Black in mourning

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Taylor, Lou (2010) Black in mourning In: Debo, K., Van Godtsenhoven, K. and Mertens, W., eds. Black: masters of black in fashion and costume. Lanoo, Tielt, Belgium. ISBN 9789020988505

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Abstract

In the twenty-first century, when family funerals are private and black is worn as a fashion color, it is rarely possible to recognize that a person is in mourning. But in the past, family bereavement involved a series of highly visible public rituals. The use of mourning ceremonial and dress was originally a privilege of the royal courts of Europe from the Middle Ages and was regulated by court protocol through sumptuary laws. Over a period of five hundred years, however, the use of mourning dress spread outward to the rest of society.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Subjects: V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V370 History of design
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2014 03:01
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 13:53
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12687

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