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The suit : form, function and style

Author: Christopher Breward
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unpicks the story of [the suit], from its emergence in western Europe at the end of the seventeenth century to today. Suit-wearing figures such as the Savile Row gentleman and the Wall Street businessman have long embodied ideas of tradition, masculinity, power and respectability, but the suit has also been used to disrupt concepts of gender and conformity. Adopted and subverted by women, artists, musicians and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Pictorial works
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)945894193
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Breward
ISBN: 9781780235585 1780235585
OCLC Number: 973315695
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color
Contents: Introduction: The tailor's art --
Well suited --
Suiting nations --
Sharp suits --
Seeing the suit --
Epilogue: Future suits.
Responsibility: Christopher Breward.

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Beautifully illustrated and written with authority, Suit offers new perspectives on this most mundane, and at the same time poetic and beautiful, product of modern culture.  Read more...

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'In its long history the suit has been both a symbol of adherence to mainstream authority as well as a weapon of rebellion. In this book Christopher Breward masterfully traces the suit's influence in Read more...

 
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