Fashion Cultures

Fashion Cultures

Theories, Explorations, and Analysis

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
"Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day. The book is divided into six parts, each discussing different aspects of fashion culture:Shopping, spaces and globalisationChanging imagery, changing mediaAltered landscapes, new modes of productionIcons and their legaciesContestation, compliance, feminismsMaking masculinitiesFashion Cultures Revisited explores every facet of contemporary fashion culture and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping.Consequently it is an ideal companion to those interested in fashion studies, cultural studies, art, film, fashion history, sociology and gender studies"--

Taylor
& Francis Publishing

From the catwalk to the shopping mall, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture. Fashion Cultures investigates why we are so fascinated by fashion and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping.
Fashion Cultures:
* re-addresses the fashionable image, considering the work of designers from Paul Smith to Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan
* investigates the radicalism of fashion photography, from William Klein to Corinne Day
* considers fashion for the 'unfashionable body' (the old and the big), football and fashion, and geographies of style
* explores the relationship between fashion and the moving image in discussions of female cinema icons - from Grace Kelly to Gwyneth Paltrow - and iconic male images - from Cary Grant to Malcolm X and Mr Darcy - that have redefined notions of masculinity and cool
* makes a significant intervention into contemporary gender politics and theory, exploring themes such as spectacle, masquerade, and the struggle between fashion and feminism.

Book News
Touching on issues from gender politics to geographies of style, 27 academic essays explore why people are so fascinated with fashion and the associated spheres of photography, movies, magazines, television, and shopping. The editors write that the threads running through the work are masculinity, spectacle, Italy, urban spaces and lifestyles, performance, and conceptual design. Most of the contributors are based in Britain; the editors are associated with the U. of London (Bruzzi) and the London College of Fashion (Gibson). The book includes 25 b&w photos from fashion shows, magazine layouts, movie stills, etc. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
ISBN: 9780415206860
0415206863
9780415206853
0415206855
Branch Call Number: 391 FASHI
Characteristics: xv, 399 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm

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