A deputy fashion editor at The Guardian examines the modern world's obsession with fashion, in an encyclopedic volume of instructional and philosophical mini-essays that celebrates fashion's joys and foibles. Reprint.
Ever wondered whether shorts and tights were cool or made you resemble Hamlet? If a clutch bag is classy or pointless? Have you worried for days what to wear on a date? Or simply pondered what exactly your tottery heels are saying about you? If the answer's yes to any of these questions then The Meaning of Sunglasses- A Guide to (Almost) All Things Fashionable is an essential accessory for your life, and Hadley Freeman is your new best friend.
Cool Shades provides the first 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 highly engaging, this book 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. Cool Shades will be of great interest to students of fashion, design, visual and material culture, cultural studies and sociology, as well as general readers fascinated by this iconic fashion staple.
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From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever—featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics. For Hadley Freeman, movies of the 1980s have simply got it all. Comedy in Three Men and a Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future; all a teenager needs to know in Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Say Anything, The Breakfast Club, and Mystic Pizza; the ultimate in action from Top Gun, Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; love and sex in 9 1/2 Weeks, Splash, About Last Night, The Big Chill, and Bull Durham; and family fun in The Little Mermaid, ET, Big, Parenthood, and Lean On Me. In Life Moves Pretty Fast, Hadley puts her obsessive movie geekery to good use, detailing the decade’s key players, genres, and tropes. She looks back on a cinematic world in which bankers are invariably evil, where children are always wiser than adults, where science is embraced with an intense enthusiasm, and the future viewed with giddy excitement. And, she considers how the changes between movies then and movies today say so much about society’s changing expectations of women, young people, and art—and explains why Pretty in Pink should be put on school syllabuses immediately. From how John Hughes discovered Molly Ringwald, to how the friendship between Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi influenced the evolution of comedy, and how Eddie Murphy made America believe that race can be transcended, this is a “highly personal, witty love letter to eighties movies, but also an intellectually vigorous, well-researched take on the changing times of the film industry” (The Guardian).
The CliffsStudySolver workbooks combine 20 percent review material with 80 percent practice problems (and the answers!) to help make your lessons stick. CliffsStudySolver English Grammar is for students who want to reinforce their knowledge with a learn-by-doing approach. Inside, you’ll get the practice you need to learn English grammar with problem-solving tools such as Clear, concise reviews of every topic Practice problems in every chapter — with explanations and solutions A diagnostic pretest to assess your current skills A full-length exam that adapts to your skill level A glossary, a list of commonly misused words, and punctuation and capitalization rules can help you communicate effectively. This workbook also covers the parts of speech, verbs, and active and passive voices. Explore other aspects of English including Subjects and predicates Adjective and adverbial phrases Pronouns Noun-verb agreement Prepositions Frequently encountered sentence problems Using numerals Practice makes perfect — and whether you're taking lessons or teaching yourself, CliffsStudySolver guides can help you make the grade. Author Jeffrey Coghill is a medical librarian at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC; Stacy Magedanz is currently a reference librarian at California State University in San Bernardino. Both have M.A. degrees in English.