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Fashion classics from Carlyle to Barthes

Author: Michael Carter
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2003.
Series: Dress, body, culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With so much focus on contemporary theory, it is easy to forget that the serious analysis of clothing and fashion has a long history. In fact, they have been the subject of intense cultural debate since the nineteenth century. Fashion Classics provides an interpretative overview of the groundbreaking and often idiosyncratic writings of eight theorists whose work has profoundly influenced the conceptual and  Read more...
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Carter, Michael, 1944-
Fashion classics from Carlyle to Barthes.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2003
(OCoLC)604051502
Online version:
Carter, Michael, 1944-
Fashion classics from Carlyle to Barthes.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2003
(OCoLC)606979948
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Carter
ISBN: 1859736017 9781859736012 1859736068 9781859736067 9781847888716 1847888712
OCLC Number: 51058997
Description: xiv, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Thomas Carlyle and Sartor resartus --
Herbert Spencer's sartorial Protestantism --
Thorstein Veblen's leisure class --
Georg Simmel: clothes and fashion --
Alfred kroeber and the great secular wave --
J.C. Flügel and the nude future --
James Laver, the reluctant expert --
Roland Barthes and the end of the nineteenth century.
Series Title: Dress, body, culture.
Responsibility: Michael Carter.

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Provides an interpretative overview of the idiosyncratic writings of eight theorists whose work has profoundly influenced the conceptual and theoretical basis of our contemporary understanding of  Read more...

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