• Title : The Devils Cloth

  • Author:

  • Ranting:

  • ISBN: 0743453263

  • Format Type: Paperback

  • Number of Pages: 144 pages


The Devils Cloth Description

To stripe a surface serves to distinguish it, to point it out, to oppose it or associate it with another surface, and thus to classify it, to keep an eye on it, to verify it, even to censor it. Throughout the ages, the stripe has made its mark in mysterious ways From prisoners uniforms to tailored suits, a street sign to a set of sheets, Pablo Picasso to Saint Joseph, stripes have always made a bold statement But the boundary that separates the good stripe from the bad is often blurred Why, for instance, were stripes associated with the devil during the Middle Ages How did stripes come to symbolize freedom and unity after the American and French revolutions When did the stripe become a standard in men s fashion In the stripe, writes author Michel Pastoureau, there is something that resists enclosure within systems So before putting on that necktie or waving your country s flag, look to The Devil s Cloth for a colorful history of the stripe in all its variety, controversy, and connotation..



The Devils Cloth Reviews

thumbnail Title: The Devils Cloth
Author:Michel Pastoureau
ISBN :0743453263
ranting: 4.5
Reviewer: 4135 Reviews
Description: To stripe a surface serves to distinguish it, to point it out, to oppose it or associate it with another surface, and thus to classify it, to keep an eye on it, to verify it, even to censor it.

6707 Users Online Now