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Power & style : a world history of politics and dress

Author: Dominique Gaulme; François Gaulme
Publisher: Paris : Flammarion, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This exploration of regalia throughout the world and the ages, and the powerful figures who exemplify each style -- from the ceremonial robes of Chinese emperors to the wigs and stockings of seventeenth-century courtiers to the casual college-inspired blazers and sunglasses of American politicians -- provides a fascinating and comprehensive view of the sociological aspect of clothing.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Gaulme; François Gaulme
ISBN: 9782080201355 2080201352 9782080202987 2080202987
OCLC Number: 806201000
Language Note: Translation of: Habits du pouvoir.
Notes: "Simultaneously published in French as Les habits du pouvoir, une histoire politique du vêtement masculin"--Title page verso.
Description: 287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Naked societies: ocher & feathers --
From Ramses to Hirohito: the pomp of sacred kingship --
Augustus and togas: a well-draped man around town --
Constantine: gold & purple --
Philip the Good: black at court --
Louis XIV: inventing French dress --
Beau Brummell: the blue tailcoat --
Napoleon: uniform victory --
Albert of Saxe-Coburg: basic black --
Edward VII: the modern suit --
From Hitler to Mao: totalitarianism --
JFK: American style --
The UN: going global --
Today: new powers on the rise --
Tomorrow.
Other Titles: Habits du pouvoir.
Power and style
Responsibility: Dominique Gaulme & François Gaulme.

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This exploration of regalia throughout the world and the ages, and the powerful figures who exemplify each style -- from the ceremonial robes of Chinese emperors to the wigs and stockings of seventeenth-century courtiers to the casual college-inspired blazers and sunglasses of American politicians -- provides a fascinating and comprehensive view of the sociological aspect of clothing.

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