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Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England epub ebook

by Susan J. Vincent

Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England epub ebook

Author: Susan J. Vincent
Category: Graphic Design
Language: English
Publisher: Berg Publishers (November 1, 2003)
Pages: 240 pages
ISBN: 1859737463
ISBN13: 978-1859737460
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Dressing the Elite: Cloth. has been added to your Cart. This will be a very important publication. Susan Vincent uses techniques of historical and literary analysis to move beyond the conventional narratives of clothing history.

Dressing the Elite: Cloth. It is a significant contribution and should be read by more than those with an existing interest in Early Modern England. Evelyn Welch, University of Sussex. Susan Vincent Independent Scholar.

Home Browse Books Book details, Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern. In his diary entry for 8 October 1666, Samuel Pepys recorded the beginnings of a new look. Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England. England was at war with France and London reeling from the aftermath of the Great Fire, and so the King intended to create a fashion for clothes that was both anti-French and anti-extravagance. It will be a vest’, wrote Pepys, but ‘I know not well how’. By the following week, however, Pepys had discovered more

Dressing the Elite book. In Dressing the Elite, the author explores the multiple meanings that garments held in early modern England.

Dressing the Elite book. Clothing was used to promote health and physical well-being, and to manage and structure, life transitions. It helped individuals create social identities and also to disguise them.

Quoted in: Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England; Susan Vincent;p. 59; 2003; Berg Publishers; ISBN 1-85973-751-X Online extract. Ashelford, Jane: The Art of Dress: Clothing and Society 1500–1914.

In Dressing the Elite, the author explores the multiple meanings that garments held in early modern England

In Dressing the Elite, the author explores the multiple meanings that garments held in early modern England. Indeed, so culturally powerful was the manipulation of appearances that authorities sought its control.

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Focusing on the elite, the author argues that clothing was not just a form of cultural expression but in turn contributed to societal formation.

In Dressing the Elite, the author explores the multiple meanings that garments held in early modern England. Focusing on the elite, the author argues that clothing was not just a form of cultural expression but in turn contributed to societal formation. Clothes shaped the configurations of the body, affected spaces and interactions between people and altered the perceptions of the wearers and viewers.

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Book Descriptions: Clothing occupies a complex and important position in relation to human experience. In Dressing the Elite, the author explores the multiple meanings that garments held in early modern England

Book Descriptions: Clothing occupies a complex and important position in relation to human experience.

Clothing occupies a complex and important position in relation to human experience. Not just utilitarian, dress gives form to a society's ideas about the sacred and secular, about exclusion and inclusion, about age, beauty, sexuality and status. In Dressing the Elite, the author explores the multiple meanings that garments held in early modern England. Clothing was used to promote health and physical well-being, and to manage and structure, life transitions. It helped individuals create social identities and also to disguise them. Indeed, so culturally powerful was the manipulation of appearances that authorities sought its control. Laws regulated access to the dress styles of the elite, and through less formal strategies, techniques of disguise were kept as the perquisites of the powerful. Focusing on the elite, the author argues that clothing was not just a form of cultural expression but in turn contributed to societal formation. Clothes shaped the configurations of the body, affected spaces and interactions between people and altered the perceptions of the wearers and viewers. People put on and manipulated their garments, but in turn dress also exercised a reverse influence. Clothes made not just the man and the woman, but also the categories of gender itself. Topics covered include cross-dressing, sumptuary laws, mourning apparel and individual styles.
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