ARTH237 Lecture11&12

ARTH237 Lecture11&12 - ARTH2372 October13&20...

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ARTH 2372 Fashion in the 19 th  Century Boulevards o Boulevard du Temple – 30 theaters Was the boarder of inside/outside of the city Used to be outside of city wall – outside of restraints of taxations etc. o Transformation into boulevard system   café culture,  o “Grand Boulevards” from old boulevards   from fashion o Became the flashpoint for what “modernity” means in the city o Became the place in the city to demonstrate “fashionableness” By middle of 19 th  c. Paris was the middle of European o Paris figures linked to the idea of fashionability – “chic”, 1856 – style given a superior excellence The flanuer Female counterpart – the Parisiannes – city woman of impeccable taste,  personification of Paris fashion Both represent self-restraint Both of whose garments speak to people in the know but not in a loud voice – subtle sophistication Boudelaire, Constantine Guys o Patron of modern life is defined as a devotee of women fashion Relationship between Fashion and Modernity o Fashion is one of the key elements of modernity o Fashion plates, 1866 Functionality difference between male and female fashion Men are iterations on a theme; colors: grey, blue and brown Women are distinctive from each other, headgear are elaborate Diametrically understands fashion differently for men and women o Back in time, 1786 – very different moment Mirroring between men and women’s fashion – variety for female is equally available
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2009 for the course ARTH 2272 taught by Professor Betzer during the Spring '09 term at UVA.

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