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  • 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 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$ 24.71

    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...

  • Consumption and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Irelandby Susan Flavin

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 115.00

    A detailed study of changing patterns of consumption, showing how these related to wider political, social and economic developments. more...

  • Dressed for Warby Nina Edwards

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 29.00

    Men in khaki and grey squatting in the trenches, women at work, gender bending in goggles, with overalls on over their trousers. What people wear matters. Well illustrated, this book tells the stories of what people on both sides wore on the front line and on the home front through the seismic years of World War I. Nina Edwards reveals fresh aspects... more...

  • Mode macht uns glücklichby Inga Dröszus

    Stiebner Verlag 2014; US$ 12.62

    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...

  • Shanghai Urbanism at the Medium Scaleby Yongjie Sha; Jiang Wu; Yan Ji; Sara Li Ting Chan; Wei Qi Lim

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book focuses on observing and understanding the urban planning and relevant development patterns applied to the creation of urban districts against the backdrop of the current rapid urbanization and transformation of Shanghai on its way to becoming a world city. Based on a review of the four stages of city evolution, a series of case studies on... more...