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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...

  • 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$ 224.59

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ganz mein Stilby Katharina Blansjaar; Cornelia Federer; Grafisches Centrum Cuno GmbH; Ursula Trümpy; Buch&Grafik; Der Schweizerische Beobachter; Andrea Klaiber; Anne Seeger

    Beobachter-Edition 2014; US$ 30.99

    Kleidung ist ein sozialer Code. Doch wer kennt ihn? Wie kann man ihn sich zunutze machen und weiterhin seine individuelle Freiheiten geniessen? Schon mit der Wahl der richtigen Kleidungsstücke, Schnitte und Materialien können Sie sich ganz leicht in ein anderes Licht rücken. Es gibt Stil jenseits von Luxusmode und Magermodels. Katharina Blansjaar versammelt... more...

  • Masqueradeby Deborah Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports... more...