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  • The Dressed Societyby Peter Corrigan

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 55.00

    This exhaustive book demonstrates how dress shapes and is shaped by social processes and phenomena such as beauty, time, the body, the gift exchange, class, gender, and religion. It does this through an analysis of topics like the Islamic clothing controversy in state schools, the multitude of identities associated with dress, the Dress Reform movement,... 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 Clothing and Textiles 8by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 60.00

    Pan-European research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines. more...

  • Dress and the Roman Womanby Kelly Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    In ancient Rome, the subtlest details in dress helped to distinguish between levels of social and moral hierarchy. Clothes were a key part of the sign systems of Roman civilization ? a central aspect of its visual language, for women as well as men. This engaging book collects and examines artistic evidence and literary references to female clothing,... more...

  • Greek and Roman Dress from A to Zby Liza Cleland; Glenys Davies; Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    How did the ancient Greeks make blusher from seaweed? Just how does one wear a toga? This work presents an alphabetized compendium of styles and accessories that form the classical image. The entries cover individual aspects of dress alongside surveys of topics and socio-cultural analysis, drawn from ancient art, literature and archaeology. more...

  • The Early Stuart Masqueby Barbara Ravelhofer

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 54.99

    The Early Stuart Masque studies the complex impact of movements, costumes, words, scenes, music, and special effects in English illusionistic theatre of the Renaissance. It will be a valuable resource for all who are interested in English drama, dance, and music of the early modern period, including scholars and students within English literature,... more...

  • Fashion in Costume 1200-2000, Revisedby Joan Nunn

    New Amsterdam Books 2000; US$ 21.99

    Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries not only gives the reader a vivid visual impression of the clothes themselves, but also outlines the historical and social background and the changes in manufacturing techniques that have influenced or dictated what people wore. more...