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Costume. Dress. Fashion

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  • Chinese Dressby Valery Garrett

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 65.00

    Against a background of historical, cultural and social change comes Chinese Dress , a comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book examining the extraordinary range of Chinese dress. Skillfully weaving together everything from court and formal costumes through to the working attire of the lower classes and the latest fashions of New China, Chinese... more...

  • Unveiling Fashionby Frédéric Godart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 44.00

    Proposing a comprehensive account of the global fashion industry this book aims to present fashion as a social and cultural fact. Drawing on six principles from the industry, Godart guides the reader through the economic, social and political arena of the world's most glamorous industry. more...

  • Fashion, Work, and Politics in Modern Franceby Steven Zdatny

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    This history of coiffure in modern France illuminates a host of important twentieth-century issues: the course of fashion, the travails of small business in a modern economy, the complexities of labour reform, the failure of the Popular Front, the temptations of Pétainism, all accompanied by a parade of waves, chignons, and curls. more...

  • Greek and Roman Dress from A to Zby Liza Cleland; Glenys Davies; Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    How did the ancient Greeks make blusher from seaweed? Just how does one wear a toga? This work presents an alphabetized compendium of styles and accessories that form the classical image. The entries cover individual aspects of dress alongside surveys of topics and socio-cultural analysis, drawn from ancient art, literature and archaeology. more...

  • Londonby Alistair O'Neill

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 24.95

    A fascinating look at style and urbanism, London - after a Fashion offers an intriguing reconsideration of the role of fashion in city life and fills in long overlooked gaps in the history of London and modern design. more...

  • Fashion in Costume 1200-2000, Revisedby Joan Nunn

    New Amsterdam Books 2000; US$ 21.99

    Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries not only gives the reader a vivid visual impression of the clothes themselves, but also outlines the historical and social background and the changes in manufacturing techniques that have influenced or dictated what people wore. more...