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Nylon : the story of a fashion revolution : a celebration of design from art silk to nylon and thinking fibres

Author: Susannah Handley
Publisher: Baltimore, Md : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of synthetics in fashion, telling the behind-the-scenes stories of the DuPont company, its competitors, and imitators; tracing the development of synthetic fabrics; and discussing how the popularity of synthetics varies according to social trends and perceptions.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susannah Handley
ISBN: 0801863252 9780801863257
OCLC Number: 41488728
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1 1700s-1930 The Chemist Conquers the Worm 10 --
2 1930-50 'N' Day: The Dawn of Nylon 30 --
3 1950-60 Better Living through Chemistry 52 --
4 1955-70 Paris Couture Embraces Man-Mades 76 --
5 1955-70 The Fabric of Pop 98 --
6 1970-80 The Disco Dacron Decade 116 --
7 1980- Japanese Design and the Fine Art of Technology 128 --
8 1985- Chic Synthetic 144 --
9 1990- Science Fiction Becomes Science Fashion 168.
Responsibility: Susannah Handley.
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A history of synthetics in fashion, telling the behind-the-scenes stories of the DuPont company, its competitors, and imitators; tracing the development of synthetic fabrics; and discussing how the popularity of synthetics varies according to social trends and perceptions.

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