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  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Present [2 volumes]by José Blanco F.; Valerie Hewitt; Ann Kellogg; Scott Leff; Lynn Payne; Amy Peterson; Heather Lee

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 199.95

    Find out what we wore and why we wore it in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing in American History-Twentieth Century to the Present . This fascinating reference set provides two levels of information: descriptions of styles of clothes that Americans have worn and, as important, why they wore those types of clothes. With volume one covering 1900-1949... more...

  • Berliner Chicby Susan Ingram; Katrina Sark; Leen d?Haenens

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    Since becoming the capital of reunited Germany, Berlin has had a dose of global money and international style added to its already impressive cultural veneer. Once home to emperors and dictators, peddlers and spies, it is now a fashion showplace that attracts the young and hip. This gripping history follows Berlin chic through a host of historical... more...

  • The Politics of Dress in Somali Cultureby Heather M. Akou

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 20.95

    The universal act of dressing -- shared by both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, minority and majority -- has shaped human interactions, communicated hopes and fears about the future, and embodied what it means to be Somali. Heather Marie Akou mines politics and history in this rich and compelling ... more...

  • The Way We Areby Margaret Visser

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 15.99

    This marvellous collection of over 60 pithy essays inspired by Visser?s column in Saturday Night magazine explores the cultural significance of everyday objects and phenomena such as jelly, high heels, beards, the colour red, tap-dancing and the Easter Bunny. more...

  • Women's Costume of the Near and Middle Eastby Jennifer M. Scarce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    The historical and cultural richness of the Near and Middle East is reflected visually in its costume. In this book, Jennifer Scarce makes brilliant use of years or research to provide a lucid acount of the development of women's dress from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Her study of costume is set in th ebroader context of the social... more...

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

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 51.04

    The usual wide range of approaches to garments and fabrics appears in this tenth volume. Three chapters focus on practical matters: a description of the medieval vestments surviving at Castel Sant'Elia in Italy; a survey of the spread of silk cultivation to Europe before 1300; and a documentation of medieval colour terminology for desirable cloth.... more...

  • Arab dressby Y.K. Stillman; N.A. Stillman

    BRILL 2003; US$ 181.00

    A scholar of history, Near Eastern languages, and women's studies (U. of Oklahoma), Yedida (1946-98) was considered an expert on the history of clothing of the Arab world, both Muslim and Jewish, from medieval to modern times. This book was over three-quarters finished when she died, and her partner and collaborator Norman (history, U. of Oklahoma) more...

  • Mourning Dress (Routledge Revivals)by Lou Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1983, Mourning Dress chronicles the development of European and American mourning dress and etiquette from the middle ages to the present day, highlighting similarities and differences in practices between the different social strata. The result is a book which is not only of major importance to students of the history of dress... more...

  • Japan from A to Zby James M. Vardaman; Michiko Sasaki Vardaman

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Why do cash machines in Japan stop dispensing cash at 7 P.M.? Are geisha high-class prostitutes? Why are some Japanese gangsters missing their pinkies? What's up with those ¥10,000 melons for sale in supermarkets all over Japan? Authors Michiko and James Vardaman identify nearly three hundred aspects of Japanese culture, custom, and daily life... more...

  • Fashion in Medieval Franceby Sarah-Grace Heller

    Boydell & Brewer 2007; US$ 90.00

    Twelfth- and thirteenth-century medieval French texts reveal the presence of a developed fashion system long before the previously accepted birth of Western fashion in the mid-fourteenth century. more...