Sunday, April 4, 2021

anti-glam (Rousseau 'n' roll)

Robert Herrick: 

 Clothes Do But Cheat and Cozen Us

Away with silks, away with lawn,
I’ll have no scenes, or curtains drawn:
Give me my mistress, as she is,
Dressed in her nak’d simplicities:
For as my heart, e’er so mine eye
Is won with flesh, not drapery.

McLaren / Westwood, via 17th Century writer Thomas Fuller 

"craft" here I guess as in "crafty" - guile, dissimulation

McLaren then fed this Rousseau-ish notion into Bow Wow Wow 

He was only in it for the Manet

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