The culture of fashion: A new history of fashionable dress

by Breward, Christopher
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Breward, Christopher The culture of fashion: A new history of fashionable dress
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This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meanings from medieval Europe to 20th-century America. It provides a guide to the changes in style and taste, and challenges existing fashion histories, showing that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics. With a chronological structure, each chapter focuses on both male and female fashion of a specific period, covering its fascinating developments. It discusses: andrognous dressing; body piercing; fabrics, clothing and the rise of city life; dress, and the changing shape of the human body; controversies surrounding trousers and leg wear for both men and women; exposure of flesh; fashion and social status; and the dissemination of fashion through travel, film, magazines and catwalk shows.

Contributors

Author:
Breward, Christopher

Further information

Number of Pages:
264
Media Type:
Taschenbuch

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
March 2, 1995
Package Dimensions:
0.236 x 0.18 x 0.015 m; 0.68 kg
GTIN:
09780719041259
DUIN:
PSLH5V71C4A
Manufacturer Part Number:
10 colour illustrations
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