
Uniform titles:
  • Moda, corpo, mito. English
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Contents:
Dress, language, and communication -- Dress and social identity -- Style and styles between fashion and the grotesque -- Taste between common sense and received meaning -- Everyday models -- The face and the gaze -- Degree zero of fashion and the body : the model, the nude, and the doll -- Intertextual strategies and contemporary mythology -- Fashion and cinema -- Wearing black -- Mass fashion : the role of fashion in music -- Time -- Fashion intertexts -- Objects.
Summary: From tattoos to mini-skirts, to skin decoration, make-up and hair, the author examines the many functions of modern dress. Considering the psychological, cultural, spiritual and symbolic significances at play, she argues clothing is at the root of a complex set of messages, many of which are paradoxical.
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Book Book Whitecliffe Library General Shelves General GT 525 CAL (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 0006316

Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-164) and index.

Dress, language, and communication -- Dress and social identity -- Style and styles between fashion and the grotesque -- Taste between common sense and received meaning -- Everyday models -- The face and the gaze -- Degree zero of fashion and the body : the model, the nude, and the doll -- Intertextual strategies and contemporary mythology -- Fashion and cinema -- Wearing black -- Mass fashion : the role of fashion in music -- Time -- Fashion intertexts -- Objects.

From tattoos to mini-skirts, to skin decoration, make-up and hair, the author examines the many functions of modern dress. Considering the psychological, cultural, spiritual and symbolic significances at play, she argues clothing is at the root of a complex set of messages, many of which are paradoxical.

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