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作者 Bennahum, Judith
書名 The Lure of Perfection : Fashion and Ballet, 1780-1830
出版項 London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
©2005
國際標準書號 9780203997758 (electronic bk.)
9780415970372
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說明 1 online resource (294 pages)
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附註 Front Cover -- The Lure of Perfection -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Captions -- Acknowledgments -- Preface: Violette Verdy -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Setting the Stage: Aristocratic Fashion and Baroque Body Politics before the French Revolution -- Chapter 2. Reformers and Philosophes as Forerunners of the Revolution in Fashion -- Chapter 3. The Moderate and the Outrageous -- Chapter 4. Neoclassicism: 1780-1820 -- Chapter 5. The Consulate (1799-1804) and the Empire (1804-1815) of Napoléon: Imperial Designs Pervade Street and Stage Fashion -- Chapter 6. Restoration-One Bourbon Returns!: Louis XVIII and the Restoration (1815-1824) -- Chapter 7. Pale Goddesses on the Street during the Romantic Movement: Charles X Ruled France from 1824-1830 -- Chapter 8. The Kingdom of the Opera: Pale Goddesses on the Stage (1824-1830) -- Chapter 9. The Turning Point: "The Ballet of the Nuns" and La Sylphide -- Chapter 10. The Dark Side of White -- Conclusion -- Endnotes -- Chronology -- Bibliography -- Index
THE LURE OF PERFECTION: FASHION AND BALLET, 1780-1830 offers a unique look at how ballet influenced contemporary fashion and women's body image, and how street fashions in turn were reflected by the costumes worn by ballet dancers. Through years of research, the author has traced the interplay between fashion, social trends, and the development of dance. During the 18th century, women literally took up twice as much space as men; their billowing dresses ballooned out from their figures, sometimes a full 55 inches, to display costly jewelry and fine brocade work; similar costumes appeared on stage. But clothing also limited her movement; it literally disabled them, making the dances themselves little more than tableaux. Movement was further inhibited by high shoes and tight corsets; thus the image of the rigidly straight, long-lined dancer is as much a product of clothing as aesthetics. However, with changing times came new trends. An increased interest in natural movement and the common folk led to less-restrictive clothing. As viewers demanded more virtuosic dancers, women literally danced their way to freedom. THE LURE OF PERFECTION will interest students of dance and cultural history, and women's studies. It is a fascinating, well-researched look at the interplay of fashion, dance, and culture-still very much a part of our world today
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鏈接 Print version: Bennahum, Judith The Lure of Perfection : Fashion and Ballet, 1780-1830 London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2004 9780415970372
主題 Fashion - Social aspects - France - History - 18th century
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