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The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...From an anthropological perspective, in addition to their ornamental role, clothes have a fundamental part to play in maintaining decency and safeguarding the body against environmental factors such as cold and heat. In his De Civilitate...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In the engraving entitled The Modern Venus, or a Lady of the Present Fashion in the State of Nature (1786) we see the depiction of a pair of vastly outsized female buttocks and breasts. According to the subtitle of the print, “This...

Textiles

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...To what extent can we talk about a fabric or dye as being “enlightened”? This intriguing question will be addressed here. From an art historical perspective, the years from 1650 to 1800, the Age of Enlightenment, encompass the baroque...