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  • 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...

  • A Day in a Working Lifeby Gary Westfahl

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 310.00

    Ideal for high school and college students studying history through the everyday lives of men and women, this book offers intriguing information about the jobs that people have held, from ancient times to the 21st century. 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...

  • The Fashioned Bodyby Joanne Entwistle

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95

    The Fashioned Body provides a wide-ranging and original overview of fashion and dress from an historical and sociological perspective. Where once fashion was seen as marginal, it has now entered into core economic discourse focused around ideas about ‘cultural’ and ‘creative’ work as a major driver of developed economies.... more...

  • Masqueradeby Deborah Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports... more...

  • Römer selbst erleben!by Juliane Schwartz; Ermelinde Wudy

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 24.68

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...