Historical and Sociological Studies of Fashion Selection

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  • La Grande Histoire du Parfum

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    The history of the art of scenting is clarified here along with the great history – mixing poetry and scientific revolutions, in a precise work written by the learned and literary pen of Elisabeth de Feydeau.

    Author : Élisabeth de Feydeau

    Publisher : Larousse

    Date of Publication : October 2021

    Description :Where does perfume come from, how was it invented, what are its main ingredients? How did it pass from a sacred use to a profane one? Why was Louis XIV called “the sweetest flowering king”? Who were the first great perfumers? What role does the fashion industry play in the history of perfume? What is the job of the “nose”? What are the stories behind mythical perfumes like N°5, Eau Sauvage, Angel, CK One, Le Mâle?
    All the answers are in this book, which also features several portrait galleries: master glassmakers, the first perfumers, modern perfume designers, etc. Magnificently illustrated, thanks to a rich iconography and unpublished facsimiles of archival documents and the most beautiful perfume brands, The Great History of Perfume transports you into a precious and bewitching universe.

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  • Le vêtement chez Balzac, Extraits de la comédie Humaine

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    Authors: Honoré de Balzac, François Boucher, Philippe Bruneau

    Publishing House: Editions IFM/Regard

    Publication Date: October 2001

    Description : An excerpt from the “Balzacian vestignomony”, or how the clothing at work in Balzac is a pretext for a formidable gallery of portraits in which the life and character of his characters can be read, as well as the mood of the moment and the taste of passing fashions.

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  • Les Grands textes de la mode

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    Authors:  Benjamin Simmenauer, Emilie Hammen

    Publishing House: IFM

    Publication Date: November 9, 2017

    Description :Fashion seems to transgress uses and sustainability. To what logic does it owe beyond its incessant flow of goods? Because fashion reflects essential social, political, economic and aesthetic stakes, and in an original and singular way, authors, past or present, have endeavored to grasp its different springs. Accompanied by commentaries, the selected texts reveal how fashion is the major actor of modernity.

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  • Les Grands Textes du Luxe

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    Author: Olivier Assouly

    Publishing House: IFM

    Publication Date: November, 9, 2017

    Description :Luxury transgresses the elementary order of needs. Its sometimes ruinous expenditures defy the economic rule of utility. The criteria defining it – rarity, prestige, quality, craftsmanship, tradition, know-how, etc. – have only an approximate meaning, all the more so as they characterize numerous objects. – The criteria defining it – rarity, prestige, quality, craftsmanship, tradition, know-how, etc. – have only an approximate meaning, especially since they characterize many more ordinary objects. Thus, luxury is declined in a multitude of luxuries tailored to each era, according to morals and interests, or even to an ideology justifying the use of this word rather than another. The texts with the proposed comments identify its political, economic and moral stakes, fundamentally of current interest.

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  • Mallarmé et la mode

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    Author: Jean-Pierre Lecercle

    Publishing House: Séguier

    Publication Date: February 20, 2014

    Description :“Mallarmé et la mode”: whose developments are related to the Dernière Mode, the publication to which Mallarmé collaborated from August to December 1874. The book attempts to articulate this astonishing review of fashion on Mallarméan poetics, although the text of the Dernière Mode, and this is the thesis exposed in 1989 by Jean Pierre Lecercle, taken up again and completed today, presents little relationship with Mallarméan poetic elaboration. Object of the recent exhibition entitled “Fashion and Impressionism”, the relations of fashion and art deserve to be reappraised all the more that the book, today, haunts, in the proper sense of the term, the windows of the fashion stores which, a few years ago, drove out the bookshops of the Latin Quarter, in Paris, and took their place…

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  • Mode & Contre-Mode: Une anthologie de Montaigne à Perec

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    Author: Abigail S. Lang

    Publishing House: Editions IFM/Regard

    Publication Date: December 2001

    This book brings together words and aphorisms on fashion, its figures, its influence and its variations, taken from the literature of past centuries. From the moralists of the Grand Siècle to the dandy novelists, from the medieval fabulists to the modern chroniclers, a great number of authors, French and foreign, have been defenders, critics or simply observers of fashion. This anthology brings to light the relationships that women and men have with time, the body and politics through fashion.

