Form and Fashion Nineteenth-Century Montreal Dress

by Jacqueline Beaudouin-Ross

Form and Fashion Nineteenth-Century Montreal Dress Synopsis

Jacqueline Beaudouin-Ross examines the evolution of form or silhouette in nineteenth-century feminine dress, applying theories developed by art historians such as Henri Focillon and Heinrich Wofflin to demonstrate that an inner dynamic of change appears to be responsible for the evolution of contour in fashionable attire in the nineteenth century. Beaudouin-Ross evaluates the dissemination of fashion images in Montreal to show to what extent Montrealers were fashionable and reveals that fashion plates from Paris or London were sometimes published first in Montreal rather than in New York. Photographs from the Notman Photographic Archives and from fashion plates have been used to date the sixteen dresses discussed and complete documentation is provided.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780773509702
Publication date: 10th November 1992
Author: Jacqueline Beaudouin-Ross
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Ethnic studies,

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