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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
Top off that costume with the perfect accoutrement with this first real guide to creating and styling costume wigs. No longer will you need to comb through old references on hairstyles of different time periods, Wig Making and Styling contains everything you need to be a cut above, offering snippets on styling tools, hair types, wig making and measuring,... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.99
The take-it-with-you collecting resource... Warman?s ® Shoes Field Guide This handy pocket-size resource features more than 400 pairs of collectible, celebrity and contemporary shoes, everything from Dorothy?s Ruby Slippers to Manolo Blahnik. Caroline Ashleigh helps collectors jump feet first into contemporary and vintage flats, mules,... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95
Worin liegt der Nutzen der Dessous, die heutzutage sowohl in den Magazinen als auch auf großen Litfass-Säulen oder Plakatwände beherrschenden Postern zu finden sind und die Körper formgerechter Models umhüllen? Viele Frauen kaufen Dessous, um ihrem Partner ? oder sich selbst ? eine Freude zu machen. Und dennoch scheinen seit vielen Jahrhunderten die... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
From corsets to codpieces, stockings to stilettos and piercing to push-up bras, fashion and sex have always enjoyed a very close relationship. This new edition of David Kunzie's rich and revealing history of corsetry and body sculpture shows how this neglected phenomenon is closely bound up with sexual self-expression. Drawing on sources as diverse... more...
- 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...
- Souvenir Press 2009; US$ 6.99
Humorous and informative, this guide chronicles the history of undergarments, from Queen Victoria and the Quaker reformer Amelia Bloomer to the g-string. Part social history and accompanied by a large helping of humor, irreverence, and evocative illustrations, this intimate look at underwear shows how the developments in knickers reflect the blooming... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00
Mega Square Shoes focuses on the history of the shoe and elevates the shoe to the rank of a work of art. The author is a leading expert on the subject and curator of France?s Shoe Museum, which holds the greatest shoe collection in the world, with 12,000 specimens. more...