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The Artist as Impresario, the Artist as Brand: from Baudelaire to Barney

Adam Geczy and Jacqueline Millner

Source: Fashionable Art 2015

Book chapter

So much of the world is advertising, and because of that, individuals feel they have to present themselves as a package.

Body and Beauty

Patrizia Calefato

Translated by Sveva Scaramuzzi

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The concept of human “race” was extended for the first time from its meaning of “lineage” or “descent” by Georges Cuvier (1769–1823) who gave it a classificatory, hierarchical meaning. During the nineteenth century, this conception led to racial biology and eugenics. Notwithstanding the researchers’ intentions, the idea of “race” constituted the basis for nineteenth- and twentieth-century racist ideologies. The idea of feminine beauty also evolved in relation to the genesis of racism. Fashion bec

Gender

Gertrud Lehnert

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The basic distinction between female and male dress in the Western world is between women’s skirts and men’s bifurcated trousers. Only in the twentieth century was this abandoned—but in one direction, since, even today, men do not wear skirts, despite some attempts by fashion designers. This does not indicate that trousers are more natural for men, but that in the West, they denote supremacy and masculinity. From the late Middle Ages onwards, increasing emphasis was put on gender differentiation

Art and Dress

Peter McNeil

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Academic art and popular dress emerge from different structural and intellectual systems. Nonetheless, fashion in the early twenty-first century often appears to be like art and art to be like fashion. Artists are viewed as the ideal collaborators with fashion designers and the fashion industry, injecting the type of cultural capital they embody into products that have become synonymous with innovation and novelty. Artists throughout the twentieth century intervened in fashion culture, their anti

Baudelaire, Charles

Valerie Steele

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The Treatises of Dandyism

Rhonda K. Garelick

Source: Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion 2nd Edition 2009

Book chapter

The Traité is, of course, an early text that predates the phenomena that I shall be talking about later, addressing itself to a purely aristocratic audience. Appearing in installments in the royalist review La Mode, Balzac's text coincided with a crisis in that magazine's political identity. The Traité was published in five consecutive issues during the autumn of 1830 (between October 2 and November 6), when the directorship of La Mode was struggling to define its reaction to the July Revolution

The Black Prince of Elegance

Valerie Steele

Source: Paris Fashion. A Cultural History 2nd Edition 1998

Book chapter

Eternelle superiorité du Dandy.

Art and Fashion

Valerie Steele

Source: Paris Fashion. A Cultural History 2nd Edition 1998

Book chapter

J’ai sous les yeux une série de gravures de mode. Ces costumes presentent un charme d’une nature double, artistique et historique.

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