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  • 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...

  • The 1920sby Jacqueline Herald

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 42.00

    As the fabric of society changed, fashion took on a life of its own - exploding with new colors and trends - alongside the innovative rhythms and styles of jazz music. This work describes the clothes of the flappers of Jazz Age. It revisits an important part of social and cultural history. more...

  • Habitus barbarusby Philipp Rummel

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00

    Der spätantike habitus barbarus ist kein Phänomen, das nur mit dem Eindringen völkerwanderungszeitlicher Stämme mitsamt ihrer jeweils charakteristischen Kleidung in das römische Reich zu erklären wäre. Die detaillierte Analyse von Schriftquellen, Bildern und Bodenfunden zeigt, daß „unrömisches“ Äußeres in der Spätantike vielmehr zu einem... more...

  • Das Thema Kleidung in den Etymologien Isidors von Sevilla und im Summarium Heinrici 1by Mechthild Müller; Malte-Ludolf Babin; Jörg Riecke; Johanna Banck-Burgess; Hans Bauer; Tobias Espinosa; Margarita Gleba; Anne Reichert

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 280.00

    Isidor von Sevilla sammelte in seinen Etymologien um 600 vorhandenes Wissen aus historischen und zeitgenössischen Quellen. Rund 300 Wörter aus dem Arbeitsbereich Textil werden mit Kurzkommentaren erläutert. Ca. 1050 findet sich dieses Wissen überarbeitet im Summarium Heinrici 1. Am Beispiel des Komplexes "Kleidung" liefert der Band neben den Quellen... more...

  • British Chimney Sweepsby Benita Cullingford

    New Amsterdam Books 2001; US$ 15.99

    The art and science of chimney sweeping, from the development of chimneys in the twelfth century to the patenting of mechanical devices in the late nineteenth century. Included are the personalities who dominated the trade (which surprisingly included several women sweeps); illustrations of the tools of the trade; sweeping techniques; the impact of... more...

  • Medieval Garments Reconstructedby Lilli Fransen; Anna Nørgård; Else Østergård

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 22.00

    Short introduction to the amazing finds of garments from the Norse settlement of Herjolfnes in Greenland by Else Østergård. Chapters on technique: production of the tread, dyeing, weaving techniques, cutting and sewing by Anna Nørgaard. Measurements and drawing of garments, hoods, and stockings with sewing instructions by Lilli Frandsen. A practical... more...

  • Bad Boys and Tough Tattoosby John Phd Dececco; Michael Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Explore the dark subculture of 1950s tattoos! In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, an erudite professor of English--a friend of Gertrude Stein, Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Thornton Wilder--abandoned his job to become a tattoo artist (and incidentally a researcher for Alfred Kinsey). Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos tells... more...

  • Designing Apparel for Consumersby M-E Faust; S Carrier

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 230.00

    Given its importance for consumer satisfaction and thus brand success, apparel fit is a major challenge for retailers and brands across the industry. Consequently there have been major developments in sizing research and how it can be used in apparel design. This book reviews how these developments are affecting clothing design for different groups... more...

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 51.04

    The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines. more...