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Costume. Dress. Fashion

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  • 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...

  • Bodywork - Dress as Cultural Toolby Janet Andrewes

    BRILL 2004; US$ 85.00

    This book describes how style of dress influences the body?s demeanour and habit. In describing dress practices in three West African communities - Muslim, Animist and Christian ? it considers the role played by dress in the enculturation of the body. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...