Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle
Publisher: Koenig Books
This book examines the vital role that costume played throughout the development of European and American cinema. Beginning with an analysis of early and silent films and moving through to underground queer cinema of the mid-20th jewellery and adornment were utilized as a key means of cinematic expression. Accompanied by film stills and archival images, the essays in the book explore the ways in which costume and fashion were used to express the central concerns of modernity. century, the book focuses on periods in which costume, and fashion were used to express the central concerns of modernity.