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Author Mauriès, Patrick, 1952- author.

Title Androgyne : fashion + gender / Patrick Mauriès.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    746.9208 MAU    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 35 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-185) and index.
Contents Beneath the veil -- 'A length of horsehair twine' -- A body of ivory -- The inverted body -- Opposing anatomies -- Life as a novel -- Civilization and its discontented -- An amphibious creature -- Puer senilis -- The 'Androgynosphinx' -- Amazons -- Flaming creatures -- A certain Mr Fish -- 'Ladies and Gentlemen...and others' -- The latest mode.
Summary In January 2011, Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture runway show ended with the image of a willowy blonde bride in a diaphanous gown. The bride was a man, and one of the first models to walk for both men's and women's collections. The event marked the start of a trend. "This ad is gender neutral," proclaimed a 2016 poster for the fashion brand Diesel; "I resist definitions," announced a Calvin Klein ad in the same year, while a Louis Vuitton shoot featured Jaden Smith wearing a skirt. The art of Edward Burne-Jones and Gustave Moreau, the writings of Oscar Wilde, and the mystic Josephin Peladan prove that the turn of the previous century was as compelled by androgyny as this one. Patrick Mauries presents a cultural history of androgyny--accompanied by a striking selection of more than 120 images, from nineteenth-century painting to contemporary fashion photography--drawing on the worlds of art and literature to give us a deeper understanding of the strange but timeless human drive to escape from defined categories.
Language Translated from the French.
Subject Gender identity in art.
Fashion -- Pictorial works.
Androgyny (Psychology).
Androgyny (Psychology) in art.
Added Title Fashion + gender
Fashion and gender
Fashion plus gender
ISBN 9780500519356

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