Paris, Capital of Fashion accompanies a major exhibition at The Museum at FIT, New York´s only museum dedicated solely to the art of fashion. This lavishly-illustrated book is edited by MFIT´s director and chief curator, Valerie Steele, also the author of the acclaimed Paris Fashion: A Cultural History . This new book opens with an important essay on how and why Paris became famous as the international ´´capital of fashion.´´ Steele traces how the mythic ´´aura´´ of Paris fashion was constructed over generations, as the splendour of the court at Versailles came to be echoed by the spectacle of the haute couture. Yet Paris has faced repeated challenges from other fashion capitals, especially London, Milan, and New York. Essays by Christopher Breward, David Gilbert, Grazia d´Annunzio, and Antonia Finnane place Paris within a broader global narrative, while Sophie Kurkdjian investigates the cultural value of the Parisian couture, and Agnès Rocomora explores the online imagery of the chic Parisienne. As The New Yorker recently put it, Paris is ´´the most glamorous and competitive of the world´s fashion capitals.´´ No other city has been branded ´´Fashion´´ as Paris has. By opening the study of Paris fashion to new approaches, this book explains why Paris still retains its position as the world´s undisputed fashion capital.
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Presents a critique of private property and the social relations it generates. This book argues that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, predicting its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production.
THE PRIZE-WINNING SATIRICAL BESTSELLER FROM THE ACCLAIMED ROBERT MENASSE MORE THAN 500,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE A ´´HOUSE OF CARDS´´ FOR THE EU This is the tale of a continent, a city and its inhabitants as they navigate their way through the confusing tangle of 21st-century life. The Capital is a brilliantly entertaining satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners . . . and a wild pig chase. ´´First-class satire´´ Guardian´´ ´´A deliciously vicious and timely satire´´ Financial Times ´´Mischievous yet profound´´ Economist ´´Thoroughly entertaining´´ Spectator ´´A romp´´ Politico Brussels. A hive of tragic heroes, manipulative losers, involuntary accomplices. No wonder the European Commission is keen to improve its image. The fiftieth anniversary of the European Commission approaches, and the Directorate-General for Culture is tasked with organising an appropriate celebration. When Fenia Xenopoulou´s assistant comes up with a plan to put Auschwitz at the very centre of the jubilee, she is delighted. But she has neglected to take the other E.U. institutions into account. Meanwhile the city is on the lookout for a runaway pig. And what about the farmers who take to the streets to protest against restrictions blocking the export of pigs to China? See what the critics are saying about The Capital: ´´Omniscient´´ New York Times ´´An exceptional work´´ Kirkus Reviews ´´Deliciously witty´´ Metro ´´Elegant... brilliantly constructed´´ Die Zeit ´´Robert Menasse is pioneering the genre of Eurolit´´ Financial Times WINNER OF THE GERMAN BOOK PRIZE 2017
The residents of Pepys Road, London - a banker and his shopaholic wife, an elderly woman dying of a brain tumour, the Pakistani family who run the local shop, the young football star from Senegal and his minder - all receive anonymous postcards with a simple message: We Want What You Have . Who is behind it? What do they want? As the mystery of the postcards deepens, the world around Pepys Road is turned upside down by the financial crash and all of its residents´ lives change beyond recognition over the course of the next year. From the bestselling author of Whoops! and How to Speak Money comes a post-financial crisis, state-of-the-nation novel told with compassion, humour and unflinching truth.
Workers and Capital is universally recognised as the most important work produced by operaismo, a current of political thought emerging in the 1960s that revolutionised the institutional and extra-parliamentary Left in Italy and beyond. In the decade after its first publication in 1966, the debates over Workers and Capital produced new methods of analysis and a new vocabulary for thousands of militants, helping to inform the new forms of workplace, youth and community struggles. Concepts like ´neocapitalism´, ´class composition´, ´mass-worker´, ´the plan of capital´, ´workers´ inquiry´ and ´co-research´ became an established part of the Italian Left´s political lexicon. Over five decades since it was first published, Workers and Capital is a key text in the history of the international workers´ movement, yet only now appears in English translation for the first time. Far from simply an artefact of the intense political conflicts of the 1960s, Tronti´s work offers extraordinary tools for understanding the powerful shifts in the nature of work and class composition in recent decades.
Essential reading for understanding the international economy-now thoroughly updated Lucid, accessible, and provocative, and now thoroughly updated to cover recent events that have shaken the global economy, Globalizing Capital is an indispensable account of the past 150 years of international monetary and financial history-from the classical gold standard to today´s post-Bretton Woods ´´nonsystem.´´ Bringing the story up to the present, this third edition covers the global financial crisis, the Greek bailout, the Euro crisis, the rise of China as a global monetary power, the renewed controversy over the international role of the U.S. dollar, and the currency war. Concise and nontechnical, and with a proven appeal to general readers, students, and specialists alike, Globalizing Capital is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand where the international economy has been-and where it may be going.