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  • Shoesby Klaus Carl

    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...

  • Blue Jeansby Daniel Miller; Sophie Woodward

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    This fresh and accessible ethnography offers a new vision of how society might cohere, in the face of on-going global displacement, dislocation, and migration. Drawing from intensive fieldwork in a highly diverse North London neighborhood, Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward focus on an everyday item?blue jeans?to learn what one simple article of clothing... more...

  • Me and My Hairby Patricia Malcolmson

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 11.99

    Good hair day? Bad hair day? Hair has always evoked strong emotions.In this fascinating book, Patricia Malcolmson examines how British women over the past 150 years have managed their hair, from the extravagant styles of the late nineteenth century to the ‘anything goes’ attitude of today, taking in along the way the daring bobs of the 1920s,... 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...

  • Victorian Secretsby Sarah A. Chrisman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Clarity, Cut, and Cultureby Susan Falls

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Images of diamonds appear everywhere in Americanculture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Ourstories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tinystones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and identity through ourinteractions with material culture in general. Things become meaningful through our... more...

  • An Intimate Affairby Jill Fields

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 17.56 US$ 14.05

    Intimate apparel, a term in use by 1921, has played a crucial role in the development of the "naughty but nice" feminine ideal that emerged in the twentieth century. Jill Fields's engaging, imaginative, and sophisticated history of twentieth-century lingerie tours the world of women's intimate apparel and arrives at nothing less than a sweeping view... more...

  • Eco-Architecture IIIby S. Hernandez; C.A. Brebbia; W.P De Wilde

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 474.00

    This book contains most of the papers presented in the Eco-Architecture 2010 conference, which was the third edition of the International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature. Previous editions, that were very successful were held previously in the New Forest, UK, in 2006 and the Algarve, Portugal in 2008 and demonstrated the... more...

  • The SketchUp Workflow for Architectureby Michael Brightman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 59.99 US$ 41.99

    Incorporate SketchUp into every phase of your design If you want to go beyond the basics and start using SketchUp 3D modeling software in all phases of your design, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is the perfect place to start. From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow... more...

  • Finnish Architecture and the Modernist Traditionby Malcolm Quantrill

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00

    This is a unique and comprehensive study of the entire span of Finnish architecture in the 20th century. Using comparative critical analysis, the author weaves Aalto's contribution into his overview of the evolution of modern Finnish architecture and includes the work of a range of lesser published figures. It will be of considerable interest to architects,... more...