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  • Knickersby Rosemary Hawthorne

    Souvenir Press 2009; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Warman's Shoes Field Guideby Caroline Ashleigh

    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...

  • Lilac Loopsby Editors of D&C

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 2.99

    This elegant seed bead necklace, inspired by a 1930s example, was complicated to design but is actually extremely easy to make. The bead loops are simply added one at a time to a base more...

  • Die Dessousby Muriel Barbier; Shazia Boucher

    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...

  • Fashion and Fetishismby David Kunzie; David Kunzle

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    Presenting the history of corsetry and body sculpture, this edition shows how the relationship between fashion and sex is closely bound up with sexual self-expression. It demonstrates how the use of the corset rejected the role of the passive, maternal woman, so that in Victorian times it was seen as scandalous threat to the social order. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Knickersby Rosemary Hawthorne

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 14.58

    Did you know--that before the 1800s no nice women wore knickers at all? That underneath their crinolines Victorian women wore knickers with separate legs? That before the advent of elastic, knickers were held up with buttons, tapes and even soldier straps? That until World War II many poorer people made their knickers our of flour bags? That during... more...