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Fashion and Orientalism

Dress, Textiles and Culture from the 17th to the 21st Century


Adam Geczy

978-1-4742-3528-0 (online)
978-1-8478-8600-2 (hardback)
978-1-8478-8599-9 (paperback)
978-0-8578-5426-1 (epdf)
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Fashion and Orientalism is an important book that enhances our historical knowledge and intellectual understanding of its subject. Through detailed description and analysis, Adam Geczy contributes to the growing scholarship that seeks a more subtle understanding of the complex discourse of Orientalism and the conscious and unconscious ways that it has had an impact on Western fashion and dress. (Hazel Clark, Research Chair of Fashion, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, USA)

Geczy opens our eyes to an understanding of fashion as an exchange of values between Asia and the West for the past 500 years. This timely, patiently researched, brilliantly written book will become the standard reference for the field and a must-read for anyone interested in the intersections of cultural studies, art history and philosophy. (Melissa Chiu, Director, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA)

The breadth of Orientalism in this book gives it the ability to bring readers up with a start as they recognize elements from their own lives. (Michael Carter, author of Fashion Classics from Carlyle to Barthes)