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  • Knickersby Rosemary Hawthorne

    Souvenir Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Casting off the Corsetsby Dulcie Lewis

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 5.99

    The history of underwear is filled with a pageant of garments that are unhygienic, erotic, uncomfortable, mind-bogglingly impractical and frequently just plain funny. Among them are heavy-duty corsets, liberty bodices, voluminous knickers and knitted bathing costumes which sagged alarmingly when wet. The wonderful photographs and illustrations in this... 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • WBG-Architekturgesch. Das MA Bd.Iby Christoph Brachmann

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 46.03

    Die WBG Architekturgeschichte versammelt das grundlegende, aktuelle Wissen über die Geschichte des Bauens. Sie bietet einen fundierten und vielschichtigen, gleichwohl klar strukturierten Überblick über die europäische Baukunst vom Mittelalter bis heute. Jeder Band erläutert ausführlich die Grundzüge der jeweiligen architektonischen Entwicklungen und... 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$ 19.99

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