The Triumph of the Whim: Dandyism
and the Aesthetic Process.
Martha Rosler Dandyism
is something that has always captured my interest--1 agree it is aesthetically driven; all of Pop deriving from Warhol is dandyish, which at the time left me provoked and intrigued but unfulfilled, because dandyism
shies away from engagement.
In Paris-Presse, Louis Pauwels deplores their dandyism
, and his article brings about a survey on the same subject in Arts issue #554 (8-14 February 1956).
Both the negative and positive meanings of decadence, as well as of dandyism
and aestheticism, are key to "understanding of Aschenbach's departure from his bourgeois existence" (Mundt 89).
It spans both the range of ordinary working clothes, from the overalls of sappers to the T-shirts of naval gunnies, and the high-end, almost foppish finery of the dress uniform, an ensemble that, in its way, is the intrusion of dandyism
into the serious male business of killing people.
There is a magnificent picture of Wilde in James Sherwood's beautifully turned-out book, itself the epitome of dandyism
in the publishing trade.
Hip-hop gave me a certain view of masculinity," he said, "which I think has made it difficult for me to be into the kind of dandyism
that some of my peers are into.
For all its dandyism
, the public-school ethos--to "play up"--was no less forgiving.
Garelick, Rising Star: Dandyism
, Gender, and Performance in the Fin de Siecle (Princeton, N.
What better juxtaposition than the flowery-shirted, Gucci-loafered dandyism
of Sir Henry Cecil standing cheek by jowl with the baggy trousers and braces of Sir Mick Easterby, or the lofty and imposing John Gosden leaving his Newmarket eyrie to rub shoulders with the stumpy and pugnacious David Nicholls (actually, Gosden and Nicholls could only rub shoulders if Gosden were to kneel down, but you know what I mean).
I find dandyism
a very interesting concept and a lot more straightforward than is made out.
Etymologically, the word encapsulates her philosophical tendencies and her own dandyism
, recalling that the Real Academia Espanola defines "peripatetica" as "ridiculo o extravagante en sus dictamenes o maximas" (def.
EUR[pounds sterling]Well, IEUROm into dandyism
in all its forms, but not in a foppish or pretentious way," he said.
his] grotesque dandyism
and anarchic behavior is not so much to point out the injustice and incapacity of a society that has failed to assimilate him as it is to demonstrate his personal will to remain different.
In Austen's narratives, the Burkean propaganda of domestic values is most effectively channeled through the "culture war" between the middle class aristocracy and the rebellious metropolitan dandyism
, where the former as the novel's protagonists incessantly satirize and patronize the latter as its antagonists.