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  • Stays and Body Image in Londonby Lynn Sorge-English

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    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...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2015; 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 2015; 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 2015; US$ 9.95

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

  • Die Dessousby Muriel Barbier

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Worin liegt der Nutzen der Dessous, die heutzutage sowohl in denMagazinen als auch auf großen Litfass-Säulen oder Plakatwändebeherrschenden Postern zu finden sind und die Körperformgerechter Models umhüllen? Viele Frauen kaufen Dessous, umihrem Partner ? oder sich selbst ? eine Freude zu machen. Unddennoch scheinen seit vielen Jahrhunderten die Frauen... more...

  • The Art of the Shoeby Marie-Josèphe Bossan

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Abandoning a French look on the subject, Mrs. Bossan, the author, develops her study with a dichotomous vision: that of time that touches the history of mankind and that of geography and sociology, which lead to an almost ethnographic analysis. The author dissects the shoe and all that surrounds it: from its history to painting and literature. After... more...

  • L?Art de la chaussureby Marie-Josèphe Bossan

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Qu?y-a-t-il de plus banal qu?une paire de chaussures ? Pourtant, aujourd?hui encore, la moitié de l?humanité n?en connaît pas l?usage. Dans un monde où la chaussure est devenue un objet de consommation, comment oublier que nos arrière-grands-parents l?utilisaient pour les cérémonies et autres occasions exceptionnelles. L?industrie a accompli son devoir... 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...

  • A Day in a Working Life: 300 Trades and Professions through History [3 volumes]by 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...