Fashioning the City: Paris, Fashion and the Media by Agnes Rocamora

By Agnes Rocamora

the style media were primary to the consecration of town of Paris at the type map, in addition to its get together within the collective mind's eye. certainly, with its conjunction of pictures and phrases, the style press constitutes a wealthy platform for an interrogation of ways Paris has end up constituted as a number one model urban. but whereas a lot realization has been paid to the making of Paris within the paintings of varied writers and artists, little is understood in regards to the urban as outlined and created by way of the style media. in accordance with an unique research of style writing and pictures in modern French type magazines and newspapers, this illuminating publication specializes in the discourse of the modern French model press on Paris, and so attends to this hole in reviews of the French capital. Agnès Rocamora explores, for instance, the figures of l. a. Parisienne and los angeles passante (the woman passer-by), and the presence of the Eiffel Tower in type visuals. She provides cognizance to the continuum among the French journalistic discourse and that of cultural kinds corresponding to motion pictures, work and literature, hence revealing the endurance throughout texts and time of visions of Paris and laying off gentle at the construction and copy of the Paris myth.

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