The Clothed Body (Dress, Body, Culture)

The Clothed Body (Dress, Body, Culture)

Patrizia Calefato


What do tattooed Egyptian mummies of 2000 BC have in universal with smooth sub-cultural types? From mini-skirts to dermis ornament, makeup to hair, costume is imbued with symbols that replicate varied meanings in numerous contexts. Calefato choices aside the a number of capabilities of recent costume, contemplating the mental, cultural, religious and symbolic significances at play. What we put on is a motor vehicle for the (often contentious) expression of politics, gender and identification and as a result garments is on the root of a posh set of messages, many paradoxical. garments could, for instance, unlock throughout the pleasures of masquerade and while "cage" or regulate the physique. The Clothed Body indicates how semiotics supplies a resounding template for realizing gown in quite a lot of contexts.

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