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  • The 1940sby Patricia Baker

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    Traces the mobilization of clothing trends as they marched across the war-ravaged world. This volume offers a reflection on the role fashion has played throughout the period of 1940s. It serves as a useful reference for those students or general readers who are interested in how history and culture has affected fashion through the years. more...

  • The 1950sby Patricia Baker

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 42.00

    Clothing has been a consistent recorder of history through the years, documenting the heights of fashion as it threaded its way through post-war society. This work traces this intricate history, from nylon stockings and stiletto heels to full skirts and slim-fitting bodices to Baby Doll nightwear and textured leisure suits. more...

  • Wasted Livesby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    The production of 'human waste' - or more precisely, wasted lives, the 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and other outcasts - is an inevitable outcome of modernization. It is an unavoidable side-effect of economic progress and the quest for order which is characteristic of modernity. As long as large parts of the world remained wholly... more...

  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Presentby Josť Blanco; Valerie Hewitt; Ann T. Kellogg; Scott Leff; Lynn Payne; Amy T. Peterson; Heather Vaughan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 200.00

    Find out what we wore and why we wore it in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing in American History-Twentieth Century to the Present. This fascinating reference set provides two levels of information: descriptions of styles of clothes that Americans have worn and, as important, why they wore those types of clothes. With volume one covering 1900-1949... more...

  • The 1980sby Vicky Carnegy; Kathy Elgin

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    From the designer suits of yuppie men and women to ripped jeans to the mini-crinoline craze to the eloquent fashion sense of Princess Diana, the 1980s encapsulates a time when it became fashionable to make money and dress well. This work explores the enthralling history of fashion as it recreated itself through the popular trends of the eighties. more...

  • The 1960sby Yvonne Connikie; Kathy Elgin

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    Delves into the free-spirited clothing trends of 1960s, exploring history from a social and cultural angle. 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...

  • 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...

  • Guests of the Sheikby Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...