Nineteenth-Century Chic: Fashion in Art and Fiction

Thursday, September 19, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, September 19 – November 21 (class will not meet October 3 and 17)

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Registration is closed for this class.
Led by Debra Mancoff

During the nineteenth century, what you wore defined who you were. This seminar explores the aspirational world of fashion culture from 1860 to 1900 in Europe and America. Our sources will include three novels (Zola’s The Ladies’ Paradise, du Maupassant’s Bel-Ami, and Wharton’s The House of Mirth), as well as paintings, fashion plates, and popular periodicals.

Debra N. Mancoff is the author of Fashion in Impressionist Paris and Fashion Muse. She writes on the connections of art, fashion, and culture.

Materials List
Required:
Baudelaire, Charles. The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays. Phaidon Press, 1995. ISBN: 0714833657.
Zola, Émile. The Ladies Paradise. Digireads.com, 2011. ISBN: 1420940538
Maupassant, Guy de. Bel Ami. Kessinger Publishing, LLC., 2010. ISBN: 9781162655109
Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth. Dover Publications, 2002. ISBN: 0486420493

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Eight sessions, $200.
Registration is closed.