Dr. Peter McNeil: Beauty in Search of Knowledge: Eighteenth-Century Fashion and the Uses of Print

141121 seminar mcneilDate: 21 November 2014
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Room 7.58 Run Run Shaw Tower

Little integrated attention has been paid to how an eighteenth-century west European consumer gained their knowledge of fashion. The way in which people learned about fashion was transformed over the course of the eighteenth century. Fashion can be conceptualised as a form of knowledge: one requires knowledge of what is in fashion to be a participant. Such knowledge can be derived from a great many sources… (Please click on the image to read more)