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    DescriptionThe dandy is back! Gone are the days of arbitrary fashion, casual sportswear, and slick metrosexuals. Today, more men are discovering dandyism and giving it their own contemporary look. Even today, men who devote themselves to the finer things in life --especially when it comes to fashion --mostly arouse suspicion. Vanity is frowned upon and lavish grooming is generally deemed superficial or unmanly. Fortunately, a small but tenacious movement has been defying these social dictates for more than 200 years. Its adherents indulge in their love of quality clothing and accessories not only privately, but also very publicly. Photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel Adams have spent years exploring the fascinating phenomenon of dandyism. They visit contemporary dandies in their homes to document their impeccably designed lives in both words and images. Well-kempt to the tips of their beards and wearing three-piece suits with flawlessly folded pocket handkerchiefs and supple kid gloves, their protagonists revive the charm of the past and reveal that cultivated idleness can be incredibly hard work. These gallant beaus first came on the scene in eighteenth-century London and Paris, where they supported the livelihoods of many a local tailor. today's dandies continue to propagate a look characterized by trimmed beards, pomade, velvet slippers, and even a touch of make-up as a shield to mask the darker sides of life. Yet in their carefully composed portraits, Callahan and Adams reveal the cracks in this facade. They describe the sacrifices that many fulltime dandies need to make while pursuing their personal aesthetic ideals. A refuge for eccentrics, dandyism has seen a revival in the Anglo-American realm over the last several years. For example, today's distinguished gentlemen can ride their vintage bikes around London during the tweed Run to show off their authentic outfits or attend the Jazz Age Lawn Party on new York City's Governor's Island to bring the era of the Great Gatsby back to life, if only for a few hours. Now, the phenomenon is again going more international. Known for their Dandy Portraits, the spiffy duo of Callahan and Adams approaches their topic --and their protagonists--with a keen, yet empathic eye. In this book, they successfully capture the styles, attitudes, and philosophies of contemporary dandyism in all its nuances."

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    I am Dandy
    The Return of the Elegant Gentleman
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Rose Callahan, Edited by Nathaniel Adams
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 225 mm
    Height: 290 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,769 g
    ISBN 13: 9783899554847
    ISBN 10: 3899554841

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.7
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 52
    Libri: BEKL6054, ENTW9054, MODE1500
    BIC subject category V2: WJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000, CRA009000
    Abridged Dewey: 778
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHO023090, PHO009000
    Libri: FOTO2740
    DC23: 646.32
    LC classification: GT6720 .A33 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    Mit farbige Abbildungen
    Die Gestalten Verlag
    Imprint name
    Die Gestalten Verlag
    Publication date
    15 September 2013
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    Die Fotografin Rose Callahan aus Brooklyn porträtiert mit Vorliebe Charakterköpfe. 2008 startete sie The Dandy Portraits: The Lives of Exquisite Gentlemen Today als persönliches Liebhaberprojekt, um die erstaunlich facettenreichen Variationen maskuliner Eleganz einzufangen. Nathaniel "Natty" Adams, der ihre Abbildungen mit Texten und Essays begleitet, ist selbst ein ausgesprochener Fan schöner Styles und erhielt ein Reise- und Recherchestipendium, um seinem Lieblingsthema zwischen London, Paris und Afrika noch etwas tiefer auf den Grund zu gehen.
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    The dandy is back! Gone are the days of arbitrary fashion, casual sportswear, and slick metrosexuals. Today, more men are discovering dandyism and giving it their own contemporary look.