Jane Austen Fashion

Author: Penelope Byrde
Editor: Moonrise Press Limited
ISBN: 9780953956135
Size: 17,77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jane Austen loved clothes, and followed fashion with enthusiasm. She was also an expert needlewoman. Her novels use the clothes people wore and their attitudes to dress to convey their characters. Her lively letters, extensively quoted, are full of shopping trips and visits to dressmakers. Penelope Byrde, an expert in the costume of the time, explains all, from corsets to topcoats: how clothes were made and bought, what they cost, and what was worn when and by whom.

Dress In The Age Of Jane Austen

Author: Hilary Davidson
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300218729
Size: 13,31 MB
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated examination of dress, clothing, fashion, and sewing in the Regency seen through the lens of Jane Austen's life and writings This lively book reveals the clothing and fashion of the world depicted in Jane Austen's beloved books, focusing on the long Regency between the years 1795 and 1825. During this period, accelerated change saw Britain's turbulent entry into the modern age, and clothing reflected these transformations. Starting with the intimate perspective of clothing the self, Dress in the Age of Jane Austen moves outward through the social and cultural spheres of home, village, countryside, and cities, and into the wider national and global realms, exploring the varied ways people dressed to inhabit these environments. Jane Austen's famously observant fictional writings, as well as her letters, provide the entry point for examining the Regency age's rich complexity of fashion, dress, and textiles for men and women in their contemporary contexts. Lavishly illustrated with paintings, drawings, historic garments, and fashion plates--including many previously unpublished images--this authoritative yet accessible book will help readers visualize the external selves of Austen's immortal characters as clearly as she wrote of their internal ones. The result is an enhanced understanding of Austen's work and time, and also of the history of one of Britain's most distinctive fashion eras.

Dress Up Jane Austen

Author: Catherine Bruzzone
ISBN: 9781911509134
Size: 14,68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Discover Jane Austen's Regency era through fashion! How did a Regency bride and groom dress for their wedding? Why did everyone wear hats? Cut out the fourteen colorful costumes, for both women and men, then dress up the dolls to explore the fashions of Jane Austen's day. You'll soon be an expert on ball gowns, pantaloons, and petticoats!

Fashion In The Time Of Jane Austen

Author: Sarah Jane Downing
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 074781161X
Size: 14,22 MB
Format: PDF
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The broader Regency period 1795 to 1820, stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history, unlike anything that went before it. For the first time England became a fashion influence, especially for menswear, and became the toast of Paris, as court dress became secondary to the season-by-season flux of fashion as we know it today. Sarah Jane Downing explores the fashion revolution and the innovation that inspired a flood of fashions taking influence from far afield. It was an era of contradiction immortalised by Jane Austen, who adeptly used the new-found diversity of fashion to enliven her characters: Wickham's military splendour; Mr Darcy's understated elegance; and Miss Tilney's romantic fixation with white muslin.

Fashion And Class

Author: Rachel Worth
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857854941
Size: 13,90 MB
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In what ways do changing notions of social class correspond with key developments in the history of fashion? Focusing on examples ranging from 18th-century Britain to aspects of the global fashion industry in the early 21st century, Fashion and Class examines the meaning and evolution of the term 'class', from its Marxist origins to modern day interpretations. Did industrialisation, technological change and developments in fashion retailing bring about a degree of 'class levelling' or in fact intensify class antagonism? And to what extent does modern mass consumption and cheap labour revive some of the ethical issues faced in 19th-century British textile factories? Exploring a variety of case studies that examine the changing relationships between fashion and class in different historical contexts, from the French revolutionaries of the 1780-90s through to the changing relationships between couture, designer and high-street fashion in the mid-20th century and onwards, Fashion and Class is essential reading for those wishing to understand the ways in which the fashion system is closely connected with ideas of class.

