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About Time Fashion and Duration
ISBN: HB: 9781588396884, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 2020
304 pp., 33x24.1 cm, 200 colour illus.
Fashion not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, it also changes and develops with the times. "About Time" takes as its starting point the 1870s – when major developments in the establishment of standard time shifted the measurement...
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Fashion Details 4000 Drawings (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9788417412685, Hoaki, May 2020
384 pp., 28.5x19.5 cm, fully illustrated in colour
This redesigned and full-colour second edition by best-selling author Elisabetta Drudi is an inspirational sourcebook of the drawing techniques required to render fashion details. It contains all the knowledge required to make accurate technical draw...
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Shoddy From Devil's Dust to the Renaissance of Rags
ISBN: HB: 9780226377759, University of Chicago Press, April 2020
272 pp., 20.3x15.2 cm, 4 colour plates, 65 halftones
You know shoddy: an adjective meaning cheap and likely poorly made. But did you know that before it became a popular descriptor, shoddy was first coined as a noun? In the early nineteenth century, shoddy was the name given to a new textile material m...
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£20,00
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Back in Fashion Western Fashion from the Middle Ages to the Present
ISBN: HB: 9780300218848, Yale University Press, April 2020
288 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 240 colour and black&white illus.
This engaging volume tells the history of Western fashion, exploring how and why it has influenced people's attitudes, actions, and beliefs since the Middle Ages. "Back in Fashion" focuses on themes specific to particular periods – such as the signif...
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Pocket A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900
ISBN: PB: 9780300253740, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 23.5x17.5 cm, 200 colour illus.
This fascinating and enlightening study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women’s everyday lives – from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen – and to explore...
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Duro Olowu Seeing
ISBN: HB: 9783791359489, Prestel Publishing, April 2020
320 pp., 25.5x20 cm, 300 colour illus.
Nigerian-born British fashion designer Duro Olowu is internationally renowned for his womenswear label launched in 2004 that speaks to a cosmopolitan sensibility informed by his international background and a confident eye for visual disciplines from...
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Stuart Style Monarchy, Dress and the Scottish Male Elite
ISBN: HB: 9780300240368, Yale University Press, March 2020
368 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 220 colour illus.
This is the first detailed analysis of elite men's clothing in 17th-century Scotland and its influence on English male fashion. Focusing on the years 1566 through 1701, it centers on the clothing choices of five Stuart royals: James VI and I, Prince...
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£45,00
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Age of Undress Art, Fashion, and the Classical Ideal in the 1790s
ISBN: HB: 9780300241204, Yale University Press, March 2020
216 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 180 colour illus.
"The Age of Undress" explores the emergence and meaning of neoclassical dress in the 1790s, tracing its evolution from Naples to London and Paris over the course of a single decade. The neoclassical style of clothing – often referred to as robe a la...
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Cloth that Changed the World The Art and Fashion of Indian Chintz
ISBN: HB: 9780300246797, Yale University Press, February 2020
272 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 300 colour illus.
hintz, a type of multicolored printed or painted cotton cloth, originated in India yet exerted influence far beyond its home shores: it became a driving force of the spice trade in the East Indies, and it attracted European merchants, who by the 17th...
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In Pursuit of Fashion The Sandy Schreier Collection
ISBN: HB: 9781588396969, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 2019
204 pp., 33x23.5 cm, 174 colour illus.
This handsome volume explores the modern discipline of fashion collecting, presenting remarkable works from one of the greatest private collection of 20th-century costume. This group of clothing and accessories, assembled over several decades by Sand...
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