Anglomania: Tradition And Transgression in British Fashion

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Anglomania: Tradition And Transgression in British Fashion

Format:  Hardcover,

160 pages

Publisher: Yale Univ Pr

Publish Date: Feb 2007

ISBN-13: 9780300117851

ISBN-10: 030011785X

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Anglomania, the craze for all things English, gripped Europe during the mid-to-late 18th century. As perceived by Anglophiles such as Voltaire and Montesquieu, England was a land of reason, freedom, and tolerance, a place where the Enlightenment found its greatest expression. What began as an intellectual phenomenon, however, became and has remained a matter of style. Through the lens of fashion, "AngloMania" examines aspects of English culture, such as class, sport, royalty, pageantry, eccentricity, the gentleman, and the country garden, which have fuelled the European and American imagination.
This beautiful book presents historical costumes juxtaposed with late 20th- and early 21st-century fashions by Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Stephen Jones, Shaun Leane, Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, and Vivienne Westwood. As with the hugely successful exhibition "Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century" at the Metropolitan Museum, the clothing is styled as a series of thematic vignettes in the Museum's English Period Rooms. This book comprises photographs of the installations along with text written by Andrew Bolton.
From "AngloMania, " we learn that Englishness is a romantic construct based on fictive and imaginary narratives. In terms of fashion, these narratives emerge as ones that are satirical, nostalgic, theatrical, and like the English weather, at once indomitable and unpredictable.

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Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Publish Date: Feb 2007
ISBN-13: 9780300117851
ISBN-10: 030011785X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 160
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.74
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.25 x 12.25 x 1.25
Walmart No.: 030011785X

Chapter outline

Tell a man by his clothesp. 16
John Bullp. 19
The English garden : Kirtlington Park dining roomp. 29
Upstairs/downstairs : Cassiobury Park staircasep. 39
The deathbed : Hampton Court state bedp. 51
Empire and monarchy : Elizabethan roomp. 63
Francomania : Croome Court tapestry roomp. 69
The gentlemen's club : Lansdowne dining roomp. 75
The huntp. 107
The hunt ballp. 125
Cataloguep. 147
Illustrationsp. 155

Book description

Anglomania, the craze for all things English, gripped Europe during the mid-to-late 18th century. As perceived by Anglophiles such as Voltaire and Montesquieu, England was a land of reason, freedom, and tolerance, a place where the Enlightenment found its greatest expression. What began as an intellectual phenomenon, however, became and has remained a matter of style. Through the lens of fashion, AngloMania examines aspects of English culture, such as class, sport, royalty, pageantry, eccentricity, the gentleman, and the country garden, which have fuelled the European and American imagination.

This beautiful book presents historical costumes juxtaposed with late 20th- and early 21st-century fashions by Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Stephen Jones, Shaun Leane, Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, and Vivienne Westwood. As with the hugely successful exhibition “Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century” at the Metropolitan Museum, the clothing is styled as a series of thematic vignettes in the Museum’s English Period Rooms. This book comprises photographs of the installations along with text written by Andrew Bolton.

From AngloMania, we learn that Englishness is a romantic construct based on fictive and imaginary narratives. In terms of fashion, these narratives emerge as ones that are satirical, nostalgic, theatrical, and like the English weather, at once indomitable and unpredictable.

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