The Dandy at Dusk – Phillip Mann

The Dandy at Dusk - Phillip Mann

Tytuł:The Dandy at Dusk: Taste and Melancholy in the Twentieth Century

Autor:Phillip Mann

ISBN:9781786695178

Wydawnictwo:Head of Zeus

Rok wydania:2018

Typ okładki:twarda

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Philip Mann chronicles the relationship of dandyism and the emerging cultural landscape of modernity via portraits of Regency England’s Beau Brummel the first dandy and six twentieth-century figures: Austrian architect Adolf Loos, the Duke of Windsor, neo-Edwardian courtier Bunny Roger, writer and raconteur Quentin Crisp, French film producer Jean-Pierre Melville, and New German Cinema enfant terrible and inverted dandy Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

He blends memorable anecdotes with acute analysis to explore their style, identity and influence and interweaves their stories with an entertaining history of tailoring and men’s fashion. The Dandy at Dusk contextualizes the relationship between dandyism, decadence and modernism, against the background of a century punctuated by global conflict and social upheaval.