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- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 29.00
What is the kimono? Everyday garment? Art object? Symbol of Japan? As this book shows, the kimono has served all of these roles, its meaning changing across time and with the perspective of the wearer or viewer. Kimono: A Modern History begins by exposing the seventeenth- and... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 115.00
A detailed study of changing patterns of consumption, showing how these related to wider political, social and economic developments. more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 25.93
Von einfachen Gewändern bis hin zum kompletten Hausstand - dieser Band zeigt, wie man eine längst vergangene Zeit wieder zum Leben erwecken kann. Ausgehend von archäologischen Funden erfährt der Leser, wie unsere Vorfahren Utensilien angefertigt und genutzt haben. Die vollständigen Beschreibungen zum Nacharbeiten der Originale, die Spielanleitungen... more...
- Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 11.65
The first edition of this book established itself as required reading for all those interested in the development of the fashion business. There are other books on contemporary dress, but this account gives particular weight to the commercial organization of the industry; from designer and textile manufacturer right through to the consumer. This completely... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 20.40
Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and identity through our interactions with material culture in general. Things become meaningful through... more...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 17.56
Intimate apparel, a term in use by 1921, has played a crucial role in the development of the "naughty but nice" feminine ideal that emerged in the twentieth century. Jill Fields's engaging, imaginative, and sophisticated history of twentieth-century lingerie tours the world of women's intimate apparel and arrives at nothing less than a sweeping view... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95
The unique and stunning masks used in Balinese rituals are explored in great detail in Balinese Masks . Masked performances are an ancient and integral part of Balinese rituals and are much more than mere spectacles for audiences. The masks serve both as visual aids in the portrayal of Bali's courtly legends and as harnessers of invisible forces.... more...