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Fashion Foundations: Early Writings on Fashion and Dress (Dress, Body, Culture)

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It is easy to view fashion as an entirely modern concept. Costume historians, in fact, trace the birth of fashion back to the thirteenth century and writings on fashion date back as early as the sixteenth century. This classic fashion writing has profoundly shaped our understanding of modern day dress—from the psychology of clothes to collective fashion trends. Its impact, however, has not previously been recognized.

Fashion Foundations fills this major gap in the history of the discipline. This key text reprints a collection of pioneering fashion statements. Vital yet sometimes ignored treasures are brought together for the first time, tracing fashion writing from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Why do we wear clothes? What do they say about our self-awareness and body image? How can we "fashion" new identities through what we wear? In this book, Michel de Montaigne, William Hazlitt, Herbert Spencer, Thorstein B. Veblen, Adam Smith, Herbert Blumer, and Georg Simmel answer these questions and many more. In the process they reveal the true origins of our contemporary approach to fashion.

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Costume historians trace the birth of fashion back to the 13th century and writings on fashion date back as early as the 16th century. This text reprints classic fashion writings, all of which have had a profound impact on our understanding of fashion in modern times.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-151) and index.

About the Author

Kim K. P. Johnson is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, University of Minnesota. Susan J. Torntore is Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Illinois State University. Joanne B. Eicher is Regents' Professor, Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, University of Minnesota.

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ISBN:
9781859736197
Editor:
Johnson, Kim K. P.; Torntore, Susan J.; Eicher, Joanne B.
Editor:
Torntore, Susan J.
Editor:
Eicher, Joanne B.
Editor:
Johnson, Kim K. P.; Torntore, Susan J.; Eicher, Joanne B.
Editor:
Johnson, Kim K. P.
Editor:
Torntore, Susan J.
Author:
Johnson, Kim K. P.
Author:
Torntore, Susan J.
Author:
Eicher, Joanne B.
Editor:
Eicher, Joanne B.
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Clothing and dress in literature.
Subject:
Costume in literature.
Subject:
Fashion in literature.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Revised Paperback
Series:
Dress, Body, Culture
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 bandw illus, maps, bibliog, index
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 6.13 x 0.47 in

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"Synopsis" by , Costume historians trace the birth of fashion back to the 13th century and writings on fashion date back as early as the 16th century. This text reprints classic fashion writings, all of which have had a profound impact on our understanding of fashion in modern times.
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