Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy

Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy

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The first comprehensive study on the role of Italian fashion and Italian literature, this book emphasizes the centrality of Italian literature and culture for understanding modern theories of fashion and gauging its impact in the shaping of codes of civility and taste in Europe and the West. Using literature to uncover what has been called the 'animatedness of clothing, ' the author explores the political meanings that clothing produces in public space.Benjamina#39;s seminal essay, published in the 1930s, and his writings on fashion and modernity are also relevant to a study of ... Translation is key to clothing and fashion and tells us a great deal about the concepts of change and newness.

Title:Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy
Author: Professor Eugenia Paulicelli
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-06-28

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