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Fashion Prints in the Age of Louis XIV: Interpreting the Art of Elegance - Costume Society of America: Studying and Shaping World Dress (Hardback)
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Fashion Prints in the Age of Louis XIV: Interpreting the Art of Elegance - Costume Society of America: Studying and Shaping World Dress (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 30/08/2014
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Between 1678 and 1710, Parisian presses printed hundreds of images of elegantly attired men and women dressed in the latest mode, and posed to display every detail of their clothing and accessories. Long used to illustrate dress of the period, these fashion prints have been taken at face value and used uncritically. Drawing on perspectives from art history, costume history, French literature, museum conservation and theatrical costuming, the essays in this volume explore what the prints represent and what they reveal about fashion and culture in the seventeenth century.

With more than one hundred illustrations, Fashion Prints in the Age of Louis XIV constitutes not only an innovative analysis of fashion engravings, but also one of the most comprehensive collections of seventeenth-century fashion images available in print.

Publisher: Texas Tech Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780896728578
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 871 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Too often, cultural historians and costume scholars invoke fashion engravings as documentary "evidence" for the truth-claims they wish to set forth about the clothing of a particular era; yet as the authors and editors of this superb volume make clear, fashion prints themselves have no less a complex history, and no fewer rich interpretive possibilities, than do other forms of written or visual expression.
--Caroline Weber, author of Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution

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