Cool Shades: The History and Meaning of Sunglasses by Vanessa Brown

By Vanessa Brown

Cool Shades offers the 1st in-depth exploration of the long-lasting allure of sun shades in visible tradition, either traditionally and this present day.

Ubiquitous in style, advertisements, movie and image layout, sun shades are the last word signifier of 'cool' in mass tradition; a strong characteristic pervading a lot model and pa cultural imagery which has got little scholarly awareness till now.

Accessible and hugely enticing, this booklet bargains an unique heritage of ways sun shades grew to become a manner accent within the early 20th century, and addresses the advanced number of meanings they've got the facility to articulate, via institutions with imaginative and prescient, gentle, glamour, darkness, type, velocity and know-how within the context of modernity.

Cool Shades may be of significant curiosity to scholars of favor, layout, visible and fabric tradition, cultural experiences and sociology, in addition to basic readers fascinated with this iconic model staple.

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