Towards a philosophy of costume

Donatella Barbieri, Sofia Pantouvaki

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Despite Elizabeth Goepp’s (1928) statement – which she made almost 90
years ago – the philosophical and scholarly attention that costume deserves,
albeit finally emerging as a vibrant area of research, is still in the early stages
of development, particularly if compared to more established fields such as
architecture or drama. [...] Past and current practice is considered through the reading of the costumed body as a communication of embodied, cultural, social, artistic and historical narratives. As such, this journal is an articulation of practice on a conceptual, theoretical and philosophical level, responding to the call that
Elizabeth Goepp addressed almost one century ago. Through this process, we
hope that Studies in Costume and Performance will contribute to redefining the
practice of costume itself.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalStudies in Costume and Performance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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