The Resource Fashioning the bourgeoisie : a history of clothing in the nineteenth century, by Philippe Perrot ; translated by Richard Bienvenu

Fashioning the bourgeoisie : a history of clothing in the nineteenth century, by Philippe Perrot ; translated by Richard Bienvenu

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Fashioning the bourgeoisie : a history of clothing in the nineteenth century
Title
Fashioning the bourgeoisie
Title remainder
a history of clothing in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
by Philippe Perrot ; translated by Richard Bienvenu
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • When department stores like Le Bon Marche first opened their doors in mid-nineteenth-century Paris, shoppers were offered more than racks of ready-made frock coats and crinolines. They were given the chance to acquire a life-style as well - that of the bourgeoisie. Wearing proper clothing encouraged proper behavior, went the prevailing belief
  • Available now for the first time in English, Fashioning the Bourgeoisie was one of the first extensive studies to explain a culture's sociology through the seemingly simple issue of the choice of clothing. Philippe Perrot shows, through a delightful tour of the rise of the ready-made fashion industry in France, how clothing can not only reflect but also inculcate beliefs, values, and aspirations. By the middle of the century, men were prompted to disdain the decadent and gaudy colors of the pre-Revolutionary period and wear unrelievedly black frock coats suitable to the manly and serious world of commerce. Their wives and daughters, on the other hand, adorned themselves in bright colors and often uncomfortable and impractical laces and petticoats, to signal the status of their family. The consumer pastime of shopping was born, as women spent their spare hours keeping up their middle-class appearance, or creating one by judicious purchases
  • As Paris became the fashion capital and bourgeois modes of dress and their inherent attitudes became the ruling life-style of western Europe and America, clothing and its "civilizing" tendencies were imported to non-Western colonies as well. In the face of what Perrot calls this "leveling process," the upper classes tried to maintain their stature and right to elegance by supporting what became the high fashion industry. Richly detailed, entertaining, and provocative, Fashioning the Bourgeoisie reveals to us the sources of many of our contemporary rules of fashion and etiquette
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Perrot, Philippe
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT871
LC item number
.P3913 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Middle class
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clase media
  • Clothing and dress
  • Middle class
  • Kleding
  • Kleidung
  • Mittelstand
  • France
  • Frankreich
Label
Fashioning the bourgeoisie : a history of clothing in the nineteenth century, by Philippe Perrot ; translated by Richard Bienvenu
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-265) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Toward a History of Appearances -- II. Clothing's Old and New Regimes -- III. The Vestimentary Landscape of the Nineteenth Century -- IV. Traditional Trades and the Rise of Ready-Made Clothing -- V. The Department Store and the Spread of Bourgeois Clothing -- VI. New Pretensions, New Distinctions -- VII. The Imperatives of Propriety -- VIII. Deviations from the Norm -- IX. Invisible Clothing -- X. The Circulation of Fashions
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780691000817
Lccn
93040094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29255327
  • (OCoLC)ocm29255327
Label
Fashioning the bourgeoisie : a history of clothing in the nineteenth century, by Philippe Perrot ; translated by Richard Bienvenu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Toward a History of Appearances -- II. Clothing's Old and New Regimes -- III. The Vestimentary Landscape of the Nineteenth Century -- IV. Traditional Trades and the Rise of Ready-Made Clothing -- V. The Department Store and the Spread of Bourgeois Clothing -- VI. New Pretensions, New Distinctions -- VII. The Imperatives of Propriety -- VIII. Deviations from the Norm -- IX. Invisible Clothing -- X. The Circulation of Fashions
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780691000817
Lccn
93040094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29255327
  • (OCoLC)ocm29255327

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