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- Souvenir Press 2009; US$ 9.99
Humorous and informative, this guide chronicles the history of undergarments, from Queen Victoria and the Quaker reformer Amelia Bloomer to the g-string. Part social history and accompanied by a large helping of humor, irreverence, and evocative illustrations, this intimate look at underwear shows how the developments in knickers reflect the blooming... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.99
The take-it-with-you collecting resource... Warman?s ® Shoes Field Guide This handy pocket-size resource features more than 400 pairs of collectible, celebrity and contemporary shoes, everything from Dorothy?s Ruby Slippers to Manolo Blahnik. Caroline Ashleigh helps collectors jump feet first into contemporary and vintage flats, mules,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 71.50
On any given day nearly half the worlds population is wearing blue jeans. This is entirely extraordinary. Yet there has never been a serious attempt to understand the causes, nature and consequences of denim as the global garment of our world. This book takes up that challenge with gusto. It gives clear, if surprising, explanations... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 5.99
The history of underwear is filled with a pageant of garments that are unhygienic, erotic, uncomfortable, mind-bogglingly impractical and frequently just plain funny. Among them are heavy-duty corsets, liberty bodices, voluminous knickers and knitted bathing costumes which sagged alarmingly when wet. The wonderful photographs and illustrations in this... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95
Worin liegt der Nutzen der Dessous, die heutzutage sowohl in den Magazinen als auch auf großen Litfass-Säulen oder Plakatwände beherrschenden Postern zu finden sind und die Körper formgerechter Models umhüllen? Viele Frauen kaufen Dessous, um ihrem Partner ? oder sich selbst ? eine Freude zu machen. Und dennoch scheinen seit vielen Jahrhunderten die... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.00
This book sets out the essential activities and inter-relationships involving the client organization and multi-disciplinary design team as they progress through each phase of the job. It guides the client through the preliminary steps needed to start up work; seeking out and appraising a site, studying the feasibility of all ideas and proposals,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99
How does a piece of clothing end up in your wardrobe? Where does it come from, and where does it go? This is not just a story about manufacturing. This is a story about people, their livelihoods and their life expectations. This is the story of globalisation. Made on Earth follows the incredible journey of a red fleece manufactured in Bangladesh. From... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
From corsets to codpieces, stockings to stilettos and piercing to push-up bras, fashion and sex have always enjoyed a very close relationship. This new edition of David Kunzie's rich and revealing history of corsetry and body sculpture shows how this neglected phenomenon is closely bound up with sexual self-expression. Drawing on sources as diverse... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50
In Sheer Presence, Marni Reva Kessler demonstrates how the ubiquitous veil and its visual representations knot together many of the precepts of Parisian life. Positioning the veil directly at the intersection of feminist, formalist, and social art history, Kessler offers a fresh perspective on period discourses of public health, seduction and sexuality,... more...
- Clerisy Press 2009; US$ 14.95
As the country grows increasingly diverse and complicated, Americans seek, and occasionally find, a common thread to unite them. And, as Jim Lilliefors reveals in his new book, that common thread is what the baseball cap is made of indeed, what has transformed it into America’s National Hat. As fads go, it’s no longer even a fad,... more...