Dandyism

  • (noun): The manner and dress of a fop or dandy.

Some articles on dandyism:

Quaintrelle - Dandyism in France
... The beginnings of dandyism in France were bound up with the politics of the French revolution the initial stage of dandyism, the gilded youth, was a political statement of dressing in an ... Baudelaire was deeply interested in dandyism, and memorably wrote that a dandy aspirant must have "no profession other than elegance.. ... Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly wrote The Anatomy of Dandyism, an essay devoted, in great measure, to examining the career of Beau Brummell ...
Later Dandyism
... In Italy, Gabriele d'Annunzio and Carlo Bugatti exemplified the artistic bohemian dandyism of the fin de siecle ... of Art, or wear a work of Art." In Japan, dandyism became a fashion subculture during the late 1990s ...
Dandy
... Prevost, the modern practice of dandyism first appeared in the revolutionary 1790s, both in London and in Paris ... George Meredith, himself no dandy, once defined "cynicism" as "intellectual dandyism" nevertheless, the Scarlet Pimpernel is one of the great dandies of literature ... in the later, "metaphysical" phase of dandyism defined the dandy as one who elevates æsthetics to a living religion, that the dandy's mere existence reproaches the ...
1795–1820 In Fashion - Men's Fashion - The Rise of The Dandy
... Other admirers of dandyism have taken the view that it is a sociological phenomenon, the result of a society in a state of transition or revolt ... at the end of the nineteenth century, explained "Some have imagined that dandyism is primarily a specialisation in the art of dressing oneself with daring and elegance ... and boredom." In Regency London dandyism was a revolt against a different kind of tradition, an expression of distaste for the extravagance and ostentation of the previous generation, and of sympathy with ...
Quaintrelle - Later Dandyism
... Bugatti exemplified the artistic bohemian dandyism of the fin de siecle ... Wilde wrote that, "One should either be a work of Art, or wear a work of Art." In Japan, dandyism became a fashion subculture during the late 1990s ...

Famous quotes containing the word dandyism:

    Dandyism is the last flicker of heroism in decadent ages.... Dandyism is a setting sun; like the declining star, it is magnificent, without heat and full of melancholy. But alas! the rising tide of democracy, which spreads everywhere and reduces everything to the same level, is daily carrying away these last champions of human pride, and submerging, in the waters of oblivion, the last traces of these remarkable myrmidons.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    Cynicism is intellectual dandyism without the coxcomb’s feathers.
    George Meredith (1828–1909)

    A certain kind of rich man afflicted with the symptoms of moral dandyism sooner or later comes to the conclusion that it isn’t enough merely to make money. He feels obliged to hold views, to espouse causes and elect Presidents, to explain to a trembling world how and why the world went wrong. The spectacle is nearly always comic.
    Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935)