9780231123662

The Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes and Striped Fabric

ISBN 10: 0231123663 / 0-231-12366-3
ISBN 13: 9780231123662
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hardcover
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"THE DEVIL'S CLOTH, despite its apparent quirkiness of subject, belongs to a now venerable tradition of 'new' historical writing in France that began by rejecting the history of events and regimes and has evolved along increasingly radical lines, ambitiously examining the givens of experience itself.Pastoureau's investigation of the stripe's epistemology, ably translated by Jody Gladding, is very much a part of this enterprise. Despite its brevity--a change from the doorstop-sized tomes that many new histories fill--THE DEVIL'S CLOTH gets to the heart of matters like the way we perceive color and pattern, and speculates interestingly on whether these perceptions derive from nature or nurture. As with other histories that sift the past to confirm an observation or theory, there is much to debate here. And while a reader may wish that Pastoureau himself had employed the devil's advocate more often, his playful but learned book will doubtless have an influence. I, for one, will never again see stripes as either innocent or blithe."

Angelina Goreau, New York Times Book Review, 07/22/2001

 

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Book Description: Columbia University Press, United States, 2001. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 178 x 140 mm. Brand New Book. Michel Pastoureau s lively study of stripes offers a unique and engaging perspective on the evolution of fashion, taste, and visual codes in Western culture. The Devil s Cloth begins with a medieval scandal. When the first Carmelites arrived in France from the Holy Land, the religious order required its members to wear striped habits, prompting turmoil and denunciations in the West that lasted fifty years until the order was forced to accept a quiet, solid color. The medieval eye found any surface in which a background could not be distinguished from a foreground disturbing. Thus, striped clothing was relegated to those on the margins or outside the social order -- jugglers and prostitutes, for example -- and in medieval paintings the devil himself is often depicted wearing stripes. The West has long continued to dress its slaves and servants, its crewmen and convicts in stripes. But in the last two centuries, stripes have also taken on new, positive meanings, connoting freedom, youth, playfulness, and pleasure. Witness the revolutionary stripes on the French and United States flags. In a wide-ranging discussion that touches on zebras, awnings, and pajamas, augmented by illustrative plates, the author shows us how stripes have become chic, and even, in the case of bankers pin stripes, a symbol of taste and status. However, make the stripes too wide, and you have a gangster s suit -- the devil s cloth indeed!. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780231123662

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