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Synonyms for dandyism

the manner and dress of a fop or dandy

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Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity.
Dandyism properly understood--Amann clearly does understand it (though many do not and use the term very loosely)--did not exist in the 1790s and played no part in that age of revolution.
(10) See Peng Hsiao-yen, Dandyism and Transcultural Modernity: The Dandy, the Flaneur, and the Translator in 1930s Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris (New York: Routledge, 2010), xi.
Miller shows in <i>Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity</i> that such performances of dandyism were "a highly readable performative text that is subject to interpretation and translation and more often than not functions as a challenge" (16).
This type of attitude could be found even in Baudelaire's considerations about dandyism as a form of modern 'asceticism'--involving the transfiguration of daily existence into a 'work of art and the invention of the self, instead of trying to uncover an alleged 'inner truth' of our being (35)--as well as in Nietzsche's reflections about the "grand style".
He was, however, guiltless of any such dandyism; and as the young philanthropist stood pulling on his gloves with some particularity, a heavy snowball was suddenly smashed into his face.
Jean-Luc Godard, tempted by dandyism, paradox, and the spirit of independence, must have been sensitive to the libertinism endorsed in Le Grand d'Espagne (3), which also includes an essay about cinema.
Dandyism might seem a frivolous pursuit, but Gilbert & George added a unique twist that made it into something altogether stranger and more challenging.
Chapter 3 ("Theory and suspended animation and its metamorphoses") sketches the historical metamorphoses of the "epistemic suspended animation" of savants with four main steps: Cicero (rehashing the Pythagorean ontological aristocracy and palingenesis), Giordano Bruno (with only an apparently revolutionary interpretation of Ovid?), Fichte (with his groundbreaking emphasis on the "unconscious" (2)), and Valery (incorporating Platonism with dandyism).
[Tennyson's] 'lettings out of the bag' of his dates and alterations, are a little too characteristic of a certain mixture of timidity and misgiving with his otherwise somewhat defying demands upon our assent to his figments and his hyphens, and that we have greater objections to a certain air of literary dandyism, or fine-gentlemanism, or fastidiousness, or whatever he may not be pleased to call it, which leads him to usher in his compositions with such exordiums as those to 'Morte d'Arthur', and 'Godiva'; in the former of which he gives us to understand that he should have burnt his poem but for the 'request of friends.'...
Mann was particularly fascinated by Wilde's dandyism: the idea that the artist/aesthete is not suited for ordinary life because the artistic temperament involves such a high degree of alienating self-awareness and narcissism extends throughout Mann's oeuvre and is particularly important with regard to the portrayal of Aschenbach (Bridgwater 238).
This dichotomy between public and private lives, a trait associated with dandyism, was one of few commonalities between the collaborators.
While Puri resists drawing conclusions about Ravel's sexuality, he notes that an investigation of dandyism in his music "promises to shed light upon sublimity as both a guiding poetic principle and a means of interrelating the artist and his art" (86).
Dandyism is the last glimmer of the heroic in times of decadence.