Fashion, city, people
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Leila W. Kinney.
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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate modern fashion as an urban phenomenon since the 19th century. Through the study of the fashion market and its formation, the intent is to explore how fashion has developed in relation to other structural changes appearing in the city. it will discuss the specific characteristics of the relationship between fashion and the city in regard to other innovations of the modern era, such as technological change and mechanization. Fashion has always been studied through its dichotomy between the material and the symbolic. In this study , I will look at the factors that helped to shape fashion as an autonomous field of knowledge, as an economic reality, and as an independent profession. I will also investigate its role in the aesthetic realm. Fashion affected the social and cultural formations appearing during industrialization after the French Revolution, beyond its obvious function in the production and distribution of clothing. In this thesis, I will focus on how, where, and when fashion's influence on social habits and design aesthetics occurred. as well as the consequences of this growing influences in the context of the city. In exploring this issue I will consider not only how cultural and social forms (i.e . class formation) have affected the fashion market, but also how fashion itself has had an impact on the development of cultural industries such as media.
Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1989.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 104-105).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology