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  • Fashion and Psychoanalysisby Alison Bancroft

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 31.00

    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...

  • Dressed for Warby Nina Edwards

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 29.00

    Men in khaki and grey squatting in the trenches, women at work, gender bending in goggles, with overalls on over their trousers. What people wear matters. Well illustrated, this book tells the stories of what people on both sides wore on the front line and on the home front through the seismic years of World War I. Nina Edwards reveals fresh aspects... 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...

  • The Fashioned Selfby Joanne Finkelstein

    Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Clothingby Robert Ross

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    In virtually all the countries of the world, men, and to a lesser extent women, are today dressed in very similar clothing. This book gives a compelling account and analysis of the process by which this has come about. At the same time it takes seriously those places where, for whatever reason, this process has not occurred, or has been reversed, and... 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...

  • Riding costume in Egyptby C. Fluck; G. Vogelsang-Eastwood

    BRILL 2004; US$ 144.00

    This work deals with the evolution and distribution of the oriental riding costume in the Middle and Near East through the ages and the historical background on the find spot. It also focuses on the original costumes in various museum collections including technical researches and reconstructions. more...

  • A Practical Guide to Costume Mountingby Lara Flecker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 90.00

    The effective preparation of garments for display is essential for exhibitions of contemporary and historical dress. Costumes not only need to be visually appealing but also fully supported and historically accurate. This book provides a comprehensive guide to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the present day. It includes methods for... more...