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Benjamin, Walter

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The German writer and cultural critic Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) was born in Berlin, one of three children of assimilated Jewish parents. In 1912 he began his studies in philosophy, German literature, and art history at the University...

Tigersprung: Fashioning History

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: Fashion Theory, 3(3) (Berg Publishers, 1999), 297–322.The tiger walked humanly enough on its two hind legs; it wore the suit of a dandy in the most refined elegance, and this suit was so perfectly tailored that it was difficult...

Music and Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Music and dress have played a significant role in the civilization process in West Europe. Both being aesthetic fields meant to be performed and put into play by human gesture, they have proved to be efficient tools for cultivating...