In the Fall 2013 Issue of ‘Konsthistorisk Tidskrift’

Posted in journal articles by Editor on October 26, 2013

Konsthistorisk Tidskrift / Journal of Art History 82 (Fall 2013)

A special issue of Konsthistorisk Tidskrift / Journal of Art History, guest edited by Peter McNeil (Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building University of Technology Sydney, Australia and Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University) and Patrik Steorn (Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University), addresses the theme of “Fashion and Print Culture: Translation and Transformation.”

From the editorial:

Print itself is both a materiality as well as a vehicle of representation. How did the meaning of various forms of fashion-related prints change as they were circulated in new contexts? What was the relationship of ‘fashion words’ and images? What were the mechanisms through which print – as newsprint, almanac, trade-card, respectful or satirical image – supported or undermined the spread of fashions, from ‘head-piece’ to ‘borders’? A pluralistic perspective is needed to better understand the transmission of ideas about fashion in print as well as in practice – and their interrelationship for the new readers and viewers of the period from the renaissance to the eighteenth century. This theme issue of Konsthistorisk tidskrift publishes some of the findings related to the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)/European Science Foundation funded project ‘Fashioning the Early Modern: Innovation and Creativity in Europe, 1500–1800’ (FEM) and the portfolio ‘Print Culture and Fashion Products’ managed therein by Peter McNeil and Patrik Steorn. HERA FEM was a three-year major funded project conducted from 2010 to 2013.


· Peter McNeil and Patrik Steorn, The Medium of Print and the Rise of Fashion in the West, pp. 135–56.
· Chia-hua Yeh, From Classical to Chic: Reconsidering the Prints from Varie acconciature di teste usate da nobilissime dame in diverse città d’Italia by Giovanni Guerra, c. 1589, pp. 157–68.
· Lena Dahrén, Printed Pattern Books for Early Modern Bobbin-made Borders and Edgings, pp. 169–90.
· Cecilia Candréus, The Use of Printed Designs in Seventeenth-Century Embroidery: Layers of Transfer and Interpretation, pp. 191–204.
· Mark de Vitis, Sartorial Transgression as Socio-political Collaboration: Madame and the Hunt, pp. 205–18.
· Patrik Steorn, Migrating Motifs and Productive Instabilities: Images of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century Swedish Print Culture, pp. 219–34.
· Carolina Brown, Portraits en savoyarde and the Shepherdess of the Alps: Portraits, Prints, Literature, and Fashion in Eighteenth-Century Sweden, pp. 235–51.
· Arlene Leis, Displaying Art and Fashion: Ladies’ Pocket-Book Imagery in the Paper Collections of Sarah Sophia Banks, pp. 252–71.
· Audrey Millet, Dessiner La Mode En Régime De Fabrique: L’imitation Au Cœur Du Processus Créatif, pp. 272–86.

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