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Costume. Dress. Fashion

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  • Arab dressby Y.K. Stillman; N.A. Stillman

    BRILL 2003; US$ 181.00

    A scholar of history, Near Eastern languages, and women's studies (U. of Oklahoma), Yedida (1946-98) was considered an expert on the history of clothing of the Arab world, both Muslim and Jewish, from medieval to modern times. This book was over three-quarters finished when she died, and her partner and collaborator Norman (history, U. of Oklahoma) more...

  • Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian & Persian Costumeby Mary G. Houston

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, depict apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, manual workers, and military, as well as by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Flat patterns show cut of the garments. more...

  • Batik: Traditional Textiles of Indonesiaby Rudolf Smend; Donald Harper

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99

    Batik occupies a special place in Indonesian culture. Each fabric has a rich story to tellas a reflection of the nation's religious beliefs, sophisticated court cultures and cosmopolitan history. The extraordinary textiles in this book are from the collections of Rudolf Smend and Donald Harper. Most date from the period 1880 to 1930 when the art... more...

  • Sheer Presenceby Marni Reva Kessler

    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...

  • Customizing the Bodyby Clinton Sanders; D Angus Vail

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Originally published in 1989, this ground-breaking ethnographic exploration of tattooing?and the art world surrounding it?covers the history, anthropology and sociology of body modification practices; the occupational experience of the tattooist; the process and social consequences of becoming a tattooed person; and the prospects of "serious" tattooing... more...

  • Dress Behind Barsby Juliet Ash

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    From nineteenth-century broad arrows and black and white stripes to twenty first-century orange jumpsuits, prison clothing has both mirrored and bolstered the power of penal institutions over prisoners? lives. Vividly illustrated and based on original research, including throughout the voices of the incarcerated, this book is a pioneering history... more...

  • The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Hereby Boatema Boateng

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    In Ghana, adinkra and kente textiles derive their significance from their association with both Asante and Ghanaian cultural nationalism. Adinkra, made by stenciling patterns with black dye, and kente, a type of strip weaving, each convey, through color, style, and adornment, the bearer's identity, social status, and even emotional state. Yet both... more...

  • Fashion - Philosophy for Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Jessica Wolfendale; Jeanette Kennett; Jennifer Baumgardner

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95 US$ 19.02

    If you just can't decide what to wear, this enlightening guide will lead you through the diverse and sometimes contradictory aspects of fashion in a series of lively, entertaining and thoughtful essays from prominent philosophers and writers. A unique and enlightening insight into the underlying philosophy behind the power of fashion Contributions... more...

  • The Story of Lingerieby Muriel Barbier

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    What is the social merit or purpose of all those bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, ever since Antiquity, women have always kept lingerie hidden away under outer garments. Thus, lingerie must be more than erotic bait. Authors Muriel... more...

  • Veiling in Africaby Elisha P. Renne

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The tradition of the veil, which refers to various cloth coverings of the head, face, and body, has been little studied in Africa, where Islam has been present for more than a thousand years. These lively essays raise questions about what is distinctive about veiling in Africa, what religious histories or practices are reflected in particular uses... more...