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  • Stays and Body Image in Londonby Lynn Sorge-English

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book fills a significant gap in the literature on eighteenth-century social and cultural history. Starting with their production and trade, Sorge-English looks at the intricacies of the staymaker?s craft, the role of gender in the design and manufacture of stays and the changing shape of stays over time. more...

  • Die Medialität der Modeby Rainer Wenrich

    transcript 2015; US$ 29.99

    Kleidung und Bildende Kunst, Kleidung und Architektur, Kleidung und Politik - in der Kleidermode finden sich vielfache mediale Wechselwirkungen. Kleidung, wenn sie zu Mode, also zu einer kulturellen Praxis wird, besitzt eine eigene Medialität und integriert als Mittlung zwischen Subjekt und Umwelt Themen wie Globalisierung, Nachhaltigkeit und Transkulturalität.... more...

  • Kleiderfragenby Christa Gürtler; Eva Hausbacher

    transcript 2015; US$ 24.54

    Die Sprache der Mode, ihre vielfältigen Funktionen als Medium der Kommunikation und ihre Verflechtungen mit Diskursen der Wissenschaft und der Kunst sind Gegenstand dieses Bandes. Die hier versammelten Beiträge zeigen den aktuellen Stellenwert des interdiskursiven Kulturthemas Kleidermode in verschiedenen Disziplinen und seine vielgestaltigen Verflechtungen... more...

  • Postmodernism and Filmby Catherine Constable

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    This volume focuses on postmodern film aesthetics, and contemporary challenges to the aesthetic paradigms dominating analyses of Hollywood cinema. It explores conceptions of the classical, modernist, postclassical/new Hollywood, and their construction as linear history of style in which postmodernism forms a debatable final act. This history is challenged... more...

  • So You Want to Be a Celebrity?by Steve Allen

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.99

    They say everyone today wants to be a celebrity. Certainly, we?re all happy to watch them. From reality television and talent shows to tabloid splashes and gossip magazines, the road to modern fame is littered with the hopeful, the misguided, and, occasionally, the downright cynical. It?s often a tale of rags to riches and then back to rags again.... more...

  • A Day in a Working Lifeby Gary Westfahl

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 310.00

    This unique book provides detailed studies of more than 300 occupations as they were practiced in 21 historical time periods, ranging from prehistory to the present day. Each profession is examined in a compelling essay that is specifically written to inform readers about career choices in different times and cultures, and is accompanied by a bibliography... 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...

  • Victorian Secretsby Sarah A. Chrisman; Sue Lean

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Costumeby Pravina Shukla

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart from everyday dress, costume marks the divide between ordinary and extraordinary settings and enables the wearer to project a different self... more...

  • The Architecture of Home in Cairoby Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    This book firstly describes the historical development of the domestic spaces (indoor and outdoor), and provides an inclusive analysis of spaces of everyday activities in the hawari of old Cairo. It then broadens its analysis to other parts of the city, highlighting different customs and representations of home in the city at large. Cairo, in the context... more...