The Culture of Clothing: Dress and Fashion in the Ancien Regime / Edition 1

The Culture of Clothing: Dress and Fashion in the Ancien Regime / Edition 1

by Daniel Roche, Jean Birrell, Lyndal Roper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521574544

ISBN-13: 9780521574549

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a study of dress in France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In it 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

Overview

This book is a study of dress in France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In it 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574549
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Past and Present Publications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
537
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of tables; Part I. 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; Part II. 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; Part III. 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; Part IV. Truth and the Mask: 14. Clothes in the novel; 15. Rational and healthy clothes; 16. Fashions in reason and reasons for fashion: the birth of the fashion press in France; Conclusion: The culture of appearances: consumption and morality; Index.

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