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  • Consumption and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Irelandby Susan Flavin

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 115.00

    A detailed study of changing patterns of consumption, showing how these related to wider political, social and economic developments. more...

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 11by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 60.00

    A wide-ranging and varied collection of essays which examine surviving garments, methods of production and clothes in society. 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...

  • A Practical Guide to Costume Mountingby Lara Flecker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 94.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Römer selbst erleben!by Juliane Schwartz; Ermelinde Wudy

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 24.87

    Von einfachen Gewändern bis hin zum kompletten Hausstand - dieser Band zeigt, wie man eine längst vergangene Zeit wieder zum Leben erwecken kann. Ausgehend von archäologischen Funden erfährt der Leser, wie unsere Vorfahren Utensilien angefertigt und genutzt haben. Die vollständigen Beschreibungen zum Nacharbeiten der Originale, die Spielanleitungen... more...

  • The Dressed Societyby Peter Corrigan

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 55.00

    This exhaustive book demonstrates how dress shapes and is shaped by social processes and phenomena such as beauty, time, the body, the gift exchange, class, gender, and religion. It does this through an analysis of topics like the Islamic clothing controversy in state schools, the multitude of identities associated with dress, the Dress Reform movement,... more...

  • History of 20th Century Fashionby Elizabeth Ewing

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 11.65

    The first edition of this book established itself as required reading for all those interested in the development of the fashion business. There are other books on contemporary dress, but this account gives particular weight to the commercial organization of the industry; from designer and textile manufacturer right through to the consumer. This completely... more...

  • British Chimney Sweepsby Benita Cullingford

    New Amsterdam Books 2001; US$ 15.99

    Well researched.... Enlivened by anecdotes and intriguing glimpses of a sweep's life. more...