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- Profile Books 2015; US$ 20.00
In September 1939, just three weeks after the outbreak of war, Gladys Mason wrote briefly in her diary about events in Europe: 'Hitler watched German siege of Warsaw. City in flames.' And, she continued, 'Had my wedding dress fitted. Lovely.' For Gladys Mason, and for thousands of women throughout the long years of the war, fashion was... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 24.99
Notorious as much for its fashion as for its music, the 1960s and 1970s produced provocative fashion trends that reflected the rising wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution. In an era when gender stereotypes were questioned and dismantled, and when the feminist and gay rights movements were gaining momentum and a voice, the fashion industry... more...
- Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 21.86
The core of the book consists of over 200 contemporary illustrations of dress, arranged in order of date for easy reference. They include paintings, drawings, photographs, advertisements, stone effigies and brass rubbings. A detailed introduction sets out the background to the evolution of clothing over the centuries, the broad changes themselves,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
This book explores how clothing consumption has changed in Russia in the past 20 years as capitalism has grown in a postsocialist state, bringing with it a "consumer revolution." It shows how there has been and continues to be a massive change in the fashion retail market†and†how ideal lifestyles portrayed in glossy magazines and other media have... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00
This single-volume work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland. more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 29.00
What is the kimono? Everyday garment? Art object? Symbol of Japan? As this book shows, the kimono has served all of these roles, its meaning changing across time and with the perspective of the wearer or viewer. Kimono: A Modern History begins by exposing the seventeenth- and... more...
- 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...
- 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...