Taste And Fashion From The French Revolution To The Present Day

Author: James Laver
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447484657
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This classic book contains a wealth of information on the taste and fashion trends of England from the French Revolution to the 1940s, and will prove a very interesting read for anyone with an interest in the subject. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Temporality Of Taste In Eighteenth Century British Writing

Author: James Noggle
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199642435
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This book discusses the disruptive power of the concept of taste in the works of a number of important British writers, including poets such as Alexander Pope and Joseph Warton, philosophical historians such as David Hume and Anna Barbauld, and novelists such as Frances Burney and William Beckford.

The Sociology Of Taste

Author: Jukka Gronow
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134786565
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The modern society of consumption is a society of fashion. Fashion has extended its influence over various fields of social life and, together with taste, become central to our understanding of the inner dynamics of any modern society. The Sociology of Taste looks at the role of taste - or the aesthetic reflection - in society at large and in modern society in particular. Taking case studies from social life, for example eating and food culture, it illustrates the role of fashion in the formation of collective taste.

Fashion Media

Author: Djurdja Bartlett
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857853090
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The fashion media is in the midst of deep social and technological change. Including a broad range of case studies, from fashion plates to fashion films, and from fashion magazines to fashion blogs, this ground-breaking book provides an up-to-date examination of the role and significance of this field. Winner of the PCA/ACA Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection, Fashion Media includes chapters written by international scholars covering topics from historic magazine cultures and contemporary digital innovations to art and film, exploring themes such as gender, ethnicity, design, taste and authorship. Highlighting the complexity of processes that bind design, design, technology, society and identity together, Fashion Media will be of be essential reading for students of fashion studies, cultural studies, visual culture studies, design history, communications and art and design practice and theory.

A Matter Of Taste

Author: Stanley Lieberson
ISBN: 9780300173871
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This volume analyzes children's first names to develop an original theory of fashion. It disputes the commonly-held notion that tastes in names and other fashions simply reflect societal shifts.

Good Taste Fashion Luxury A Genteel Melbourne Family And Their Rubbish

Author: Sarah Hayes
Editor: Sydney University Press
ISBN: 1743324170
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Melbourne grew during the 19th century from its fledgling roots into a global metropolitan centre, and was home to many people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. The Martin family arrived in Melbourne in 1839 and soon established themselves at the genteel Viewbank estate near Heidelberg. They were typical of the early, middle-class immigrants to Melbourne who brought their gentility and privilege with them to the colony. The Martins spent many years at Viewbank, and the physical remains they left behind provide a valuable case study for examining class negotiation in the colony through historical archaeology. In this important study, material culture is used to understand the unique way in which the Martin family used gentility to establish and maintain their class position.

Old And New Or Taste Versus Fashion

Author: J. Sadlier
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548157814
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An excerpt from: CHAPTER I. MATTERS APPERTAINING TO THE WORLD OF FASHION. About forty years ago there stood in one of the ''up-town" streets crossing the avenues, and but a few doors from one of them, a two-story brick house, which, in a less pretentious neighborhood, would have passed for a tolerably decent dwelling, which rank it once indubitably held. Unluckily for the peace and contentment of its occupants, two brown-stone houses, one of three, and the other of no less than four stories, had provokingly reared themselves on either side, throwing our humble "two-story brick" altogether into the shade. Had they been plain houses the matter had not been quite so bad, but their respective owners were not men to put up plain houses; one of them was a butcher, and the other a baker in the vicinity, who having catered for the creature-comforts of the public to some purpose, found themselves in possession of bank-books representing a good round sum in hard specie. The money was vested in two of the oldest and safest banks in the city, the butcher's book aforesaid bearing on its cover the responsible name of the Chemical, whilst the baker's displayed the equally well-accredited name of the Mechanics' Bank. This was very well and very safe, and all that, but all at once he of the Chemical took it into his head that a bankbook wasn't much to look at, after all, and so he began to open his ear to the persuasive accents of his wife and daughters who had been long urging him to build a house for them. He had held out manfully for a year or two after the last of his six daughters came home from boarding-school freighted with the usual load of "accomplishments," but at last the seven " feminines" came down on him with the parallel case (fished from the items of a daily paper) of "some old fogy somewhere or another that had a whole mint of money framed up in his parlor in a bank-bill." The butcher had never read of the amiable patriarch of English literati, * who, in our own day, so far broke the charm that makes poverty and literary pursuits all but synonymous, but there was no getting over the triumphant argument adduced by the " Seven Champions: " "What earthly use was that bill to that old fellow, and wasn't it just the same with hit little book. Wouldn't it be better for him to have the money in the walls of a nice house that would be a credit to himself and his family after him?" The butcher gave in, the Chemical had its deposits lessened by twenty thousand dollars, but the house went up in a style of splendor befitting the ambitious pretensions of the family to whose "credit" it was to redound in perpetuo. The progress of this new neighbor, destined to rejoice in the round number of 66-was watched with awful interest by the inmates of the two-story brick, 68 by number, and as pediment, and architrave, and balcony arose, tier after tier, decked with all the elaboration of the stone-cutter's craft, the female occupants of 68, three in number, keeping watch in their turn from behind their carefully-closed jalousies, noted with doleful discontent the growing splendors of the mansion. "It was really too bad," the young ladies said-they were three motherless sisters-" too bad that no spot in the city would serve those up-setting Gallaghers to put up their castle on but that vacant lot next to them....

Graham S American Monthly Magazine Of Literature Art And Fashion

Author: George R. Graham
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The New Englander

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Corporate Communication

Author: Michael B. Goodman
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438404387
Size: 16,98 MB
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Communication has become more complex as businesses compete globally. This book explores corporate communication as both a professional practice and as an academic discipline. The essays and case studies provide numerous perspectives on topics such as diversity, sexual harassment, global corporate communications, and communicating corporate culture. These essays are meant to stimulate thought and encourage additional research.