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The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 : Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies - John Potvin

The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007

Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

By: John Potvin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd August 2008
ISBN: 9780415961493
Number Of Pages: 272

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The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 brings together art, design, fashion, and a much neglected concern for its spatial realities. The spaces and places of fashion have often been overlooked in the writing of fashion history and visual culture. More often than not, however, these environments mitigate, control, inform, and enhance how fashion is experienced, performed, consumed, seen, exhibited, purchased, appreciated and of course displayed. Space, as this volume attempts to illustrate, is itself a representational strategy on par with and influencing the visibility and visuality of fashion. Innovative and challenging, the essays in this volume explore various physical and conceptual spaces, moving from physical environments to the two-dimensional with paintings, illustrations, and photographs to chart similarities, differences, and complex nuanced relationships between environments, fashion, identities, and visuality. The volume also navigates various sites (both permanent and temporary) of production, circulation, exhibition, consumption, and promotion of fashion that define meaning and knowledge about a culture or individual by providing for a bond between embodied consumers/spectators and fashion objects. The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 is a compelling project with a thematic, theoretical, and historiographic approach that is at once both focused yet far-reaching and original in its implications. The volume engages with questions attending to the 'modern condition' by seamlessly weaving interdisciplinary discussions of the visual with material culture to explore the spatial dimension(s) of fashion. Some of the essays explore new and exciting spaces while others offer compelling revisionary analyses of relatively known sources

List of Figures
Inserting Fashion Into Spacep. 1
Picturing Fashion/Fashionable Pictures
Tracking Fashions: Risking It All at the Hippodrome de Longcharnpp. 19
Framing the Victorians: Photography, Fashion, and Identityp. 34
On The Golden Stairs: The Spectacle of the Victorian Woman in Whitep. 52
Maurice de Rothschild's "Remembrances of Things Past": Costume Obsession and Decadence, the Collection of a Belle Epoque Dandyp. 69
Cultures of Display
Fashion's Chameleons: Camouflage, "Conspicuousness," and Gendered Display During World War Ip. 89
Making the Princeton Man: Collegiate Clothing and Campus Culture, 1900-20p. 108
Elegance and Spectacle in Berlin: The Gerson Fashion Store and the Rise of the Modern Fashion Showp. 121
The City Boutique: Milan and the Spaces of Fashionp. 139
Libertine Acts: Fashion and Furniturep. 154
Window Dressing and Boutique Culture
Dressing Rooms: Women, Fashion, and the Department Storep. 169
The Logic of the Mannequin: Shop Windows and the Realist Novelp. 186
Allure of the Silent Beauties: Mannequins and Display in America, 1935-70p. 200
"A House That Is Made of Hats": The Lilly Dache Building, 1937-68p. 214
From "Paradise" to Cyberspace: The Revival of the Bourgeois Marketplacep. 232
Armani/Architecture: The Timelessness and Textures of Spacep. 247
Notes on Contributorsp. 265
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780415961493
ISBN-10: 0415961491
Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 22nd August 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1