Dress and Morality
By (author) Aileen Ribeiro
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Dress and Morality by Aileen Ribeiro
Book DescriptionMoralists have raged throughout history against various fashions for being too short, too long, too tight, too loose or too costly. Highlighting the times when choice of dress was a moral minefield, this enlightening and entertaining book looks at fashion extremes over the centuries, from the sexual display of the codpiece through to corsets, crinolines and decolletage. Providing a sharp and humorous look at the outright risque as well as the grotesquely exaggerated and even the repulsive, Ribeiro shows how dress has functioned variously as a vehicle of righteousness or turpitude and as an expression of sexuality, class or social status. In 747 St Boniface deemed wide stripes and scarlet borders to incite lust and ruination of the soul. Well over a millennium later immodest dress ranked high in Jesuit Father Bernard Vaughan's book on the sins of society. Medical practitioners once labelled the v-necked top, now a standard style, 'the pneumonia neckline'. Was it the force of society or sheer vanity of fashion that drove women to wear sleeves the size of balloons? Are sexual boundaries between dress worn by men and women diminishing? What morals still bind us to our Judeo-Christian heritage and lead us to express ourselves through appearances?Lavishly illustrated and packed with countless thought-provoking quotes, Dress and Morality is an in-depth exploration of the comical vanities and social etiquettes associated with dress in the past. At last here is the much-anticipated updated edition of this classic book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859737774
(254mm x 178mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aileen Ribeiro
Clothing Art, Hardback (November 2016)
An entirely new way of looking at the history of fashion through the eyes of artists
Portrait of Fashion, Paperback (October 2015)
Illustrated throughout with paintings, drawings, photographs and other works of art, this book features 190 examples from the National Portrait Gallery's Collection.
Facing Beauty, Hardback (November 2011)
This wide-ranging survey, spanning four centuries, illuminates shifting perceptions of female beauty through works of art and the evolution of cosmetics
Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman, Hardback (October 2010)» View all books by Aileen Ribeiro
By focussing on a single painting this new book brings a fresh approach to the study of an established artist.
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Author Biography - Aileen Ribeiro
Aileen Ribeiro Professor in the History of Art, University of London, and Lecturer in the History of Dress Department, Courtauld Institute of Art.
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