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The Book Vrouwen kleren
The Author Sheila Heti
The Publisher Overamstel Uitgevers
Release Date2015-09-09
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 496
ISBN 9789048826193
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Wat gebeurt er als je ruim zeshonderd vrouwen een enquête laat beantwoorden over kleding? Het antwoord is Vrouwen & kleren; een volstrekt uniek boek, in essentie een gesprek met honderden vrouwen van alle nationaliteiten - beroemd en anoniem, gelovig en ongelovig, getrouwd en single, jong en oud - over kleding en de manier waarop die je leven definieert en vormgeeft. Het begon allemaal met een enquête, opgesteld door Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits en Leanne Shapton. Vijftig vragen die vrouwen moeten aanmoedigen dieper over hun persoonlijke stijl na te denken. De vragen gingen naar meer dan zeshonderd vrouwen toe, onder wie schrijfsters, activistes, actrices en beeldend kunstenaressen als Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Sasha Grey, Lena Dunham en Molly Ringwald. En zij antwoordden met foto's, interviews, persoonlijke getuigenissen en illustraties. In deze Nederlandse editie zijn bijdragen toegevoegd van onder anderen Neelie Kroes, Isabelle Beernaert, Daphne Deckers, Gerdi Verbeet, Grietje Braaksma, Igone de Jongh en Evi Hanssen. Het resultaat is een prachtig, rijk geïllustreerd en afwisselend boek geworden, een intiem kijkje achter de schermen van de vrouwelijke stijl. Vrouwen & kleren laat zien dat zelfs de meest elementaire kledingkeuze zelfvertrouwen kan geven, het verband tussen uiterlijk en innerlijk laat zien, uiting geeft aan waarden en politieke overtuigingen, de band met de omgeving versterkt en als harnas of vermomming dient. Kleren zijn de instrumenten die we gebruiken om onszelf opnieuw uit te vinden en de blik van anderen te beïnvloeden. Vrouwen & kleren laat de complexiteit van kledingkeuzes zien en openbaart de soms grappige, soms vreemde, maar altijd veelzeggende impulsen achter het dagelijkse aankleedritueel. Een briljante, unieke verkenning van de vragen die we onszelf elke dag bij het aankleden stellen, met antwoorden van meer dan zeshonderd vrouwen.

The Book Fashion A Very Short Introduction
The Author Rebecca Arnold
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2009-10-22
Genre Art
Pages 146
ISBN 9780199547906
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Fashion is a global industry, and plays a role in our economic, political, cultural, and social lives. However, fashion is often denigrated as trivial and superficial, a sign of vanity and narcissism. This Very Short Introduction will give a clear understanding of how fashion has developed while addressing these divergent views.

The Book Fashion as Communication
The Author Malcolm Barnard
The Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date2002
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 209
ISBN 0415260183
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this fully revised and updated edition, Malcolm Barnard introduces fashion and clothing as ways of communicating and challening class, gender, sexual and social identities.

The Book Fashion Culture and Identity
The Author Fred Davis
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date1994-09-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 226
ISBN 0226138097
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: What do our clothes say about who we are or who we think we are? How does the way we dress communicate messages about our identity? Is the desire to be "in fashion" universal, or is it unique to Western culture? How do fashions change? These are just a few of the intriguing questions Fred Davis sets out to answer in this provocative look at what we do with our clothes—and what they can do to us. Much of what we assume to be individual preference, Davis shows, really reflects deeper social and cultural forces. Ours is an ambivalent social world, characterized by tensions over gender roles, social status, and the expression of sexuality. Predicting what people will wear becomes a risky gamble when the link between private self and public persona can be so unstable.

The Book The Culture of Fashion
The Author Christopher Breward
The Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date1995-05-15
Genre Design
Pages 244
ISBN 0719041252
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meaning from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward's work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics.

The Book Fashion and Its Social Agendas
The Author Diana Crane
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date2012-06-12
Genre Social Science
Pages 304
ISBN 9780226924830
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: It has long been said that clothes make the man (or woman), but is it still true today? If so, how has the information clothes convey changed over the years? Using a wide range of historical and contemporary materials, Diana Crane demonstrates how the social significance of clothing has been transformed. Crane compares nineteenth-century societies—France and the United States—where social class was the most salient aspect of social identity signified in clothing with late twentieth-century America, where lifestyle, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ethnicity are more meaningful to individuals in constructing their wardrobes. Today, clothes worn at work signify social class, but leisure clothes convey meanings ranging from trite to political. In today's multicode societies, clothes inhibit as well as facilitate communication between highly fragmented social groups. Crane extends her comparison by showing how nineteenth-century French designers created fashions that suited lifestyles of Paris elites but that were also widely adopted outside France. By contrast, today's designers operate in a global marketplace, shaped by television, film, and popular music. No longer confined to elites, trendsetters are drawn from many social groups, and most trends have short trajectories. To assess the impact of fashion on women, Crane uses voices of college-aged and middle-aged women who took part in focus groups. These discussions yield fascinating information about women's perceptions of female identity and sexuality in the fashion industry. An absorbing work, Fashion and Its Social Agendas stands out as a critical study of gender, fashion, and consumer culture. "Why do people dress the way they do? How does clothing contribute to a person's identity as a man or woman, as a white-collar professional or blue-collar worker, as a preppie, yuppie, or nerd? How is it that dress no longer denotes social class so much as lifestyle? . . . Intelligent and informative, [this] book proposes thoughtful answers to some of these questions."-Library Journal

