The Empire of Fashion

Dressing Modern Democracy

Author: Gilles Lipovetsky



Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Controversial social philosopher Lipovetsky draws on the history of fashion to demonstrate that the modern cult of appearance and superficiality actually serves the common good. Bounding across 2,000 years of history, he shows how the evolution of fashion from an upper-class privilege into a vehicle of popular expression closely follows the rise of democratic values.

Napoleon and the empire of fashion


Author: Cristina Barreto

Publisher: Skira - Berenice


Category: Design

Page: 207

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The Napoleonic period narrated through original clothes and accessories: not just fashion but cross-sections of every day life, a window onto the social transformations generated by industrial and commercial development, a consequence of the new political order in Europe and the colonies, transformations that have left a deep mark on the world that is still visible today. In Cristina Barreto and Martin Lancaster's book, the birth of modern fashion is presented from the unusual point of view of what was happening backstage; the world which produced the various clothes that marked the different moments of the day, the passing of the seasons and the lives of the people who were born, married, had children and died.

The Empire of Fashion

Taste, Gender, and Nation in Modern Japan

Author: Jason Karlin



Category: Gender identity

Page: 410

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Empire de L'éphémère

Author: Gilles Lipovetsky

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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On the history of fashion and mass culture

Latin, Or, The Empire of a Sign

From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

Author: Françoise Waquet

Publisher: Verso


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 346

View: 410

A highly original and accessible history of Latin between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries that explores how Latin came to dominate the civic and sacred worlds of Europe and, arguably, the entire western world.

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age

Author: Alexandra Palmer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: History

Page: 288

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Over the last century there has been a complete transformation of the fashion system. The unitary top-down fashion cycle has been replaced by the pulsations of multiple and simultaneous styles, while the speed of global production and circulation has become ever faster and more complex. Running in tandem, the development of artificial fibres has revolutionized the composition of clothing, and the increased focus on youth, sexuality, and the body has radically changed its design. From the 1920s flapper dress to debates over the burkini, fashion has continued to be deeply involved in society's larger issues. Drawing on a wealth of visual, textual and object sources and illustrated with 100 images, A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age presents essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, and visual and literary representations to illustrate the diversity and cultural significance of dress and fashion in the period.

The Empire of the Ptolemies

Author: John Pentland Mahaffy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 564

View: 371

In this illustrated work of 1895, Mahaffy focuses on the dynasty of the Ptolemies, Greek rulers of an Egyptian empire.

The Present State of the Empire of Morocco

Its Animals, Products, Climate, Soil, Cities, Ports, Provinces, Coins, Weights, and Measures. With the Language, Religion, Laws, Manners, Customs, and Character, of the Moors; the History of the Dynasties Since Edris; the Naval Force and Commerce of Morocco; and the Character, Conduct, and Views, Political and Commercial, of the Reigning Emperor

Author: Louis de Cheńier



Category: Morocco


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