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  • Ball Cap Nationby Jim Lilliefors

    Clerisy Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    As the country grows increasingly diverse and complicated, Americans seek, and occasionally find, a common thread to unite them. And, as Jim Lilliefors reveals in his new book, that common thread is what the baseball cap is made of — indeed, what has transformed it into America?s National Hat. As fads go, it?s no longer even a fad, but a part of the... more...

  • Recycling Indian Clothingby Lucy Norris

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 21.20

    In today's globally connected marketplace, a wedding sari in rural north India may become a woman's blouse or cushion cover in a Western boutique. Lucy Norris's anthropological study of the recycling of clothes in Delhi follows garments as they are gifted, worn, handed on, discarded, recycled, and sold... more...

  • Dreaming of Chanelby Charlotte Smith; Grant Cowan

    Atria Books 2011; US$ 23.00

    Inheriting a priceless vintage clothing collection sounds like every woman?s dream come true. But when Charlotte Smith discovered that her American godmother, Doris Darnell, had made her custodian of more than three thousand pieces dating from 1790 to the 1990s, including originals by Chanel and Dior, she was more than a little daunted. Then Charlotte... more...

  • Shoesby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Mega Square Shoes focuses on the history of the shoe and elevates the shoe to the rank of a work of art. The author is a leading expert on the subject and curator of France?s Shoe Museum, which holds the greatest shoe collection in the world, with 12,000 specimens. more...

  • Fashion - Philosophy for Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Jessica Wolfendale; Jeanette Kennett; Jennifer Baumgardner

    Wiley 2011; US$ 20.95

    If you just can't decide what to wear, this enlightening guide will lead you through the diverse and sometimes contradictory aspects of fashion in a series of lively, entertaining and thoughtful essays from prominent philosophers and writers. A unique and enlightening insight into the underlying philosophy behind the power of fashion Contributions... more...

  • Habitus barbarusby Philipp Rummel

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 238.00

    Clothing and outward appearance as a means of expressing individual and collective identity were of great importance in Late Antiquity. This publication is the first interdisciplinary overview of source material and provides a critical view of opposing statements on the value of written sources, images, and archaeological finds on habitus barbarus... more...

  • Balinese Masksby Judy Slattum; Hildred Geertz; Paul Schraub

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95

    Masked performances are an ancient and integral part of Balinese rituals. A great variety of Bali's masks, many of them sacred and rarely displayed, are represented in this book. The spectacular detail and craftsmanship of the masks, their artistry, symbolism, religious significance, and manufacture, will take readers on a fascinating journey into... more...

  • Medieval Garments Reconstructedby Lilli Fransen; Anna Nørgård; Else Østergård

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 22.00

    Short introduction to the amazing finds of garments from the Norse settlement of Herjolfnes in Greenland by Else Østergård. Chapters on technique: production of the tread, dyeing, weaving techniques, cutting and sewing by Anna Nørgaard. Measurements and drawing of garments, hoods, and stockings with sewing instructions by Lilli Frandsen. A practical... more...

  • Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashionby Ilya Parkins; Elizabeth M. Sheehan; Rita Felski

    University of New Hampshire Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    An interdisciplinary collection illuminating how fashion shaped concepts and practices of femininity and modernity more...

  • The Places and Spaces of Fashion 1800-2007by John Potvin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 brings together art, design, fashion, and a much neglected concern for its spatial realities. The spaces and places of fashion have often been overlooked in the writing of fashion history and visual culture. More often than not, however, these environments mitigate, control, inform, and enhance how fashion... more...