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  • 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...

  • Sheer Presenceby Marni Reva Kessler

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50

    In Sheer Presence, Marni Reva Kessler demonstrates how the ubiquitous veil and its visual representations knot together many of the precepts of Parisian life. Positioning the veil directly at the intersection of feminist, formalist, and social art history, Kessler offers a fresh perspective on period discourses of public health, seduction and sexuality,... more...

  • Appearance and Identityby Llewellyn Negrin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00

    This book casts a critical look at the dominant position that fashion has come to occupy in contemporary society. It addresses various aspects of fashion in postmodern culture including makeup, cosmetic surgery, tattoos, ornament in dress and the blurring of gender boundaries. more...

  • Elizabethan Englandby Kathy Elgin

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    Focusing on the Elizabethan era in England, a period from about 1550 to 1603, this title shows various examples of the fascinating clothing worn by everyone from the noblemen and middle classes to the countryfolk and military men. England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I is well-known to students as the time of Shakespeare's plays and other... more...

  • The 1980s and 1990sby Deirdre Clancy Steer

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    The last decades of the 20th century saw the fall of communism, the recovery of financial markets thanks to large gains in the technology sector, and fashion that ranged from the "shoulder-pad" 1980s to the grunge 1990s. The 1980s and 1990s will give readers a good background about these decades, the fashions and costumes popular during this... more...

  • The Civil Warby Karen Taschek

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    During the bloodiest conflict the United States has ever known, the clothing of men, women, and children changed little as the country was consumed by war. Complete with ample sidebars, "The Civil War" gives readers the necessary background about this tumultuous time in American history so they can understand how clothing, from hooped skirts... more...

  • The 1980sby Vicky Carnegy; Kathy Elgin

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    From the designer suits of yuppie men and women to ripped jeans to the mini-crinoline craze to the eloquent fashion sense of Princess Diana, the 1980s encapsulates a time when it became fashionable to make money and dress well. This work explores the enthralling history of fashion as it recreated itself through the popular trends of the eighties. more...

  • The 1960sby Yvonne Connikie; Kathy Elgin

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    Delves into the free-spirited clothing trends of 1960s, exploring history from a social and cultural angle. more...

  • The 1940sby Patricia Baker

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    Traces the mobilization of clothing trends as they marched across the war-ravaged world. This volume offers a reflection on the role fashion has played throughout the period of 1940s. It serves as a useful reference for those students or general readers who are interested in how history and culture has affected fashion through the years. more...

  • The 1950sby Patricia Baker

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 42.00

    Clothing has been a consistent recorder of history through the years, documenting the heights of fashion as it threaded its way through post-war society. This work traces this intricate history, from nylon stockings and stiletto heels to full skirts and slim-fitting bodices to Baby Doll nightwear and textured leisure suits. more...