The Book Fashion
The Author Lars Svendsen
The Publisher Reaktion Books
Release Date2006-10-30
Genre Design
Pages 188
ISBN 1861892918
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Lars Svendsen draws upon the writings of thinkers from Adam Smith to Roland Barthes to analyze fashion as both a historical phenomenon and a philosophy of aesthetics.

The Book Fashion in Film
The Author Adrienne Munich
The Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date2011
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 360
ISBN 9780253222992
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The vital synergy between dress and the cinema has been in place since the advent of film. Broaching topics such as vampires, noir, and Marie Antoinette looks, Fashion in Film uncovers the way in which the alliance of these two powerhouse industries use myriad cultural influences—shaping narrative, national identity, and all points in between. Contributor essays address international films from early cinema to the present, drawing on the classic and the innovative. This abundantly illustrated collection reveals that fashion in conjunction with film must be understood in a different way from fashion tout simple.

The Book Fashion Desire and Anxiety
The Author Rebecca Arnold
The Publisher I.B.Tauris
Release Date2001
Genre Costume
Pages 144
ISBN 1860645550
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Fashion and the imagery surrounding it give us a vision of Western culture that is both enticing and alienating. It flaunts capitalism's euphoric emblems of glamour and success but it also represents the underside of modern life, with violence and decay becoming a theme dominating clothing design and photography. This provocative book sets examples from a diverse range of designers and photographers in their cultural and historical context in order to unravel the contradictory emotions of desire and anxiety they provoke.

The Book On Fashion
The Author Shari Benstock
The Publisher Rutgers University Press
Release Date1994
Genre Architecture
Pages 317
ISBN 0813520339
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Until recently, fashion was considered the "F-word" in intellectual circles, dismissed as unworthy of serious attention. Yet no area of life, no individual moment, stands outside fashion's discourses. Intuitively, we all know that clothing is a language, incessantly communicating messages about its wearer. But who speaks this language, to whom is it addressed, what does it mean, and how are its meanings established and transformed? On Fashion explores the ways our material, political, psychological, sexual, even intellectual lives are woven into fashion's fabric. This stimulating collection of essays explores fashion's symbolic and figurative functions in photography, cinema, and video; in consumerism, postmodernism, and feminism; in political and material culture; and in self-definition and subjectivity. They demonstrate the pervasive reach of fashion and its expressions. This collection contains over sixty photographs and illustrations and includes essays by Barbara Brodman, Mary Ann Caws, Linda Benn DeLibero, Hlne Cixous, Diana Fuss, Cheryl Herr, Karla Jay, Deborah Jenson, Douglas Kellner, Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey, Leslie W. Rabine, Andrew Ross, Sonia Rykiel, Carol Shloss, Kaja Silverman, Maureen Turim, and Iris Marion Young.

The Book Fashion and Music
The Author Janice Miller
The Publisher Berg
Release Date2011-07-01
Genre Design
Pages 200
ISBN 9780857851154
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The relationship between popular music and fashion has been a culturally significant one since the 1950s, and this book explores how music and musicians play a key role in the shaping of identity, taste and consumption. Using a range of historical and contemporary examples, this book uncovers the way in which fashion and music have worked to shape contemporary attitudes to bodies and identities. Focusing on performers as much as fans, on the mainstream as much as the underground, Fashion and Music provides a lens through which to examine themes of gender, sexuality, ageing and youth, ethnicity, body image, consumer culture, fandom and postmodernity.

The Book Fashion and Cultural Studies
The Author Susan B. Kaiser
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2013-08-01
Genre Design
Pages 288
ISBN 9780857854315
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Bridging theory and practice, this accessible text provides an introduction to fashion from both cultural studies and fashion studies perspectives, and addresses the growing interaction between the two fields. Cultural studies relies on fashion to exemplify change as well as continuity, examine identity and difference, agency and structure, and production and consumption. Fashion, meanwhile, benefits from the interpretative lens of cultural studies; its key concepts, contextual flexibility, and attention to bridging 'high' and 'popular' culture, contemporary and historical perspectives, and diverse identity issues and methodologies. Organised thematically, the book uses a wide range of cross-cultural case studies to explore ethnicity, class, gender and nation through fashion, and explains the ways in which these notions interact and overlap. Drawing on intersectionality theory in feminist theory and cultural studies, Fashion and Cultural Studies is essential reading for students and scholars.

