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  • Blue Jeansby Daniel Miller; Sophie Woodward

    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...

  • Me and My Hairby Patricia Malcolmson

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.19

    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 Kunzle

    The History Press 2006; US$ 7.99

    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 a 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...

  • Finlandby Roger Connah

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 29.95

    From museums to schools to subsidized housing developments, Roger Connah's Finland is an important survey of the country's architecture. more...

  • An Intimate Affairby Jill Fields

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • The Colour, Light and Contrast Manualby Keith Bright; Geoffrey Cook

    Wiley 2010; US$ 108.00 US$ 97.20

    Endorsed by the Society of Light and Lighting, this practical book offers comprehensive guidance on how colour, light and contrast can be incorporated within buildings to enhance their usability. The book provides state-of-the-art, clear guidance as well as a valuable information source for busy professionals involved in the design or management of... more...

  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designersby Christine M. Piotrowski

    Wiley 2011; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.00

    The essential guide to decision making and problem solving for the interior designer The interior design profession requires effective problem solving and critical thinking, as they impact all phases of the design project and most work activities of the interior designer. Whether you are a student or professional designer, much of what you do involves... more...

  • Nexus Network Journal 14,1by Kim Williams

    Springer Basel 2014; US$ 85.57

    This themed winter issue of the Nexus Network Journal focuses on architecture, systems research and computational sciences. With computer technology playing a growing role in both survey and design, the edition evinces the deep impact of IT on architecture. more...