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  • The Art of the Shoeby Marie-Josèphe Bossan

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Abandoning a French look on the subject, Mrs. Bossan, the author, develops her study with a dichotomous vision: that of time that touches the history of mankind and that of geography and sociology, which lead to an almost ethnographic analysis. The author dissects the shoe and all that surrounds it: from its history to painting and literature. After... more...

  • L?Art de la chaussureby Marie-Josèphe Bossan

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Qu?y-a-t-il de plus banal qu?une paire de chaussures ? Pourtant, aujourd?hui encore, la moitié de l?humanité n?en connaît pas l?usage. Dans un monde où la chaussure est devenue un objet de consommation, comment oublier que nos arrière-grands-parents ne l?utilisaient que pour les cérémonies et autres occasions exceptionnelles ? L?industrie a accompli... more...

  • The Story of Men's Underwearby Shaun Cole

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Men?s fashion, particularly the trends involving undergarments, was once reserved for the elite; today it has become democratised, clear proof of social progress.The aestheticism of the body so highly valued by the Greeks seems to have regained a prominent place in the masculine world. Mirroring the evolution of society?s values, the history of underwear... more...

  • L?Histoire des Sous-Vêtements Masculinsby Shaun Cole

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Si à une certaine époque la mode masculine, et celle des sous-vêtements en particulier, était réservée à une élite, elle tend aujourd?hui à se démocratiser, preuve manifeste de l?évolution de notre société. L?esthétisme du corps tant prisé par les Grecs semble retrouver une place prépondérante dans l?univers masculin. Miroir de l?évolution des moeurs,... more...

  • Luxury Fashion and Cultureby Arch G. Woodside; Eunju Ko

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 124.95

    Luxury Fashion and Culture provides new theory, recipes of methods, and findings on how culture helps humans manage and respond to luxury fashion enactments. It is unique in conjoining sociology, psychology, marketing, and economics to advance fashion marketing theory and research. more...

  • The Umbrella Unfurledby Nigel Rodgers

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    A delightful illustrated history of the umbrella?protector against rain and sun, weapon, and fashion accessory   Culturally ubiquitous and multi-functional, the umbrella comes in many colors, shapes, and sizes, and its significance in different forms and throughout time is explored here. Its use in the ancient cultures of Egypt is discussed, where... 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...

  • Middle Eastern careers in contextby Mutafa Ozbilgin; Geraldine Healy

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2003; US$ 199.00

    Mainstream work on careers tends to be situated within an individualistic paradigm and against a North American/Western European context (although frequently unacknowledged). This paper throws new conceptual and contextual insights on the career concept through its exploration of careers in the Middle East. It draws on articles included in two special... more...

  • It's True! Fashion Can Be Fatalby Susan Green

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 10.86

    The history of European fashion and fashion folly, this is the seventh book in the fantastic non-fiction series, It's True! more...

  • Fashionby Lars Svendsen; John Irons

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    Lars Svendsen draws upon the writings of thinkers from Adam Smith to Roland Barthes to analyze fashion as both a historical phenomenon and a philosophy of aesthetics. more...