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Fashion A Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 1861892918

ISBN-13: 9781861892911

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lars Svendsen, John Irons

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Fashion is at once a familiar yet mysteriously elite world that we all experience, whether we're buying a new pair of jeans, reading "Vogue," or watching the latest episode of "Project Runway," Lars Svendsen dives into that world in "Fashion," exploring the myths, ideas, and history that make up haute couture, the must-have trends over the centuries, and the very concept of fashion itself. "Fashion "opens with an exploration of all the possible meanings encompassed by the word " fashion, " as Svendsen probes its elusive place in art, politics, and history. Ultimately, however, he focuses on the most common use of the term: clothing. With his trademark dry wit, he deftly dismantles many of…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Alex Zucker's translation of Jachym Topol's City Sister Silver (2000) was selected for inclusion in the 2006 guide 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. He lives in Brooklyn.Lars Svendsen is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is the author of several books, including A Philosophy of Boredom (2004), Fashion: A Philosophy (2006), A Philosophy of Fear (2008), Work (2008), and A Philosophy of Evil (2010). His books have been translated to 22 languages.

Introduction - A Philosophy of Fashion?
The Principle of Fashion - The New
The Origins and Spread of Fashion
Fashion and Language
Fashion and the Body
Fashion and Art
Fashion and Consumption
Fashion as an Ideal in Life