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PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON FASHION. Ed. by Giovanni Matteucci. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2016. 208 pp. with 17 ills. 23 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781474237468 In English.
Due date: December 2016. Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 174387. Publisher's description: Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion places philosophical approaches at the heart of contemporary fashion studies. Considering the mutual relationships between aesthetics, modern society and culture, fashion and the fine arts, and the way these relationships have influenced and shaped our views on identity and taste, this ground-breaking book also explores the various intellectual and cultural movements that inform how people dress. In the context of the most recent debates, the leading fashion and philosophy scholars contributing to this volume refer to and apply theories posed by key thinkers of the modern and contemporary age, from Darwin and Wittgenstein to Husserl and Goodman, in order to answer questions such as: What is the essence of fashion and the reasons behind its fascination? What is 'anti-fashion'? What or who do we imitate when we 'follow' fashion? What is fashion criticism and what should it be? Anyone studying or interested in fashion, philosophy or art will find this book a rich source of ideas, insight and information.
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Worldwide Number: 174388
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