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  • L?Art de la chaussureby Marie-Josèphe Bossan

    Parkstone International 2015; 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 l?utilisaient pour les cérémonies et autres occasions exceptionnelles. L?industrie a accompli son devoir... 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...

  • Fashion and Psychoanalysisby Alison Bancroft

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    There is an increasing trend within both the study of visual culture and fashion itself to restore fashion to an aesthetic role - one that moves beyond its commercial success as a global industry and places fashion within a nexus of art, the body, and femininity. This emphasis aims to separate fashion from mere clothing, and illustrate its cultural... 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$ 217.17

    This work provides the primary source as well as German translations, critical commentary, and overview discussions on the topic of clothing. more...

  • The Fashioned Selfby Joanne Finkelstein

    Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95 US$ 51.96

    This book examines the nature of the self and self-identity in the modern age, and the way in which they have been moulded through the alteration of bodily appearance, exemplified fashions, facelifts and diets. The idea that an individual's character is revealed through physical appearance is, Finkelstein argues, deeply embedded in Western culture.... more...

  • What Do We Do with a Difference?by Facing History and Ourselves; John Bowen

    Facing History and Ourselves 2013; US$ 13.95

    The debate in France over the wearing of veils by Islamic girls in schools has served for nearly two decades as a nexus for emotional controversy and debate. Religion and secularism in public schools. Immigration and assimilation. Gender and ethnicity. Participation in democracy and public debate. Rapid social change and cherished cultural... more...

  • Fashion Cultures Revisitedby Stella Bruzzi; Pamela Church Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures , this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day. The book is divided into six parts, each discussing different aspects of fashion culture: Shopping,... more...

  • It's Not About the Clothesby Luke Reichle

    Luke Reichle 2014; US$ 4.99

    From the style guru behind the fashion on the ABC hit series Castle: What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror? As a species, we have an image problem: When we look in the mirror, we don’t see what’s there. It doesn’t seem to matter if you’re the hottest thing on the red carpet or a hairdresser from Red Hook, the minute... more...

  • Fashion Theoryby Malcolm Barnard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Fashion is both big business and big news. From models? eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and explain the nature, production and consumption of fashion... more...