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  • The Art of the Shoeby Marie-Josèphe Bossan

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Abandoning a French look on the subject, Mrs. Bossan, the author, develops her study with a dichotomous vision: that of time that touches the history of mankind and that of geography and sociology, which lead to an almost ethnographic analysis. The author dissects the shoe and all that surrounds it: from its history to painting and literature. After... more...

  • L?Art de la chaussureby Marie-Josèphe Bossan

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Qu?y-a-t-il de plus banal qu?une paire de chaussures ? Pourtant, aujourd?hui encore, la moitié de l?humanité n?en connaît pas l?usage. Dans un monde où la chaussure est devenue un objet de consommation, comment oublier que nos arrière-grands-parents ne l?utilisaient que pour les cérémonies et autres occasions exceptionnelles ? L?industrie a accompli... more...

  • L?Histoire des Sous-Vêtements Masculinsby Shaun Cole

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Si à une certaine époque la mode masculine, et celle des sous-vêtements en particulier, était réservée à une élite, elle tend aujourd?hui à se démocratiser, preuve manifeste de l?évolution de notre société. L?esthétisme du corps tant prisé par les Grecs semble retrouver une place prépondérante dans l?univers masculin. Miroir de l?évolution des moeurs,... more...

  • What Do We Do with a Difference?by Facing History and Ourselves; John Bowen

    Facing History and Ourselves 2013; US$ 13.95

    The debate in France over the wearing of veils by Islamic girls in schools has served for nearly two decades as a nexus for emotional controversy and debate. Religion and secularism in public schools. Immigration and assimilation. Gender and ethnicity. Participation in democracy and public debate. Rapid social change and cherished cultural... more...

  • The Umbrella Unfurledby Nigel Rodgers

    Bene Factum Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    A delightful illustrated history of the umbrella?protector against rain and sun, weapon, and fashion accessory   Culturally ubiquitous and multi-functional, the umbrella comes in many colors, shapes, and sizes, and its significance in different forms and throughout time is explored here. Its use in the ancient cultures of Egypt is discussed, where... more...

  • Victorian Secretsby Sarah A. Chrisman; Sue Lean

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    On Sarah A. Chrisman?s twenty-ninth birthday, her husband, Gabriel, presented her with a corset. The material and the design were breathtakingly beautiful, but her mind immediately filled with unwelcome views. Although she had been in love with the Victorian era all her life, she had specifically asked her husband not to buy her a corset—ever. She?d... more...

  • Feet and Footwear: A Cultural Encyclopediaby Margo DeMello

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 87.00

    Take a walk in someone else's shoes in this fascinating examination of shoes and feet around the world! This one-of-a-kind A-Z reference work contains over 150 fascinating entries and intriguing sidebars that look at feet and adornment of feet across the many cultures of the world throughout time. A wide range of international and multicultural topics... more...

  • Sheer Presenceby Marni Reva Kessler

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50

    In Sheer Presence, Marni Reva Kessler demonstrates how the ubiquitous veil and its visual representations knot together many of the precepts of Parisian life. Positioning the veil directly at the intersection of feminist, formalist, and social art history, Kessler offers a fresh perspective on period discourses of public health, seduction and sexuality,... more...

  • Ball Cap Nationby Jim Lilliefors

    Clerisy Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    As the country grows increasingly diverse and complicated, Americans seek, and occasionally find, a common thread to unite them. And, as Jim Lilliefors reveals in his new book, that common thread is what the baseball cap is made of — indeed, what has transformed it into America?s National Hat. As fads go, it?s no longer even a fad, but a part of the... more...

  • The Canadian Homeby Marc Denhez

    Dundurn 1994; US$ 39.99

    This book details how housing developed in Canada and includes revealing Canadian Home Builders Association records. more...