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Fashionable encounters : perspectives and trends in textile and dress in the early modern Nordic world

Author: Tove Engelhardt Mathiassen
Publisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2014.
Series: Ancient textiles series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the heart of this anthology lies the world of fashion: a concept that pervades the realm of clothes and dress; appearances and fashionable manners; interior design; ideas and attitudes. Here sixteen papers focus on the Nordic world (Denmark, Norway, Sweden Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Isles and Greenland) within the time frame AD 1500-1850. This was a period of rapid and far-reaching social, political and economic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fashionable encounters.
Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2014
(DLC) 2014014221
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tove Engelhardt Mathiassen
ISBN: 9781782973850 1782973850
OCLC Number: 883749401
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; Prologue: Mikkel Venborg Pedersen; Chapter 1: The World of Foreign Goods and Imported Luxuries: Merchant and shop inventories in late 17th-century Denmark-Norway; Chapter 2: Foreign Seductions: Sumptuary laws, consumption and national identity in early modern Sweden; Chapter 3: Fashion from the Ship: Life, fashion and fashion dissemination in and around Kokkola, Finland in the 18th century. Chapter 4: Creating Fashion: Tailors' and seamstresses' work with cutting and construction techniques in women's dress, c. 1750-1830Chapter 5: Silk Knitted Waistcoats: A 17th-century fashion item; Chapter 6: Fashioning the Early Modern Swedish Nobility --
mirrored in preserved 17th-century liturgical textiles; Chapter 7: Reflections on Dress Practices and How to get to know the Past; Chapter 8: The Queen of Denmark: An English fashion doll and its connections to the Nordic countries. Chapter 9: At the Nordic Fringe of Global Consumption: A Copenhagen bourgeois' home and the use of new goods in the mid-18th centuryChapter 10: The Theft of Fashion: Circulation of fashionable textiles and garments in 18th-century Copenhagen; Chapter 11: Bolette-Marie Harboe's Bridal Dress: Fashionable encounters told in an 18th-century dress; Chapter 12: Luxurious Textiles in Danish Christening Garments: Fashionable encounters across social and geographical borders; Chapter 13: Fish-bones and Fashion: The influence of whaling on women's clothes in early modern Europe. Chapter 14: From Doll Cups to Woollen Sweaters: Trends, consumption and influentials in early 19th-century southern Disko Bay, GreenlandChapter 15: From Abundance to Asceticism: Religious influences on perceptions of luxury in Denmark and Great Britain in the 18th century; Chapter 16: Circulating Images of Unmanliness and Foreignness: Collector Niclas Holterman and European caricatures in Sweden around 1800.
Series Title: Ancient textiles series.
Responsibility: edited by Tove Engelhardt Mathiassen, Marie-Louise Nosch, Maj Ringgaard, Kirsten Toftegaard and Mikkel Venborg Pedersen.

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The authors come from a wide variety of disciplines, and the collection thus contains articles of interest to scholars in many different fields.--Laurel Ann Wilson "Renaissance Quarterly, Volume 62 Read more...

 
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