Fashion – A Philosophy has ratings and 7 reviews. Fashion is at once a familiar yet mysteriously elite world that we all experience, whether we’re bu. Lars Svendsen. Fashion. Fashion: A Philosophy Lars Svendsen Translated by John Irons re a k t i o n b o o k s. photocopying. Lars Fashion: a philosophy 1. Buy Fashion: A Philosophy by Lars Svendsen (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Fashion – A Philosophy

Fashion – A Philosophy by Lars Fr. Lars Svendsen dives into that world in Fashionexploring the myths, ideas, and history that make up haute couture, the must-have trends over the centuries, and the very concept of fashion itself.

Ultimately, however, he focuses on the most common use of the term: With his trademark dry wit, he deftly dismantles many of the axioms of the industry and its supporters. Svendsen draws svencsen the writings philosophyy thinkers from Adam Smith to Roland Barthes to analyze fashion as both a historical phenomenon and a philosophy of aesthetics.

He also traces the connections between the concepts of fashion and modernity and ultimately considers the importance of evolving fashions to such fields as art, politics, and philosophy. Whether critiquing a relentless media culture that promotes perfect bodies or parsing the never-ending debate over the merits of conformity versus individual style, Lars Svendsen offers an engaging and intriguing analysis of fashion and the motivations behind its constant pursuit of the new.

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Lists with This Book. Great introduction to the world of fashion. Aug 03, Maksym Karpovets rated it philosopht liked it Shelves: May 12, Norsk rated it really liked it.

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I never thought philosophy could be this much fun! Or maybe the subject of his study appealed to me more than anything I have read in this genre, but Svendsen has some interesting points in his deductions about fashion and the consumer society at large, and I found that his views on parallels and differences between fashion and language are larz good precursor to the analysis of today’s visually obsessed fashion consumer, who has taken the illusion of physical and mental perfection a fasshion steps in t I never thought philosophy could be this much fun!

Or maybe the subject of his study appealed to me more than anything I have read in this genre, but Svendsen has some interesting points in his deductions about fashion and the consumer svnedsen at large, and I found that his views on parallels and differences between fashion and language are a good precursor to the analysis of today’s visually obsessed fashion consumer, who has taken the illusion of physical and mental perfection a few steps in the wrong direction, and doesn’t really know how to come back on track.

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All in all, this book in itself is a harbinger of new theories about fashion and popular culture that heavily influence the general public, and brings a fresh perspective on the subject.

Mar 03, CM rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 25, Cristina rated it really liked it. Good introduction to the field, very well written although obvs. Very pessimistic conclusion though: May 23, Marco rated it really liked it. Interesting, if necessarily superficial, introduction to the role fashion plays in society and to some of the underlying philosophical questions.

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He has published several books translated into 24 languages. He is also engaged as project manager in the think tank Civita.

In he was awarded the Meltzer Prize for outstanding research, and in he was awarded the prisoners’ Testament. Books by Lars Fr. Trivia About Fashion – A Philo No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Fashkon – A Philo Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.