Princeton University Library Catalog

Colors in fashion / edited by Jonathan Faiers and Mary Westerman Bulgarella.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xvii, 227 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Summary note:
Color speaks a powerful cultural language, displaying political, sexual, and economic messages that, throughout history, have shown how we relate to ourselves and our world. This ground-breaking collection is the first to interrogate how color's manifestation through fashionable and ceremonial dress has played a significant role in the formation of society, performing dialogues of social acceptance and exclusion, convention and subversion. From the use of white in pioneering feminism and the French postwar penchant for black, to mystical scarlet broadcloth and the transformation of arsenic-laden green from consumer favorite to sexual deviant, this book shows that color in dress is never straightforward and is as mutable, nuanced, and varied as color itself. Divided into four thematic parts - solidarity, power, innovation, and desire - each section highlights the often violent, emotional, and complex histories of color in dress across geographical, temporal and cultural boundaries.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781474273688 ((hardback))
  • 1474273688 ((hardback))
  • ((electronic book))
LCCN:
2016027533
OCLC:
952470499
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