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  • Designing Apparel for Consumersby M-E Faust; S Carrier

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 230.00

    Given its importance for consumer satisfaction and thus brand success, apparel fit is a major challenge for retailers and brands across the industry. Consequently there have been major developments in sizing research and how it can be used in apparel design. This book reviews how these developments are affecting clothing design for different groups... 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...

  • Victorian Secretsby Sarah A. Chrisman; Sue Lean

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    On Sarah A. Chrisman?s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. Although she had been in love with the Victorian era all her life, she had specifically asked her husband not to buy her a corset—ever. She?d... more...

  • Postmodernism and Filmby Catherine Constable

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    This volume focuses on postmodern film aesthetics, and contemporary challenges to the aesthetic paradigms dominating analyses of Hollywood cinema. It explores conceptions of the classical, modernist, postclassical/new Hollywood, and their construction as linear history of style in which postmodernism forms a debatable final act. This history is challenged... more...

  • The Fashioned Bodyby Joanne Entwistle

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95

    The Fashioned Body provides a wide-ranging and original overview of fashion and dress from an historical and sociological perspective. Where once fashion was seen as marginal, it has now entered into core economic discourse focused around ideas about ‘cultural’ and ‘creative’ work as a major driver of developed economies.... more...

  • A Day in a Working Lifeby Gary Westfahl

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 310.00

    This unique book provides detailed studies of more than 300 occupations as they were practiced in 21 historical time periods, ranging from prehistory to the present day. Each profession is examined in a compelling essay that is specifically written to inform readers about career choices in different times and cultures, and is accompanied by a bibliography... more...

  • So You Want to Be a Celebrity?by Steve Allen

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.99

    They say everyone today wants to be a celebrity. Certainly, we?re all happy to watch them. From reality television and talent shows to tabloid splashes and gossip magazines, the road to modern fame is littered with the hopeful, the misguided, and, occasionally, the downright cynical. It?s often a tale of rags to riches and then back to rags again.... more...

  • Feet and Footwear: A Cultural Encyclopediaby Margo DeMello

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 87.00

    Take a walk in someone else's shoes in this fascinating examination of shoes and feet around the world! This one-of-a-kind A-Z reference work contains over 150 fascinating entries and intriguing sidebars that look at feet and adornment of feet across the many cultures of the world throughout time. A wide range of international and multicultural topics... more...

  • The Lure of Perfectionby Judith Bennahum

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95

    THE LURE OF PERFECTION: FASHION AND BALLET, 1780-1830 offers a unique look at how ballet influenced contemporary fashion and women's body image, and how street fashions in turn were reflected by the costumes worn by ballet dancers. Through years of research, the author has traced the interplay between fashion, social trends, and the development of... more...

  • Fashioning Africaby Jean Allman

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55

    Everywhere in the world there is a close connection between the clothes we wear and our political expression. To date, few scholars have explored what clothing means in 20th-century Africa and the diaspora. In Fashioning Africa, an international group of anthropologists, historians, and art historians... more...