This 112-page publication was the result of a Springboard-funded 2013 collaboration between the University of Brighton and the Regency Town House, Hove, as part of their Heritage Lottery Funded project, Profiles of the Past. The publication, bookended by an introduction and conclusion by Annebella Pollen, showcased seven chronological case study essays by postgraduate students of the history of design. With the purpose of examining the use of the historic silhouette portrait as a source for dress history, the publication offered an introduction to the design, making, consumption and socio-cultural meanings attached to the art and craft of silhouettes in England 1760-1960. Whether characterised as a measure of character or mere caricature, noble portrait or humble souvenir, these intriguing, democratic images can provide a productive point of departure for exploring shifting attitudes to self-presentation, technologies of portraiture and, not least, changes in fashion.
|Place of Publication||Brighton, UK|
|Publisher||University of Brighton|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|