Love fashion pictures

  • Browse by topic
    Search our book database by subject, country, epoch, year of publication or key word.
  • Book show of the week
    Haven't you had time to read the newspaper or drop by us in the last few days? Doesn't matter, because here you can view our review notes from the last six days of publication sorted by newspaper or topic.
  • Literature supplements
    All of our notes on the book reviews in the literature supplements from FAZ, FR, NZZ, SZ, taz and Zeit.


Fashion was already "user-generated" long before the term even came up: What is currently "in fashion" is determined by people who buy and wear products of their own free will. Popular aesthetics that shape the sense of time are the result of diverse social negotiation processes. The cultural scientist Diana Weis examines the role that fashion plays as the basis for individual self-styling in social networks and asks whether the new fashion images also generate new people.

Review note on Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 5th, 2020

Reviewer Andrea Gnam has some complaints about this slim book by Diana Weis on digital fashion images. Even the only thesis put forward in the book - contemporary fashion lacks "innovation" - appears to the critic to be quite thin. When Weis then examines strategies of fashion labels and influencers in the further course, with all kinds of "theory particles" but including all explanations in the comments, the critic not only misses "historical classification", but also "conceptual clarity". To her displeasure, Gnam did not find any defects in the presentation of the history of photography and the lack of aspects such as sustainability or ideas for upcycling.
Read the review at