The Resource The culture of clothing : dress and fashion in the "ancien régime", Daniel Roche ; translated by Jean Birrell

The culture of clothing : dress and fashion in the "ancien régime", Daniel Roche ; translated by Jean Birrell

Label
The culture of clothing : dress and fashion in the "ancien régime"
Title
The culture of clothing
Title remainder
dress and fashion in the "ancien régime"
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Roche ; translated by Jean Birrell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This book, the English translation of La Culture des Apparences by Daniel Roche, is a study of dress in France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries." "Roche discusses general approaches to the history of dress, locates the subject within current French historiography and uses a large sample of inventories to explore the differences between the various social classes in the amount they spent on clothes and the kind of clothes they wore. It is his belief that the choice of clothes, the trade in clothes and the perception of the function of clothing tells us more about the values of a society than the study of any other single commodity. For clothes have different uses according to who is wearing them, and in the period under discussion several discrete markets in clothing had already emerged. Roche's essential argument is that there was a 'vestimentary revolution' in the later eighteenth century as all sections of the population became caught up in the world of fashion and fast-moving consumption. This was an age of sumptuous fashion gravures and of a new press for ladies of leisure which provided their readers with a stimulating mixture of fashion and public affairs. He demonstrates that this was a period of revolutionary change in the ways in which Parisians thought of dress, for men as well as for women. There was a new concern for decency and respectability as well as a desire to impress." "Taken as a whole, this book is easily the most thorough and wide-ranging study of clothing and its social meaning that has been written to date."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roche, Daniel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GT857
LC item number
.R6313 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress
  • Kleding
  • Mode
  • Historia moderna (sociedade)
  • Historia moderna (costume e cotidiano)
  • Historia da europa
  • Kleidung
  • France
  • Frankreich
Label
The culture of clothing : dress and fashion in the "ancien régime", Daniel Roche ; translated by Jean Birrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
pt. 1. Towards a History of Clothing. 1. Clothing or costume? 2. The Quicherat effect and after. 3. History, fashion and clothing systems from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries -- pt. 2. The Economy of Wardrobes. 4. Towards an understanding of the Parisian clothing system. 5. The hierarchy of appearances in Paris from Louis XIV to Louis XVI. 6. The contents of wardrobes from the classical age to the Revolution. 7. The invention of linen. 8. The triumph of appearances: nobilities and clothes. 9. The discipline of appearances: the prestige of uniform -- pt. 3. Producing, Selling and Stealing: The Distribution of Appearances. 10. From crafts to customers: the Parisian clothing economy. 11. From crafts to customers: tailors, dressmakers, linen-drapers and fashion merchants. 12. From theft to resale: another aspect of the clothes trade. 13. Caring for clothes: from propriety to cleanliness -- pt. 4. Truth and the Mask. 14. Clothes in the novel
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 537 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9782735105670
Lccn
93029656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28632365
  • (OCoLC)ocm28632365
Label
The culture of clothing : dress and fashion in the "ancien régime", Daniel Roche ; translated by Jean Birrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
pt. 1. Towards a History of Clothing. 1. Clothing or costume? 2. The Quicherat effect and after. 3. History, fashion and clothing systems from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries -- pt. 2. The Economy of Wardrobes. 4. Towards an understanding of the Parisian clothing system. 5. The hierarchy of appearances in Paris from Louis XIV to Louis XVI. 6. The contents of wardrobes from the classical age to the Revolution. 7. The invention of linen. 8. The triumph of appearances: nobilities and clothes. 9. The discipline of appearances: the prestige of uniform -- pt. 3. Producing, Selling and Stealing: The Distribution of Appearances. 10. From crafts to customers: the Parisian clothing economy. 11. From crafts to customers: tailors, dressmakers, linen-drapers and fashion merchants. 12. From theft to resale: another aspect of the clothes trade. 13. Caring for clothes: from propriety to cleanliness -- pt. 4. Truth and the Mask. 14. Clothes in the novel
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 537 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9782735105670
Lccn
93029656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28632365
  • (OCoLC)ocm28632365

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