Jane Austen Young Author

Author: Juliet McMaster
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317111400
Size: 19,61 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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In her lively and accessibly written book, Juliet McMaster examines Jane Austen’s acute and frequently uproarious juvenile works as important in their own right and for the ways they look forward to her novels. Exploring the early works both collectively and individually, McMaster shows how young Austen’s fictional world, peopled by guzzlers and unashamed self-seekers, operates by an ethic of energy rather than the sympathy that dominates the novels. A fully self-conscious artist, young Jane experimented freely with literary modes - the epistolary, the omniscient, the drama. Early on, she developed brilliantly pointed dialogue to match her characters. Literary parody impels her creativity, and McMaster’s sustained study of Love and Friendship shows the same intricate relation of the parody to the work it parodies that we later see with Northanger Abbey and the Gothic novel. As an illustrator herself, McMaster is especially attuned to the explicit and sometimes hilarious descriptions of bodies that preceded Austen’s famous reticence about physicality. Rather than focusing on the immaturities of the juvenilia, McMaster maps the gradual shifts in tone and emphasis that signpost Austen’s journey as a writer. She shows, for instance, how the shameless husband-hunting in The Three Sisters and the vigorous partisanship of The History of England lead on to Pride and Prejudice. Her book will appeal to Austen’s critics and to passionate general readers, as well as to scholars working in the fields of juvenilia, children’s literature, and childhood studies.

Social Jane

Author: Christopher Wilkes
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443852708
Size: 12,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Jane Austen’s universe is so focused on interiority, on the subjectivities of her characters, that it promises little for the sociologist. In this original piece of work on the Austen novels, Christopher Wilkes examines the social nature of Austen’s contribution, using Bourdieu’s theory of social practice. In an investigation that spans the social worlds of landscape, economics, culinary practice and fashion, Wilkes argues that Austen was an exemplary social analyst, uniquely able to reveal the complex social hierarchies of her time.

Jane Austen In Hollywood

Author: Linda Troost
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813137764
Size: 17,66 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1995 and 1996 six film or television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels were produced -- an unprecedented number. More amazing, all were critical and/or box office successes. What accounts for this explosion of interest? Much of the appeal of these films lies in our nostalgic desire at the end of the millennium for an age of greater politeness and sexual reticence. Austen's ridicule of deceit and pretentiousness also appeals to our fin de siècle sensibilities. The novels were changed, however, to enhance their appeal to a wide popular audience, and the revisions reveal much about our own culture and its values. These recent productions espouse explicitly twentieth-century feminist notions and reshape the Austenian hero to make him conform to modern expectations. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield present fourteen essays examining the phenomenon of Jane Austen as cultural icon, providing thoughtful and sympathetic insights on the films through a variety of critical approaches. The contributors debate whether these productions enhance or undercut the subtle feminism that Austen promoted in her novels. From Persuasion to Pride and Prejudice, from the three Emmas (including Clueless ) to Sense and Sensibility, these films succeed because they flatter our intelligence and education. And they have as much to tell us about ourselves as they do about the world of Jane Austen. This second edition includes a new chapter on the recent film version of Mansfield Park.

Jane Austen Embroidery

Author: Jennie Batchelor
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486842878
Size: 20,60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Beautiful antique embroidery patterns, re-purposed into 15 modern sewing projects, are complemented by lively historical features, quotes from Jane Austen's letters and novels, enchanting illustrations, clear instructions, and inspirational project photography.

Jane Austen Regency Fashion Adult Colouring Book

Author: Ceri Clark
ISBN: 9781680630558
Size: 13,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 675

Hark back to a time when women wore Empire-line dresses, carried parasols, and placed headwear atop their perfectly manicured hair. This Regency fashion colouring book will delight your senses and inspire your creativity. Each page features one intricate gown with authentic period dresses to paint, colour, and perhaps, keep as a treasured keepsake for years to come. Designed for the young and old, this colouring book will thrill Jane Austen fans. What you'll find inside are: -Petticoats -Empire-lined dresses -Spencers -Headwear -Shoe ware -Parasols -And so much more! See how fashions changed through the Regency years. This colouring book is a must for all Regency and Jane Austen fans! If you are looking for Jane Austen colouring books (Jane Austen coloring books for adults), look no further!