The map of fashion

Vaughan, L 2009, 'The map of fashion' in W. Cartwright, G. Gentner and A. Lehn (ed.) Cartography and Art, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 317-328.


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Title The map of fashion
Author(s) Vaughan, L
Year 2009
Title of book Cartography and Art
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Editor(s) W. Cartwright
G. Gentner
A. Lehn
Start page 317
End page 328
Subjects Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design)
Summary The relationship between the body, fashion, the map and the making of place is a rich area of exploration by a variety of creative practitioners, anthropologists and theorists. This essay discusses the propositon that fashion, or the clothed body, is the 'stuff' of the inhabited landscape. Conceived of a map of fashion, this map documents and communicates an embodied landscape through a topography that lives, breathes, pulsates and evolves through the everyday actions of those that are there. The 'place' of this landscape is both here, and there. It is a landscape that transistions as the individual moves through the various locations of their lives. It is a landscape that transitions as the individual moves through the various locations of their lives. It is a landscape of the collective and the singular. My clothes mark and identify me, our clothes create an individual collective; a landscape of colour, shape and form, that is positioned within the contructed and natural world.
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Keyword(s) mapping
fashion
place
ISBN 9783540685678
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