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Costume. Dress. Fashion

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chinese Dressby Valery Garrett

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 64.99

    Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China. A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers... 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...

  • 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 Dressed Societyby Peter Corrigan

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 44.00

    This exhaustive book demonstrates how dress shapes and is shaped by social processes and phenomena such as beauty, time, the body, the gift exchange, class, gender, and religion. It does this through an analysis of topics like the Islamic clothing controversy in state schools, the multitude of identities associated with dress, the Dress Reform movement,... more...

  • The Fabric of Culturesby Eugenia Paulicelli; Hazel Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 41.95

    Fashion is both public and private, material and symbolic, always caught within the lived experience and providing an incredible tool to study culture and history. The Fabric of Cultures examines the impact of fashion as a manufacturing industry and as a culture industry that shapes the identities of nations and cities in a cross-cultural perspective,... more...