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Fashion : a fashion history of the 20th century

Author: Akiko Fukai; Tamami Suoh; Kyōto Fukushoku Bunka Kenkyū Zaidan.
Publisher: Köln ; London : Taschen, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically. Founded in 1978, the KCI holds one of the world's most extensive clothing collections and has curated many exhibitions worldwide. With an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akiko Fukai; Tamami Suoh; Kyōto Fukushoku Bunka Kenkyū Zaidan.
ISBN: 9783836536042 3836536048
OCLC Number: 809158330
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The influence of haute couture- fashion in the first half of the 20th century / Reiko Koga --
The age of technological innovation- fashion in the second half of the 20th century / Rie Nii.
Other Titles: Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute
Responsibility: [chief editor, Akiko Fukai ; photographers, Kazumi Kurigami [and others] ; editor, Tamami Suoh].

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The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically. Showcasing a selection from the Institute's archives of photographs  Read more...

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