The Empire Of Fashion

Author: Gilles Lipovetsky
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ISBN: 9780691033730
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Controversial social philosopher Lipovetsky draws on the history of fashion to demonstrate that the modern cult of appearance and superficiality actually serves the common good. Bounding across 2,000 years of history, he shows how the evolution of fashion from an upper-class privilege into a vehicle of popular expression closely follows the rise of democratic values.

Empire Of Style

Author: Buyun Chen
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ISBN: 9780295745305
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Tang dynasty (618-907) China hummed with cosmopolitan trends. Its capital at Chang'an was the most populous city in the world and was connected via the Silk Road with the critical markets and thriving cultures of Central Asia and the Middle East. In Empire of Style, BuYun Chen reveals a vibrant fashion system that emerged through the efforts of Tang artisans, wearers, and critics of clothing. Across the empire, elite men and women subverted regulations on dress to acquire majestic silks and au courant designs, as shifts in economic and social structures gave rise to what we now recognize as precursors of a modern fashion system: a new consciousness of time, a game of imitation and emulation, and a shift in modes of production. This first book on fashion in premodern China is informed by archaeological sources--paintings, figurines, and silk artifacts--and textual records such as dynastic annals, poetry, tax documents, economic treatises, and sumptuary laws. Tang fashion is shown to have flourished in response to a confluence of social, economic, and political changes that brought innovative weavers and chic court elites to the forefront of history.

Empire De L Ph M Re

Author: Gilles Lipovetsky
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691102627
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On the history of fashion and mass culture

The Empire Of Music And Other Poems

Author: Alfred Lee (pseud. [i.e. John Clark Ferguson.])
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History Of The Consulate And The Empire Of France Under Napoleon

Author: Adolphe Thiers
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Latin Or The Empire Of A Sign

Author: Françoise Waquet
Editor: Verso
ISBN: 9781859844021
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A highly original and accessible history of Latin between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries that explores how Latin came to dominate the civic and sacred worlds of Europe and, arguably, the entire western world.

The Empire Of The Ptolemies

Author: John Pentland Mahaffy
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108078656
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In this illustrated work of 1895, Mahaffy focuses on the dynasty of the Ptolemies, Greek rulers of an Egyptian empire.

The Empire Of The Czar Or Observations On The Social Political And Religious State And Prospects Of Russia Transl

Author: Astolphe Louis L. marq. de Custine
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History Of The Consulate And The Empire Of France Under Napoleon Tr By D F Campbell

Author: Marie Joseph L. Adolphe Thiers
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On Garbage

Author: John Scanlan
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861892225
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On Garbage is the first book to examine the detritus of Western culture in full range—not only material waste and ruin, but also residual or "broken" knowledge and the lingering remainders of cultural thought systems.