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What Contemporary Jewellery Might Have to Say about Fashion

Brennan, Anne


This chapter will take as its starting point Barthes� essay �From Gemstones to Jewellery,� in which he argues that jewellery, previously a marker of status and wealth, has been democratised by fashion through its appropriation of jewellery as an accessory, a detail of an outfit. Barthes argues that through this process, the value of jewellery is no longer arbitrated by economic value, but by taste. By addressing the ways in which photography has been used by contemporary jewellers to document...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Fashion and Its Multi-Cultural Facets
DOI: .1163/9781848883093_025


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