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- 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...
- 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...
- John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99
This is the first self help book that looks seriously into the psychology behind why women wear black. In certain cultures it is expected that women hide themselves behind black, however women worldwide choose to wear it for their own reasons. They believe it to be slimming, smart, chic and easy to co-ordinate. 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...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95
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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99
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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95
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...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 20.40
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...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 17.56
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...