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  • 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... more...

  • 60 Minute Countdown to the Perfect Weddingby George Watts

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    This is it! The countdown to the biggest day of your life starts right here with The Wedding Fairy’s international series of best-selling e-guides to planning a perfect wedding – stress free and on budget. Knowing where to start in putting together the biggest day of your life can often be a daunting task, but luckily The Wedding Fairy has... more...

  • British Chimney Sweepsby Benita Cullingford

    New Amsterdam Books 2001; US$ 15.99

    The art and science of chimney sweeping, from the development of chimneys in the twelfth century to the patenting of mechanical devices in the late nineteenth century. Included are the personalities who dominated the trade (which surprisingly included several women sweeps); illustrations of the tools of the trade; sweeping techniques; the impact of... 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...

  • Dress to Expressby Tracy McWilliams

    New World Library 2012; Not Available

    ?Why do some women exude confidence and look great in their clothes and others never feel good about how they look, no matter what they wear? And why do we claim we have ?nothing to wear? when our closets are bursting with choices? Clothing and dressing anxiety ? what Tracy McWilliams calls closet trauma ? occurs because we lack a clear sense of self... more...

  • Me and My Hairby Patricia Malcolmson

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 11.99

    Good hair day? Bad hair day? Hair has always evoked strong emotions.In this fascinating book, Patricia Malcolmson examines how British women over the past 150 years have managed their hair, from the extravagant styles of the late nineteenth century to the ‘anything goes’ attitude of today, taking in along the way the daring bobs of the 1920s,... more...

  • Keeping Up Appearancesby Catherine Horwood

    The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    This engagingly written and illustrated book explores the social mores behind one of society's most popular activities, and reveals not only how we dressed but why. more...

  • Fashion and Fetishismby David Kunzie; David Kunzle

    The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Presenting the history of corsetry and body sculpture, this edition shows how the relationship between fashion and sex is closely bound up with sexual self-expression. It demonstrates how the use of the corset rejected the role of the passive, maternal woman, so that in Victorian times it was seen as scandalous threat to the social order. more...

  • Clothingby Robert Ross

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • Victorian Secretsby Sarah A. Chrisman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    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...