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Title A cultural history of dress and fashion : in the age of enlightenment / edited by Peter McNeil.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    391.009 CUL    In Cataloging
1 copy ordered for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction on 08-31-2021.
Edition Paperback edition.
Description xiv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Series A cultural history of dress and fashion ; volume 4
The cultural histories series
Cultural histories series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-259) and index.
Contents Textiles / Tove Engelhardt Mathiassen -- Production and distribution / Beverly Lemire -- The body / Isabelle Paresys -- Belief / Dagmar Freist -- Gender and sexuality / Dominic Janes -- Status / Mikkel Venborg Pedersen -- Ethnicity / Barbara Lasic -- Visual representations / Christian Huck -- Literary representations / Alicia Kerfoot.
Summary "A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers over 2,500 years of dress and fashion. Each volume discusses the same key themes in its chapters. This structure means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Superbly illustrated, the full six-volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on dress and fashion through history." -- Provided by publisher.
"Eighteenth-century fashion was cosmopolitan and varied. Whilst the wildly extravagant and colorful elite fashions parodied in contemporary satire had significant influence on wider dress habits, more austere garments produced in darker fabrics also reflected the ascendancy of a puritan middle class as well as a more practical approach to dress. With the rise of print culture and reading publics, fashions were more quickly disseminated and debated than ever, and the appetite for fashion periodicals went hand in hand with a preoccupation with the emerging concept of taste." -- Back cover.
Subject Clothing and dress -- History -- 18th century.
Clothing and dress -- History.
Fashion -- History.
Added Author McNeil, Peter, 1966- editor.
ISBN 1350204692
9781350204690 (paperback)

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