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Dressed as in a Painting: Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform

Dressed as in a Painting: Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform (Paperback)

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In Dressed as in a Painting, Kimberly Wahl provides a lucid exploration of the interrelations between fashion, art, and Aestheticism during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Although artistic forms of dress have been the subject of short studies before, no book has focused exclusively on Aesthetic dress and its various expressions in the visual cultures of Victorian Britain. More important, no book has attempted to investigate the gap between the material facts of artistic clothing as it was embodied on the wearer, and its presence as an idealized sartorial trope in the visual and textual print culture of the period.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: University Press of New England Publication Date: 09/07/2013 ISBN-13: 9781611684384  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 08/08/2013.  

KIMBERLY WAHL is an associate professor in the School of Fashion at Ryerson University.

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