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The Resource Cool shades : the history and meaning of sunglasses, Vanessa Brown

Cool shades : the history and meaning of sunglasses, Vanessa Brown

Label
Cool shades : the history and meaning of sunglasses
Title
Cool shades
Title remainder
the history and meaning of sunglasses
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cool Shades provides the first in-depth exploration of the enduring appeal of sunglasses in visual culture, both historically and today. Ubiquitous in fashion, advertising, film and graphic design, sunglasses are the ultimate signifier of 'cool' in mass culture; a powerful attribute pervading much fashion and pop cultural imagery which has received little scholarly attention until now. Accessible and highly engaging, this book offers an original history of how sunglasses became a fashion accessory in the early twentieth century, and addresses the complex variety of meanings they have the power to articulate, through associations with vision, light, glamour, darkness, fashion, speed and technology in the context of modernity. Cool Shades will be of great interest to students of fashion, design, visual and material culture, cultural studies and sociology, as well as general readers fascinated by this iconic fashion staple"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gill-Brown, Vanessa
Dewey number
391.4/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2370
LC item number
.G55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sunglasses
  • Fashion
  • Popular culture
  • DESIGN
  • DESIGN
  • Fashion
  • Popular culture
  • Sunglasses
Label
Cool shades : the history and meaning of sunglasses, Vanessa Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: why write a book about sunglasses: -- 2. Modernity: an onslaught on eyes -- 3. Seeing the blur: perception, cool and mechanized speed (1910-present) -- 4. Seeing the cyborg: eye-shading, cool, and the hi-tech body (1910-present) -- 5. Seeing in the light: "sun"glasses, modern glamor, cool, and celebrity (1920s-present_ -- 6. Seeing in the dark: sunglasses and "outsider" cool (1940s-present) -- 7. Heading for the shade: the spread of outsider cool (1950s-present) -- 8. Seeing in the "eclipse": sunglasses, cool and the absence of meaning (late 1950s-present) -- 9. Sunglasses and cool: conclusions
Control code
858353426
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780857854452
Lccn
2014021549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858353426
Label
Cool shades : the history and meaning of sunglasses, Vanessa Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: why write a book about sunglasses: -- 2. Modernity: an onslaught on eyes -- 3. Seeing the blur: perception, cool and mechanized speed (1910-present) -- 4. Seeing the cyborg: eye-shading, cool, and the hi-tech body (1910-present) -- 5. Seeing in the light: "sun"glasses, modern glamor, cool, and celebrity (1920s-present_ -- 6. Seeing in the dark: sunglasses and "outsider" cool (1940s-present) -- 7. Heading for the shade: the spread of outsider cool (1950s-present) -- 8. Seeing in the "eclipse": sunglasses, cool and the absence of meaning (late 1950s-present) -- 9. Sunglasses and cool: conclusions
Control code
858353426
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780857854452
Lccn
2014021549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858353426

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