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Description - Fashion by Lars Svendsen

The book opens with an exploration of all the possible meanings encompassed by the word `fashion', as Svendsen probes its elusive place in art, politics, and history. Ultimately, however, he focuses on the most notable type of fashion: clothing. With his trademark dry wit, he deftly dismantles many of the axioms of the industry and its supporters. For example, he points out that some of the latest fashions shown on catwalks aren't actually `fashionable' in any sense of the word, arguing that they're more akin to modern art works.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861892911
ISBN-10: 1861892918
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 120mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lars Svendsen

Lars Svendsen is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway. He is the author of many books, including Man, Morals and Genes: A Critique of Biologism (2001), The Philosophy of Evil (2001) and the critically acclaimed and successful A Philosophy of Boredom (Reaktion, 2005).

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