Book Giveaway: Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion
From the museum exhibition titled Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion at the Rhode Island School of Design comes Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion (Yale University Press, 2013) in book form for those who didn’t make it to the exhibit. The book emphasizes the personalities of the well-known fashionable men of the past and present. When the term “dandy” was first used in London in 1813, it was considered to be someone who is flamboyant, superficial, and self-indulgent, but in the book, a dandy is shown as one who has profound thought and imagination in his self-presentation. He creates an image that challenges the norm of society.
The book is filled with identity, creativity, and self-presentation. Take a look at all the artistic characteristics of dandies from around the world. Over a century of dandies are presented showing their fashion, style, the way they dress, the patterns, colors, and many more interesting details of a dandy!
YOU COULD WIN!
What do you think is most fascinating about dandies? Leave a comment by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 6, and you could win this book! The winner will be chosen and notified via e-mail during the week of December 9. Good luck to everyone!
I really love looking at the drawings of dandies.
I love the look of the clothing
That the majority of men all wear the exact same things, it's nice to see men who actually push the fashion barriers. I wish more modern men sported hats and bow ties.
Seeing men sporting fun and/or great design is a joy! It would be great to see men in this age loosen up and start sporting dandy looks again.
Form fitting clothes, which flatter, and dare I say flaunt a gents curves and contours can be fascinating.
How refreshing to see men who care about how they look!
Finery and the figure, male. Would be nice to see again.
What a great part of fashion history that is often over looked. Many women could take a few pointers from these men.
Dandies have a great sense of color. They wear their clothes with confidence.
Dandies, a part of Fashion history.
Dandies are great to see how their clothes set a fashion trend or change a way of thinking!
This is a great reminder of how self presentation is an interesting art. For men and women.
Well, that dandy cover of the book is surely appealing. Love the mixed colors and patterns.
Thank goodness--something not about dresses and female finery. Men's fashion is totally fascinating and too often overlooked.
This sounds really interesting…would love to have it to read.
A very interesting read. I'd love to learn more about these men.
The most fascinating thing about Dandies is the personalities, what drives them and has shaped them to be who they are and so fashion forward thinking. Without them, men's fashion would be nothing more than a plain pinstriped suit.
I think the most interesting thing about Dandies is that they really cared about how they looked and wanted to stand out. They weren't afraid to be different from the next guy.
This would be a very interesting book to peruse. My son has reached the age where he likes to look dapper. He is willing to let me try sewing some accessories for him, such as vests and tuxedo accoutrements.
I love that men are able to dress to reflect their own style.
Looks like a swell book.
I like "dandies" who don't dress different just to be different, or to challenge norms, but who dress to portray a persona. Like a stage costumer does to emphasize the personality of the character. An outward display of personal awareness.
I am married to a Dandy, Its hard to dress to go out with him :)
It is always so refreshing to see a man with style and attention to detail, especially a young man who forgoes the jeans, tshirt and baseball cap once in a while
I suspect that the men who all dress the same are mostly as committed to that choice as the ones who want to stand apart. I've rarely met one who actually didn't care what he was wearing!
Fashion well defined, well structured always takes notice and is a joy to view. However, one must be thankful, it is a cloth garment and the real beauty of fashion is seen in the one on whom it adorns, be it in poverty or riches.
This book may be represented as art in fashion and that would be a blessing.
Thank you, Marilyn