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Cool Shades free pdf Cool Shades provides the first in-depth exploration of the enduring appeal of sunglasses in visual culture, both historically and today. Ubiquitous in fashion, advertising, film and graphic design, sunglasses are the ultimate signifier of 'cool' in mass culture- a powerful attribute pervading much fashion and pop cultural imagery which has received little scholarly attention until now. Accessible and highly engaging, this book offers an original history of how sunglasses became a fashion accessory in the early twentieth century, and addresses the complex variety of meanings they have the power to articulate, through associations with vision, light, glamour, darkness, fashion, speed and technology in the context of modernity. Cool Shades will be of great interest to students of fashion, design, visual and material culture, cultural studies and sociology, as well as general readers fascinated by this iconic fashion staple.

About Vanessa Brown

Vanessa Brown is Senior Lecturer in Design and Visual Culture at Nottingham Trent University, UK, and has led modules in commerce, culture and design, postmodernism in art and design, as well as final year research projects.

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Author : Vanessa Brown
Publisher : Berg Publishers
Data Published : 18 December 2014
ISBN : 0857854445
EAN : 9780857854445
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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