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The Resource Fashioning spaces : mode and modernity in late nineteenth-century Paris, Heidi Brevik-Zender

Fashioning spaces : mode and modernity in late nineteenth-century Paris, Heidi Brevik-Zender

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Fashioning spaces : mode and modernity in late nineteenth-century Paris
Title
Fashioning spaces
Title remainder
mode and modernity in late nineteenth-century Paris
Statement of responsibility
Heidi Brevik-Zender
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Fashioning Spaces, Heidi Brevik-Zender argues that in the years between 1870 and 1900 the chroniclers of Parisian modernity depicted the urban landscape not just in public settings such as boulevards and parks but also in "dislocations, " spaces where the public and the intimate overlapped in provocative and subversive ways. Stairwells, theatre foyers, dressmakers' studios, and dressing rooms were in-between places that have long been overlooked but were actually marked as indisputably modern through their connections with high fashion. Fashioning Spaces engages with and thinks beyond the work of critics Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin to arrive at new readings of the French capital. Examining literature by Zola, Maupassant, Rachilde, and others, as well as paintings, architecture, and the fashionable garments worn by both men and women, Brevik-Zender crafts a compelling and innovative account of how fashion was appropriated as a way of writing about the complexities of modernity in fin-de-siècle Paris.--
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NLC
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1973-
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Brevik-Zender, Heidi
Dewey number
700.944361
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Fashion in literature
  • Public spaces in literature
  • Fashion
  • Clothing and dress in literature
  • Interior decoration
  • Interior architecture
  • Clothing and dress
  • Paris (France)
Label
Fashioning spaces : mode and modernity in late nineteenth-century Paris, Heidi Brevik-Zender
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages [345]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: The Staircase Chapter 1. Fashioning the Commune Barricade: Zola's Au Bonheur des dames Chapter 2. Ups and Downs: Sartorial Spectacle in Texts by Rachilde, Maupassant, and Daudet Part II: The Antechamber Chapter 3. Waiting for Change: Zola's Au Bonheur des dames and Nana Chapter 4. Maupassant, Transformation, and the Unexotic Exotic Part III: The Fashion Atelier Chapter 5. Places and Spaces of Haute Couture: Feydeau's Tailleur pour dames and Zola's La Curée Chapter 6. A Woman's Work(space): Dressmaking Ateliers in Huysmans's En Ménage and Rachilde's Late-Century Novels Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index "Focusing primarily on the works of Zola, Rachilde, Huysmans, and Maupassant, Fashioning Spaces is a beautifully written, well-researched investigation of fashion and space in the French novel. Brevik-Zender's incorporation of an analysis of material culture and history as context for her interpretations is particularly impressive." Alexandra K. Wettlaufer, Departments of French and Comparative Literature, University of Texas "Fashioning Spaces successfully employs an interdisciplinary approach to analyse paintings, clothes, novels, and interior spaces. Scholars of French literature, cultural studies, nineteenth-century studies, cultural history, and gender studies will be interested in this compelling book." Aimee Boutin, Department of French, Florida State University
Control code
FIEb1760879x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 363 pages
Isbn
9781442648036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879584176
Label
Fashioning spaces : mode and modernity in late nineteenth-century Paris, Heidi Brevik-Zender
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages [345]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: The Staircase Chapter 1. Fashioning the Commune Barricade: Zola's Au Bonheur des dames Chapter 2. Ups and Downs: Sartorial Spectacle in Texts by Rachilde, Maupassant, and Daudet Part II: The Antechamber Chapter 3. Waiting for Change: Zola's Au Bonheur des dames and Nana Chapter 4. Maupassant, Transformation, and the Unexotic Exotic Part III: The Fashion Atelier Chapter 5. Places and Spaces of Haute Couture: Feydeau's Tailleur pour dames and Zola's La Curée Chapter 6. A Woman's Work(space): Dressmaking Ateliers in Huysmans's En Ménage and Rachilde's Late-Century Novels Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index "Focusing primarily on the works of Zola, Rachilde, Huysmans, and Maupassant, Fashioning Spaces is a beautifully written, well-researched investigation of fashion and space in the French novel. Brevik-Zender's incorporation of an analysis of material culture and history as context for her interpretations is particularly impressive." Alexandra K. Wettlaufer, Departments of French and Comparative Literature, University of Texas "Fashioning Spaces successfully employs an interdisciplinary approach to analyse paintings, clothes, novels, and interior spaces. Scholars of French literature, cultural studies, nineteenth-century studies, cultural history, and gender studies will be interested in this compelling book." Aimee Boutin, Department of French, Florida State University
Control code
FIEb1760879x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 363 pages
Isbn
9781442648036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879584176

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