Justine De Young Publishes Book on Fashion in European Art

A book edited by Justine De Young, History of Art, titled Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925 will be published by I.B. Tauris in August. Her research focuses on 19th- and 20th-century art and literature, visual and material culture, modernism, and fashion. She has written widely on art and fashion, notably for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2013 exhibition Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity.

About Fashion in European Art, from the publisher:

Fashion reveals not only who we are, but whom we aspire to be. From 1775 to 1925, artists in Europe were especially attuned to the gaps between appearance and reality, participating in and often critiquing the making of the self and the image. Reading their portrayals of modern life with an eye to fashion and dress reveals a world of complex calculations and subtle signals. Extensively illustrated, Fashion in European Art explores the significance of historical dress over this period of upheaval, as well as the lived experience of dress and its representation. Drawing on visual sources that extend from paintings and photographs to fashion plates, caricatures and advertisements, the expert contributors consider how artists and their sitters engaged with the fashion and culture of their times. They explore the politics of dress, its inspirations and the reactions it provoked, as well as the many meanings of fashion in European art, revealing its importance in understanding modernity itself.

For more information, contact De Young, 212 217.4665


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