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  • Curating Sydneyby Jill Bennett; Saskia Beudel

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    What happens when artists are asked the questions usually addressed to planners and administrators?In Curating Sydney artists, architects, writers, designers and curators come together to reimagine the city. In a series of cutting-edge art and design projects they envisage a future where public art plays a vital role in the life of the city - from... 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...

  • Appearance and Identityby Llewellyn Negrin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Blue Jeansby Daniel Miller; Sophie Woodward

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of on-going global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive fieldwork in a highly diverse North London neighborhood, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward focus on an everyday item?blue jeans?to learn what one simple article of clothing... 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...

  • The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinityby David Kuchta

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    In 1666, King Charles II felt it necessary to reform Englishmen's dress by introducing a fashion that developed into the three-piece suit. We learn what inspired this royal revolution in masculine attire--and the reasons for its remarkable longevity--in David Kuchta's engaging and handsomely illustrated account. Between 1550 and 1850, Kuchta says,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Mode macht uns glücklichby Inga Dröszus

    Stiebner Verlag 2014; US$ 13.06

    Welche wunderbaren Glücksgefühle Kleidungsstücke auslösen können, beschreibt Inga Dröszus in ihrem Moderatgeber. Ihre Modetipps sind praktisch und leicht umzusetzen. Veranschaulicht werden sie von den Fotos ihrer Modeberatungen, die sie seit Jahren im Fernsehen durchführt. Im Mittelpunkt sehen die alltäglichen Fragen, die jede Frau kennt, wenn sie... more...