The Gallery of Fashion

The Gallery of Fashion Aileen Ribeiro
  • Title: The Gallery of Fashion
  • Author: Aileen Ribeiro
  • ISBN: 9780691050928
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Gallery of Fashion Aileen Ribeiro The Gallery of Fashion Costume portraiture and the presentation of self have been closely linked throughout the history of art Yet while the face of the person portrayed is still accessible to the modern viewer the meani
    Costume, portraiture, and the presentation of self have been closely linked throughout the history of art Yet while the face of the person portrayed is still accessible to the modern viewer, the meaning of the sitter s clothes has often been lost to history In this innovative book, Aileen Ribeiro supplies readers with a time transcending lens wrought from her considerablCostume, portraiture, and the presentation of self have been closely linked throughout the history of art Yet while the face of the person portrayed is still accessible to the modern viewer, the meaning of the sitter s clothes has often been lost to history In this innovative book, Aileen Ribeiro supplies readers with a time transcending lens wrought from her considerable knowledge of the history of dress She focuses on one hundred paintings, drawings, photographs, and other works of art from the National Portrait Gallery in London that demonstrate the fluidity and multiple modes of fashion throughout English history The subjects span the past five centuries and include many notable figures, from Henry VII through Coleridge to Harold Pinter and Margaret Thatcher Whether the costumes in question are the slashed doublets and pink satin lynx lined gowns of the Tudor monarchy or the informally elegant T shirts and jeans of Princess Diana, their details supply vital clues to the person s status, rank, milieu, profession, and personal character.How, exactly, does style make the man How is identity forged through appearance over time Observations on manufacture, decoration, and construction provide an evidential foundation for the story of who we were and are, and how we wished to look The pearls that embroider Sir Walter Raleigh s costume are attributes of his devotion to Queen Elizabeth the blue shirt in a painting of 1934 reveals the sitter s radical allegiances the Duke of Windsor s outfit is an expression of his guiding principles in dress Comfort and Freedom Lavishly illustrated, this valuable contribution to the history of British fashion includes related works of art, contemporary illustrations, and specially commissioned photographs of extant clothing examples The introduction synthesizes English, art, fashion, and social histories to chronicle the evolution of the portrait from symbol of individual wealth and authority to its recent role as revelation of essential personality Commentaries explore the purpose and original context of the fashions, thus bringing readers intriguingly close to the reality of the past.
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    1. I hope my 3 star rating here isn t misleading I really enjoyed this exploration of fashion as depicted in portraits selected from England s National Gallery The author chose beautiful and varied paintings, mostly of English royalty consider the source in their finest garments, and did a fairly good job pointing out costume details and likely reasons behind clothing selection In a perfect world, this book would have had a greater range in the sitters professions and social class, and lengthier, [...]

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    2. I loved it Great photos and details

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