Oscar Wilde on Dress (ebook)

Oscar Wilde on Dress (ebook)

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Including The Philosophy Of Dress by Oscar Wilde. The recent print version was the first this work had been for the first time it had been published in 128 Years, and in book form for the first time ever. Now this is the first ebook.The work now forms the centerpiece of this unique collection of Wilde's writings on dress. As a compendium this book also includes several rarely published period articles and letters by Wilde on dress and fashion, along with a related exchange of correspondence that forms an instructional discourse. In addition there are generously annotated and illustrated chapters that analyze the importance of dress in the historical context of the writing career of Oscar Wilde, and a comprehensive review of the influences, trends, characters and source material that informed the development of his dress philosophy.The whole constitutes a thorough examination of a previously overlooked aspect in the Wilde canon, which should prove to be of interest not only to Wildean scholars, but also to anyone who enjoys his style of writing. Oscar Wilde continues to be favorably reappraised as a one of the most culturally avant garde tastemakers of the late nineteenth century. In an ever fashion-conscious world it is fitting that the themes explored, like the author himself, are still relevant. In this respect the book will also be of historical value to fashion students, historians, and practitioners.... in the latter case one combines perfect freedom for walking together with perfect protection against rain, neither of which ... ever give one, and when one is resting in the house the long soft boot can be turned down, as the boot of 1640 was.

Title:Oscar Wilde on Dress (ebook)
Author:Oscar Wilde, John Cooper
Publisher:CSM Press - 2013-08-28


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