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- DescriptionIn nineteenth-century Europe and the United States, fashion once the province of the well-to-do began to make its way across class lines. At once a democratizing influence and a means of maintaining distinctions, gaps in time remained between what the upper classes wore and what the lower classes later copied. And toward the end of the century, style also moved from the streets to the parlor. The third in a four-part series charting the social, cultural, and political expression of clothing, dress, and accessories, Fashioning the Nineteenth Century focuses on this transformative period in an effort to show how certain items of apparel acquired the status of fashion and how fashion shifted from the realm of the elites into the emerging middle and working classes and back.The contributors to this volume are leading scholars from France, Italy, and the United States, as well as a practicing psychoanalyst and artists working in fashion and with textiles. Whether considering girls school uniforms in provincial Italy, widows mourning caps in Victorian vels, Charlie s varying dress in Kate Chopin s eponymous story, or the language of clothing in Henry James, the essays reveal how changes in ideals of the body and its adornment, in classes and nations, created what we w understand to be the imperatives of fashion.Contributors: Dagni Bredesen, Eastern Illiis U; Carmela Covato, U of Rome Three; Agnes Derail-Imbert, Ecole Normale Superieure/VALE U of Paris, Sorbonne; Clair Hughes, International Christian University of Tokyo; Bianca Iaccari Idelson; Beryl Korot; Anna Masotti; Bru Monfort, Universite of Paris, Ouest Nanterre La Defense; Giuseppe Nori, U of Macerata, Italy; Marta Savini, U of Rome Three; Anna Scacchi, U of Padua; Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, U of Michigan.
- Author BiographyCristina Giorcelli is professor of American literature at the University of Rome Three. Paula Rabinowitz is professor of English at the University of Minnesota.
- PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Date of Publication07/08/2014
- SubjectDesign & Commercial Art
- Place of PublicationMinnesota
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Content Note32 black & white illustrations, 4 colour plates
- Weight363 g
- Width152 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byCristina Giorcelli,Paula Rabinowitz
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