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Fashion and orientalism : dress, textiles and culture from the 17th to the 21st century

Author: Adam Geczy
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Berg, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Orientalism is a central factor within the fashion system, both subtle and overt. In this timely and groundbreaking book, the author shows the extent of the influence that the Orient had, and continues to have, on fashion. Our concept of Western fashion is unthinkable without it, whether in terms of the growth of the cotton industry or of garments we take for granted, such as the dressing gown. From pre-modern to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Geczy
ISBN: 9781847885999 1847885993
OCLC Number: 883417652
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Note continued: 4.1868-1944: The Japoniste Revolution, the Deorientalizing of the Orient and the Birth of Couture --
Japonism and the Kimono --
Deorientalizing Japan --
Deorientalizing Turkey --
Couture, Art and Costume: From Poiret to the Ballets Russes --
Paquin --
Fortuny --
The Interwar Years: The Orient in Early Film --
5.1944-2011: Postwar Revivalism and Transorientalism --
Hippies and Counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s --
Perfume --
The New Japanese Revolution in French Couture --
Postmodern and Contemporary Couture --
Reorienting and Self-orientalizing the Orient --
The Burqa Wars.
Responsibility: Adam Geczy.

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This timely and groundbreaking book shows the extent of the influence that the Orient had, and continues to have, on fashion, and reveals the extent of cross-pollination, exchange and multiple  Read more...

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For historians who are interested in dress and textiles, but who want to focus more on general ideas and the dynamics of world trade than the actual garments and materials. * TRC * Fashion and Read more...

 
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