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  • Holzbau mit Systemby

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 105.00

    Gegenüber anderen Baustoffen hat Holz in den letzten Jahren deutlich Marktanteile gewonnen, Holzbauten sind größer geworden und neue Tragsysteme wurden entwickelt. Der Band stellt das Thema Holzbau systematisch, umfassend und gut verständlich dar: vom Baustoff Holz und den Rahmenbedingungen seines Einsatzes über die verschiedenen Holzbausysteme und... more...

  • Architecture in Translationby Esra Akcan

    Duke University Press 2012; US$ 89.95

    Esra Akcan describes the introduction of modern architecture into Turkey after the Kemalist political elite took power in 1923 and invited German architects to redesign the new capital of Ankara. more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    It was in 1946 that the world first came to hear of a coral atoll in the Marshall Islands called Bikini. The following year, French couturier Louis Réard borrowed the name and applied it to a bathing costume for women. Breaking from decades of conformity, Réard dared to ?undress? women?s bodies in order to better emphasize what remained clothed - albeit... more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    En 1946, le monde découvrait un atoll des îles Marshall : Bikini. En 1947, le couturier français Louis Réard s'emparait de ce nom pour en faire un vêtement de bain pour les femmes. Rompant avec des décennies de conformisme, M. Réard choisissait de dénuder leur corps pour mieux l'habiller, de quelques morceaux d'étoffe. En adoptant le bikini sur les... more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Im Jahre 1946 entdeckt die Welt auf den Marshallinseln ein Atoll namens Bikini, auf dem die Amerikaner verheerende Atomtests durchführen. Nur wenige Tage später bedient sich der französische Modemacher Louis Réart des skandalträchtigen Namens für ein neuentworfenes Badekostüm, das den weiblichen Körper wie nie zuvor entkleidet, um ihn ? mit einem winzigen... 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...

  • Fashioning Africaby Jean Allman

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 17.55

    Everywhere in the world there is a close connection between the clothes we wear and our political expression. To date, few scholars have explored what clothing means in 20th-century Africa and the diaspora. In Fashioning Africa, an international group of anthropologists, historians, and art historians... more...

  • Warman's Shoes Field Guideby Caroline Ashleigh

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.99

    The take-it-with-you collecting resource... Warman?s ® Shoes Field Guide This handy pocket-size resource features more than 400 pairs of collectible, celebrity and contemporary shoes, everything from Dorothy?s Ruby Slippers to Manolo Blahnik. Caroline Ashleigh helps collectors jump feet first into contemporary and vintage flats, mules,... 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...