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  • Penser la mode – Textes choisis et présentés par Frédéric Godart

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    Author: Frédéric Godart

    Publishing House : IFM/Regard

    Publication Date: October 2011

    The aim of this book, unprecedented in France, is to provide a multidisciplinary corpus of texts on fashion from Greek antiquity to the 21st century. Even though fashion is an object to which Western thought traditionally resists, this selection of extracts aims to highlight a reflection on fashion, and even on related concepts, in order to bring out its most singular features.Each of the chosen texts, whether by Plato, Rousseau, Veblen, Tarde, Barthes, Bourdieu, Baudrillard or, more recently, Anglo-Saxon thinkers such as Fred Davis or Diana Crane, is systematically presented and accompanied by a commentary that sets the author and the problem raised in its cultural and conceptual context, while taking the measure of the progress of the question of fashion.

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  • Sociopoétique du textile à l’âge classique : Du vêtement et de sa représentation à la poétique du texte

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    Authors :   Alain Montandon – Carine Barbafieri

    Publishing House : Hermann

    Parution Date : December 2015

    Description :The historical and social use of clothing through headgear, embroidered vests and other costumes and adornments is inseparable from the demands of fashion as well as the rhetorics and semiologies of the construction of clothing of which La Bruyère was, among others, a brilliant reader. Because the text is etymologically a fabric, representing a garment is also always a way of speaking about the literary text itself. This book, which focuses on the social and aesthetic representations of clothing in classical France, studies the textile and the poetics of clothing in Mme d’Aulnoy, Rétif, Berquin or Marivaux, but also in ballets and in the theater, notably through the feathers and ribbons of Molière and the costumes of the Blacks of Olympe de Gouges.

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  • Tissus et Vêtements Chez Les Ecrivains au XIXe Siècle: Sociopoétique du Textile

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    Author: Alain Montandon

    Publishing House: Champion

    Parution Date: September 29, 2015

    Dresses, clothes and costumes are visible phenomena with multiple meanings: social, economic, political, psychological, aesthetic… The appearances make the visible universe of the social world. They are the object of judgments, stereotypes, mental images, fantasies.They vary according to the modes and the representations which generate them and model them.  Also the writers of the 19th century more particularly, attached to represent with realism the society, are part of this world of fabrics and cloths to the forms, textures and multiple colors, laboratory of their novelistic and poetic creation. Also in the theater as in the novel the clothing panoply makes it shimmer its socio-economic powers as its multiple seductions. The seamstress, the grisette, the actress, the dancer and the bourgeoisie are dragged by the textile industry, whether in Balzac, Zola, Flaubert, Proust, Baudelaire, Lorrain, Hugo, Gautier, Daudet, the Goncourts and some others. The vestignomony allows the writer to camp the characters while revealing the characters while the eroticism of the dresses is added to the noise of fabrics.

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  • Vestiaire de la littérature : Cent petites confections

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    Authors: Martine Boyer-Weinmann ; Denis Reynaud

    Publishing House : Champ Vallon

    Publication Date: August 22, 2019

    Which writer conceives the writing of a novel as an upside-down striptease? Which colleague wanted to build his work like a dress, on the grounds that a new fashion from Worth was as important as the war of 1970? Which one maintains that we do not change our opinions and masters more than our socks? Which creature wished that the dress she had wanted and stitched was crumpled? Which poet would have preferred to be knocked down and stung by the glare of a raised skirt rather than by a garçonnier pants? Which other lets spin his sentence at full speed, with the frou-frou of these dresses which go lengthening, shortening and lengthening with the liking of the day? Which famous character never wore a nightcap, nor a robe, nor a bathrobe, nor slippers? Which other, acquiring with age the freedom to dress, bought in Venice a revolutionary jacket to approach the year 1968?The reader who loves clothes and books will find the answer to these and many other important questions in this frivolous and scholarly book that explores the multiple links between fashion and literature, and argues that the pleasure of reading is in discovering what characters have in their pockets and under their coats as much as what they have in their heads.

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