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Victorian fashion accessories

Author: Ariel Beaujot
Publisher: London ; New York : Berg, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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'Victorian Fashion Accessories' takes the reader on a tour of the world of women's accessories and, in doing so, gives a sweeping view of 19th-century British cultural history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Beaujot
ISBN: 9781847886835 1847886833 9781847886828 1847886825
OCLC Number: 769473137
Description: xiv, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "The beauty of her hands" : the glove and the making of middle-class womanhood --
"The language of the fan" : pushing the boundaries of middle-class womanhood --
"Underneath the parasol" : umbrellas as symbols of imperialism, race, youth, flirtation, and masculinity --
"The real thing" : the celluloid vanity set and the search for authenticity.
Responsibility: Ariel Beaujot.

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An accessible and lively study of Victorian fashion accessories as tools of flirtation and indicators of class, political ideology, chastity and respectability.  Read more...

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In addition to explaining the history of how these objects were manufactured and sold, Beaujot offers interesting insights into middle class Victorian social customs, prejudices, hopes and fears. Read more...

 
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