Silhouettes, Fashion and Image 1760-1960

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Taylor, Lou, Pollen, Annebella and Nicklas, Charlotte (2013) Silhouettes, Fashion and Image 1760-1960 [Edited Collections]

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Abstract

This 112-page publication was the result of a Springboard-funded 2013 collaboration between the University of Brighton and the Regency Town House, Hove, as part of their Heritage Lottery Funded project, Profiles of the Past. The publication, bookended by an introduction and conclusion by Annebella Pollen, showcased seven chronological case study essays by postgraduate students of the history of design. With the purpose of examining the use of the historic silhouette portrait as a source for dress history, the publication offered an introduction to the design, making, consumption and socio-cultural meanings attached to the art and craft of silhouettes in England 1760-1960. Whether characterised as a measure of character or mere caricature, noble portrait or humble souvenir, these intriguing, democratic images can provide a productive point of departure for exploring shifting attitudes to self-presentation, technologies of portraiture and, not least, changes in fashion.

Item Type: Edited Collections
Additional Information: © 2013 Editorial selection and material Lou Taylor, Annebella Pollen and Charlotte Nicklas. © Chapters, The contributors
Subjects: V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V350 History of art
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V370 History of design
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2015 03:00
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2015 10:04
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13391

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