The Book Chic Thrills
The Author Juliet Ash
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date1992-01-01
Genre Design
Pages 250
ISBN 0520083393
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Designed to be as internationally relevant as the fashion it discusses, Chic Thrills extends fashion theory beyond the interpretation of style, and shows how it relates to the economic realities and motivations of those who create the clothing we buy and wear. Among the issues the contributors address are: Feminism and the politics of fashion * The relationship of non-European cultures to Western fashion * Fashion and the negotiation of identity * Recent trends in fashion photography and the media representation of fashion * Industrial conditions, production constraints and the relationship of garment workers to the clothes they make * Playing with a different sex: fashion and the lesbian couple * Fascism and fashion: Paris haute couture under Nazi occupation * Fashion and the postmodern body.

The Book Fashion
The Author Akiko Fukai
The Publisher Taschen
Release Date2002
Genre Art
Pages 735
ISBN 3822812064
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Illustrates a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes and fashion accessories dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

The Book Encyclopedia of clothing and fashion
The Author Valerie Steele
The Publisher Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
Release Date2005
Genre Design
Pages 434
ISBN 0684313952
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Steele, director of the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, has crafted, with the help of 325 contributors, an authoritative introduction to fashion, the industry, and the issues that hve defined the field. Some 640 articles describe the colorful facets of couture and textiles, from fabrics of chintz, corduroy, and feathers to such garb as aprons, bikinis, and prison dress. There are color plates and nearly 600 black-and-white illustrations. Back matter includes a comprehensive index, a timeline, and a topical outline."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

The Book Fast Fashion
The Author
The Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date2006
Genre Business logistics
Pages 122
ISBN 9781846630842
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book 100 Years of Fashion Illustration
The Author Cally Blackman
The Publisher Laurence King Publishing
Release Date2007-04-19
Genre Design
Pages 384
ISBN 1856694623
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A comprehensive, visual survey of fashion drawing in the twentieth century offers four hundred images illustrating the development of fashion as seen through the works of the greatest illustrators of the period.

The Book Fashion and Fancy
The Author Marieke de Winkel
The Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Release Date2006
Genre Art
Pages 398
ISBN 9053569170
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Until now dress has played only a subordinate role in the research of Rembrandt’s paintings, despite the fact that few artists are as intensively studied as this Dutch master. The lacuna is all the more surprising since Rembrandt obviously delighted in rendering clothes, which, for him, not only communicated the character and social status of his sitters but also clarified his narratives and heightened the drama in his historical pieces. Here, Marieke de Winkel offers a fascinating and much-needed study of dress and costume in the works of Rembrandt. De Winkel shows us how focusing on apparel opens a new line of inquiry into Rembrandt’s paintings, one which is symbolically and iconographically richer than previously imagined. This approach, which has not been fully acknowledged by art historians nor developed by dress historians, deepens our understanding of Rembrandt’s expression as well as the cultural and historical context of the Dutch seventeenth century. De Winkel proves the merits of the approach here with her close readings of Rembrandt’s paintings and the contemporaneous connotations of the clothes he depicted. She demonstrates convincingly that clothes do much more than help date the paintings; they are instead integral to the program of representation. No longer ancillary to art history, dress and costume here receive their full due in this study, leaving us with not only a better understanding of Rembrandt but of his wider world as well.

The Book Adorned in Dreams
The Author Elizabeth Wilson
The Publisher Rutgers University Press
Release Date1985
Genre Social Science
Pages 328
ISBN 0813533333
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When Adorned in Dreams was first published in 1985, Angela Carter described the book as "the best I have read on the subject, bar none." From haute couture to haberdashery, "deviant" dress to Dior, Elizabeth Wilson traces the social and cultural history of fashion and its complex relationship to modernity. She also discusses fashion's vociferous opponents, from the "dress reform" movement to certain strands of feminism. Wilson delights in the power of fashion to mark out identity or subvert it. This brand new edition of her book follows recent developments to bring the story of fashionable dress up to date, exploring the grunge look inspired by bands like Nirvana, the "boho chic" of the mid 90's, retro-dressing, and the meanings of dress from the veil to soccer player David Beckham's pink-varnished toenails.

The Book Fashion and Orientalism
The Author Adam Geczy
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2013-02-28
Genre Design
Pages 272
ISBN 9781847885999
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This fascinating and wide-ranging book reveals the influence that the Orient had, and continues to have, on fashion.