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  • Clothing through American Historyby Ann Buermann Wass; Michelle Webb Fandrich

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 85.00

    Authors Ann Buermann Wass and Michelle Webb Fandrich provide information on fabrics, materials, and manufacturing; a discussion of levels of society, daily life, and dress; and the types of clothes worn by men, women, and children, including American Indians and enslaved people. ||The authors have painstakingly researched such primary sources as diaries,... more...

  • Habitus barbarusby Philipp Rummel

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 224.00

    Clothing and outward appearance as a means of expressing individual and collective identity were of great importance in Late Antiquity. This publication is the first interdisciplinary overview of source material and provides a critical view of opposing statements on the value of written sources, images, and archaeological finds on habitus barbarus... more...

  • British Chimney Sweepsby Benita Cullingford

    New Amsterdam Books 2001; US$ 15.99

    The art and science of chimney sweeping, from the development of chimneys in the twelfth century to the patenting of mechanical devices in the late nineteenth century. Included are the personalities who dominated the trade (which surprisingly included several women sweeps); illustrations of the tools of the trade; sweeping techniques; the impact of... more...

  • Medieval Garments Reconstructedby Lilli Fransen; Anna Nørgård; Else Østergård

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 22.00

    Short introduction to the amazing finds of garments from the Norse settlement of Herjolfnes in Greenland by Else Østergård. Chapters on technique: production of the tread, dyeing, weaving techniques, cutting and sewing by Anna Nørgaard. Measurements and drawing of garments, hoods, and stockings with sewing instructions by Lilli Frandsen. A practical... more...

  • A Tribe Apartby Patricia Hersch

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their stories, observing their... more...

  • Bad Boys and Tough Tattoosby John Phd Dececco; Michael Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos tells the story of an erudite professor of English who abandoned his job to become a tattoo artist (and incidentally a researcher for Alfred Kinsey). In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, he spent 18 years working in a squalid arcade on Chicago's tough State Street. The gritty, film-noir details... more...

  • Fantasy Fashion Art Studioby Meredith Dillman

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 24.99

    Live out all your fashion fantasies! Flower fairies, water spirits, enchanted forests, Victorian ladies and more! Immerse yourself in timeless stories inspired by nature, myths, legends and literature! With Fantasy Fashion Art Studio , you'll learn the basics for sketching and watercolor painting; you'll also learn to draw and paint beautiful,... more...

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 8by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 60.00

    Pan-European research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines. more...

  • Dress and the Roman Womanby Kelly Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    This lively and engaging book is an in-depth study of women?s appearance in Roman antiquity which collects ancient evidence about female clothing and adornment, and also reveals how the adorned woman was viewed in Roman society. 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...