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Author Gill-Brown, Vanessa, 1970- author.

Title Cool shades : the history and meaning of sunglasses / Vanessa Brown.

Published [London] : Bloomsbury, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Notes Previously issued in print: London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015, published online in 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This title provides an 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 engaging, this text 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.
Audience Specialized.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on January 5, 2018).
Subject Sunglasses.
Popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781474232388 (ebook)