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The anatomy of fashion : dressing the body from the Renaissance to today

Author: Susan J Vincent
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clothes take the ordinary human body & fashion it into something remarkable. Born to the same anatomical legacy, each generation has used garments to shape itself in the image of its own particular desires. Taking different body parts in turn, 'The Anatomy of Fashion' invites us to view ourselves as we have been in the past.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J Vincent
ISBN: 9781845207632 1845207637 9781845207649 1845207645
OCLC Number: 785875294
Description: xvi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Approaching the past --
Head and neck --
Breasts and waist --
Hips and bottom --
Genitals and legs --
Skin --
Epilogue: Fashioning the body today.
Responsibility: Susan Vincent.

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Arguing that analysis needs to aspire to the proliferation and playfulness of fashion itself, this title includes chapters that explore a different aesthetic and examine its wider, and often  Read more...

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