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Renaissance clothing and the materials of memory

Author: Ann Rosalind Jones; Peter Stallybrass
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) During the late sixteenth century 'fashion' first took on the sense of restless change in contrast to the older sense of fashioning or making. As fashionings, clothes were perceived as material forms of personal and social identity which made the man or woman. In Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory Jones and Stallybrass argue that the making and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Rosalind Jones; Peter Stallybrass
ISBN: 0521781027 9780521781022 0521786630 9780521786638
OCLC Number: 42772124
Awards: Winner of James Russell Lowell Prize 2001
Description: xiii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: fashion, fetishism, and memory in early modern England and Europe --
Part 1. Material subjects. The currency of clothing ; Composing the subject: making portraits ; Yellow starch: fabrications of the Jacobean court --
Part 2. Gendered habits. Arachne's web: Velázquez's Las Hilanderas ; The fate of spinning: Penelope and the Three Fates ; The needle and the pen: needlework and the appropriation of printed texts --
Part 3. Staging clothes. The circulation of clothes and the making of the English theater ; Transvestism and the "body beneath": speculating on the boy actor ; (In)alienable possessions: Griselda, clothing, and the exchange of women ; Of ghosts and garments: the materiality of memory on the Renaissance stage --
Conclusion: The end(s) of livery.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture.
Responsibility: Ann Rosalind Jones, Peter Stallybrass.
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In this 2001 book, Jones and Stallybrass argue that the making and transmission of fabrics and clothing were central to Renaissance culture. Their examination offers a close reading of literary  Read more...


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