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  • The 1920sby Jacqueline Herald

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    As the fabric of society changed, fashion took on a life of its own - exploding with new colors and trends - alongside the innovative rhythms and styles of jazz music. This work describes the clothes of the flappers of Jazz Age. It revisits an important part of social and cultural history. more...

  • The 1990sby Anne McEvoy

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    From silk walking shorts to bike leathers to layered minidresses to stretch-velvet jump suits, the 1990s represented a period of fun, innovative clothing styles that could be sold at affordable prices for the average person. This volume recounts the history of fashion as it threaded its way through this exciting era. more...

  • The Lore of the Playgroundby Steve Roud

    Random House 2010; US$ 28.19

    From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo', The Lore of the Playground looks at the games children have enjoyed, the rhymes they have chanted and the rituals and traditions they have observed over the past hundred years and more. Each generation, it emerges, has had... more...

  • Clothing through American History: The Federal Era through Antebellum, 1786–1860by Ann Wass; Michelle Fandrich

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 94.00

    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... more...

  • Habitus barbarusby Philipp Rummel

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00

    Der spätantike habitus barbarus ist kein Phänomen, das nur mit dem Eindringen völkerwanderungszeitlicher Stämme mitsamt ihrer jeweils charakteristischen Kleidung in das römische Reich zu erklären wäre. Die detaillierte Analyse von Schriftquellen, Bildern und Bodenfunden zeigt, daß „unrömisches“ Äußeres in der Spätantike vielmehr zu einem... more...

  • Das Thema Kleidung in den Etymologien Isidors von Sevilla und im Summarium Heinrici 1by Mechthild Müller; Malte-Ludolf Babin; Jörg Riecke; Johanna Banck-Burgess; Hans Bauer; Tobias Espinosa; Margarita Gleba; Anne Reichert

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 280.00

    Isidor von Sevilla sammelte in seinen Etymologien um 600 vorhandenes Wissen aus historischen und zeitgenössischen Quellen. Rund 300 Wörter aus dem Arbeitsbereich Textil werden mit Kurzkommentaren erläutert. Ca. 1050 findet sich dieses Wissen überarbeitet im Summarium Heinrici 1. Am Beispiel des Komplexes "Kleidung" liefert der Band neben den Quellen... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Explore the dark subculture of 1950s tattoos! In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, an erudite professor of English--a friend of Gertrude Stein, Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Thornton Wilder--abandoned his job to become a tattoo artist (and incidentally a researcher for Alfred Kinsey). Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos tells... more...

  • Fantasy Fashion Art Studioby Meredith Dillman

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 22.49

    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...