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Wearing propaganda : textiles on the home front in Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1931-1945

Author: 柏木, 博(1946- ) 大高, 幸. 若桑, みどり(1935-2007) ; ; John W Dower; Jacqueline M Atkins; Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.; Allentown Art Museum.
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Published for the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York by Yale University Press, ©2005.
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"Protest fashion ... dramatic fashion and textile designs served as patriotic propaganda for the Japanese, British, and Americans during the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945) ... presents hundreds of examples of how fashion was employed by commercial interests on all sides of the conflict to boost morale and fan patriotism ... documents the development of the role of fashion as propaganda"--Dustjacket.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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All Authors / Contributors: 柏木, 博(1946- ) 大高, 幸. 若桑, みどり(1935-2007) ; ; John W Dower; Jacqueline M Atkins; Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.; Allentown Art Museum.
ISBN: 0300109245 9780300109245 9780300109252 0300109253
OCLC Number: 62875497
Notes: "This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Wearing Propaganda : Textiles on the Home Front in Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1931-1945 held at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, Nov. 18, 2005 through Feb 5, 2006. Exhibition tour: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 8, 2006, through January 7, 2007"--Title page verso.
Description: 376 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Director's preface / Susan Weber Soros --
Foreword / Jacqueline M. Atkins --
Introduction / J.M. Atkins --
Maps --
Time line 1895-1945: The Asia Pacific War and its precedents, 1895-1945 / Yumiko Yamamori. --
Part I. Setting the context: Ch.1. Setting the context / J.M. Atkins --
Ch.2. Propaganda on the home fronts: clothing and textiles as message / J.M. Atkins --
Ch.3. Propaganda precedents: pre-1930 propaganda textiles / J.M. Atkins and Miyuki Otaka. --
Part II. The visual culture of war: Ch.4. Japan's beautiful modern war / John W. Dower --
Ch.5. Potatoes are protective, too: cultural icons of Britain at war --
Ch.6. An American vision: progaganda on the home front during World War II / Marianne Lamonaca. --
Part III. Wearing propaganda: fashion, textiles, and morale on the home front: Ch.7. "Extravagance is the Enemy": fashion and textiles in wartime Japan / J.M. Atkins --
Ch.8. Design and war: kimono as "parlor-performance" propaganda / Kashiwagi Hiroshi --
Ch.9. War-promoting kimono (1931-45) / Wakakuwa Midori --
Ch.10. Keeping up home front morale: "Beauty and duty" in wartime Britain / Pat Kirkham --
Ch.11. Showing the colors: America / Beverly Gordon --
Part IV. The propaganda textile motifs of the Asia-Pacific War: Ch.13. An arsenal of design: themes, motifs and metaphors in propaganda textiles/ J.M. Atkins.
Responsibility: John W. Dower [and others] ; Jacqueline M. Atkins, editor.
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