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    DescriptionAnglomania, the craze for all things English, gripped Europe during the mid-to-late 18th century. As perceived by Anglophiles such as Voltaire and Montesquieu, England was a land of reason, freedom, and tolerance, a place where the Enlightenment found its greatest expression. What began as an intellectual phenomenon, however, became and has remained a matter of style. Through the lens of fashion, "AngloMania" examines aspects of English culture, such as class, sport, royalty, pageantry, eccentricity, the gentleman, and the country garden, which have fuelled the European and American imagination. This beautiful book presents historical costumes juxtaposed with late 20th-and early 21st-century fashions by Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Stephen Jones, Shaun Leane, Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, and Vivienne Westwood. As with the hugely successful exhibition 'Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century' at the Metropolitan Museum, the clothing is styled as a series of thematic vignettes in the Museum's English Period Rooms. This book comprises photographs of the installations along with text written by Andrew Bolton. From "AngloMania", we learn that Englishness is a romantic construct based on fictive and imaginary narratives. In terms of fashion, these narratives emerge as ones that are satirical, nostalgic, theatrical, and like the English weather, at once indomitable and unpredictable.

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    Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Bolton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 235 mm
    Height: 298 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,252 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300117851
    ISBN 10: 030011785X

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
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    BIC subject category V2: HBT, AKTA
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    DC22: 746.92
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000, ART015030
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    DC22: 746.9/20747471
    LC classification: TT504.6.G7 B65 2006
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    Illustrations note
    78 colour illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    28 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Andrew Bolton is Associate Curator of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.