In fine style
In fine style : the art of Tudor and Stuart fashion
London : Royal Collection Trust, 2013, 299 p.
Résumé éditeur :
Exploring both the leading fashions of the day and the works of the leading artists, this book provides a fresh insight into the tastes, costumes and fabrics of the Tudor and Stuart age. It compares portraits by such artists as Holbein, van Dyck, Rembrandt and Lely with rare surviving examples of original clothing from the period, and investigates the sophisticated processes of personal image-making in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, both in England and abroad.
The book covers men’s and women’s clothing, dressing for battle ; with paintings, engravings and informal drawings all being used to explore high fashion of the era. These are supplemented by social commentaries of the time, official records, and intimate domestic notes and diaries as well as the garments themselves, which are considered both in terms of technique and construction, and for their beauty and visual appeal to both their owners and to artists.
This fascinating exploration of the social history and truth behind the painted image is a valuable addition to studies of Tudor and Stuart costume, and an absorbing survey of the subject for all readers.
Axe de recherches :
- Axe transversal : cultures visuelles