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Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance, A [9780857857514]

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Spurred by an increasingly international and competitive market, the Renaissance saw the development of many new fabrics and the use of highly prized ingredients imported from the New World. In response to a thirst for the new, fashion's pace of change accelerated, the production of garments provided employment for an increasingly significant proportion of the working population, and entrepreneurial artisans began to transform even the most functional garments into fashionable ones. Anxieties concerning vanity and the power of clothing to mask identities heightened fears of fashion's corrupting influence, and heralded the great age of sumptuary legislation intended to police status and gender through dress. Drawing on sources from surviving garments to artworks to moralising pamphlets, this richly illustrated volume presents essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, and visual and literary representations to illustrate the diversity and cultural significance of dress and fashion in the period.
AUTHOR: "Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK."
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01-Nov-2018
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272
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