The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Luxury and visual culture

Luxury and visual culture
Luxury and visual culture
This book addresses the important question of what appears as luxury in contemporary visual culture.
The author introduces the reader to the concept of visual culture to clarify the transformation of the private and public spheres of luxury in contemporary advanced cultures.

• Luxury in contemporary visual culture is contextualized by linking its precise sphere – abundance – to those of fashion and art, photography, cinema, television, and social media that configure the structures of contemporary visual culture.
• The visual representations of contemporary culture are considered as luxury-branded visual representations and the idea of visual culture as the portrayal of luxurious photographic, cinematic, and televisual selves.
• Examinations of the roles of contemporary fashion and art in visual culture are employed as conduits to later analyses of visual consumers, luxury-branded and other visual representations produced by twentieth-century and contemporary fashion photographers and filmmakers, television, and social media producers in everyday life.
• The ways in which luxury is utilized and operates in twentieth-century and contemporary cinema and television are investigated through the luxury lifestyles, lavish choices, luxurious values, and occasionally wayward inclinations sustaining the new voluptuousness and behaviors.
• The new role of the luster of the digital luxury fashion house is addressed before the conclusion.

Luxury and Visual Culture presents a thoughtful, yet user-friendly explanation of how luxury is undergoing numerous shifts in visual culture. It is vital reading for all scholars and students in critical luxury studies and visual culture, fashion theory, contemporary art, photography, cinema, television, and social media studies.
Luxury, Visual Culture
Bloomsbury Academic
Armitage, John
19639b0b-0399-4dc6-9369-4d8c1ed77480
Armitage, John
19639b0b-0399-4dc6-9369-4d8c1ed77480

Armitage, John (2019) Luxury and visual culture , 1st ed. London. Bloomsbury Academic, 250pp. (In Press)

Record type: Book

Abstract

This book addresses the important question of what appears as luxury in contemporary visual culture.
The author introduces the reader to the concept of visual culture to clarify the transformation of the private and public spheres of luxury in contemporary advanced cultures.

• Luxury in contemporary visual culture is contextualized by linking its precise sphere – abundance – to those of fashion and art, photography, cinema, television, and social media that configure the structures of contemporary visual culture.
• The visual representations of contemporary culture are considered as luxury-branded visual representations and the idea of visual culture as the portrayal of luxurious photographic, cinematic, and televisual selves.
• Examinations of the roles of contemporary fashion and art in visual culture are employed as conduits to later analyses of visual consumers, luxury-branded and other visual representations produced by twentieth-century and contemporary fashion photographers and filmmakers, television, and social media producers in everyday life.
• The ways in which luxury is utilized and operates in twentieth-century and contemporary cinema and television are investigated through the luxury lifestyles, lavish choices, luxurious values, and occasionally wayward inclinations sustaining the new voluptuousness and behaviors.
• The new role of the luster of the digital luxury fashion house is addressed before the conclusion.

Luxury and Visual Culture presents a thoughtful, yet user-friendly explanation of how luxury is undergoing numerous shifts in visual culture. It is vital reading for all scholars and students in critical luxury studies and visual culture, fashion theory, contemporary art, photography, cinema, television, and social media studies.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Accepted/In Press date: 16 January 2019
Keywords: Luxury, Visual Culture

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 427630
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427630
PURE UUID: abbaee23-fa1d-4171-a846-1568b36fe7de

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 24 Jan 2019 17:30
Last modified: 24 Jan 2019 17:30

Export record

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×