The culture of clothing : dress and fashion in the "ancien régime / Daniel Roche ; translated by Jean Birrell.

By: Roche, Daniel historien), (1935- [Auteur.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: French Series: Past & present publications: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996Description: 1 vol. (axi, 537 p.- [8 p ]. de pl.) : ill. ; 23 cmContent type: Media type: | Carrier type: ISBN: 0521574544; 9780521574549Subject(s): Costume -- France -- 17e si�cle | Costume -- France -- 18e si�cle | Apparence individuelle -- 17e si�cle | Apparence individuelle -- 18e si�cle | V�tements -- France -- 17e si�cle | V�tements -- France -- 18e si�cle | Mode -- Sociologie | Conditions sociales -- France -- Ancien r�gime | Moeurs et coutumes -- France -- 17e-18e si�clesDDC classification: 390 LOC classification: GT857
Contents:
pt. 1 : Towards a history of clothing -- Clothing or costume? -- The Quicherat effect and after -- History, fashion and clothing systems from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries -- pt. 2 : The economy of wardrobes -- Towards an understanding of the Parisian clothing system -- The hierarchy of appearances in Paris from Louis XIV to Louis XVI -- The contents of wardrobes from the classical age to the revolution -- The invention of linen -- The triumph of appearances : nobilities and clothes -- The discipline of appearances : the prestige of uniform -- pt. 3 : Producing, selling and stealing : the distribution of appearances -- From crafts to customers : the Parisian clothing economy -- From crafts to customers : tailors, dressmakers, linen-drapers and fashion merchants -- From theft to resale : another aspect of the clothes trade -- Caring for clothes : from propriety to cleanliness -- pt. 4 : Truth and the mask -- Clothes in the novel -- Rational and healthy clothes -- Fashions in reason and reasons for fashion : the birth of the fashion press in France -- The culture of appearances : consumption and morality
Summary: Newly available in paperback, this contribution to cultural history is a study of dress in France in the seventeeth and eighteenth centuries
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pt. 1 : Towards a history of clothing -- Clothing or costume? -- The Quicherat effect and after -- History, fashion and clothing systems from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries -- pt. 2 : The economy of wardrobes -- Towards an understanding of the Parisian clothing system -- The hierarchy of appearances in Paris from Louis XIV to Louis XVI -- The contents of wardrobes from the classical age to the revolution -- The invention of linen -- The triumph of appearances : nobilities and clothes -- The discipline of appearances : the prestige of uniform -- pt. 3 : Producing, selling and stealing : the distribution of appearances -- From crafts to customers : the Parisian clothing economy -- From crafts to customers : tailors, dressmakers, linen-drapers and fashion merchants -- From theft to resale : another aspect of the clothes trade -- Caring for clothes : from propriety to cleanliness -- pt. 4 : Truth and the mask -- Clothes in the novel -- Rational and healthy clothes -- Fashions in reason and reasons for fashion : the birth of the fashion press in France -- The culture of appearances : consumption and morality

Newly available in paperback, this contribution to cultural history is a study of dress in France in the seventeeth and eighteenth centuries

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