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- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
Why do cash machines in Japan stop dispensing cash at 7 P.M.? Are geisha high-class prostitutes? Why are some Japanese gangsters missing their pinkies? What's up with those ¥10,000 melons for sale in supermarkets all over Japan? Authors Michiko and James Vardaman identify nearly three hundred aspects of Japanese culture, custom, and daily... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 50.00
This year's volume focuses largely on the British Isles, with papers on dress terms in the Middle English Pearl ; a study of a thirteenth-century royal bride's trousseau, based on unpublished documents concerning King Henry III's Wardrobe; an investigation into the "open surcoat" referenced in the multilingual texts of late medieval... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2007; US$ 90.00
Twelfth- and thirteenth-century medieval French texts reveal the presence of a developed fashion system long before the previously accepted birth of Western fashion in the mid-fourteenth century. A fashion system must have been present prior to this ' more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 59.95
In a word, this book is a story. Nonetheless, it is a true story, even though it is not a textbook. It was told by one who drank it from his own roots and knew it as he knew himself. It has been written by one who prefers to paint pictures, warmly, rather than to ferret out facts, coldly, and who believes that a picture painted in broad strokes of... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
In 1666, King Charles II felt it necessary to reform Englishmen's dress by introducing a fashion that developed into the three-piece suit. We learn what inspired this royal revolution in masculine attire--and the reasons for its remarkable longevity--in David Kuchta's engaging and handsomely illustrated account. Between 1550 and 1850, Kuchta says,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2002; US$ 109.95
Transnational movements of people, cultural objects, images and identities have played a vital role in creating an informal global network for African fashion - from clothing designers and tailors to dyers and jewellery makers. This book traces the c hanging meanings, aesthetics and histories of the thriving informal African fashion network through... more...
- Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55
Everywhere in the world there is a close connection between the clothes we wear and our political expression. To date, few scholars have explored what clothing means in 20th-century Africa and the diaspora. In Fashioning Africa, an international group of anthropologists, historians, and art historians... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00
Focusing on the Elizabethan era in England, a period from about 1550 to 1603, this title shows various examples of the fascinating clothing worn by everyone from the noblemen and middle classes to the countryfolk and military men. England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I is well-known to students as the time of Shakespeare's plays and other... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00
During the bloodiest conflict the United States has ever known, the clothing of men, women, and children changed little as the country was consumed by war. Complete with ample sidebars, "The Civil War" gives readers the necessary background about this tumultuous time in American history so they can understand how clothing, from hooped skirts... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00
From silk walking shorts to bike leathers to layered minidresses to stretch-velvet jump suits, the 1990s represented a period of fun, innovative clothing styles that could be sold at affordable prices for the average person. This volume recounts the history of fashion as it threaded its way through this exciting era. more...