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A cultural history of dress and fashion

Author: Susan J VincentMary HarlowSarah-Grace HellerElizabeth Currie, (Fashion designer)Peter McNeilAll authors
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cultural history of dress and fashion' presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers over 2,500 years of dress and fashion. Volume 1: Antiquity (500BCE-800AD), edited by Mary Harlow; Volume 2: The Medieval Age (800-1450), edited by Sarah-Grace Heller; Volume 3: The Renaissance (1450-1650), edited by Elizabeth Currie; Volume 4: The Age of Enlightenment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J Vincent; Mary Harlow; Sarah-Grace Heller; Elizabeth Currie, (Fashion designer); Peter McNeil; Denise Amy Baxter; Alexandra Palmer
ISBN: 9781472557490 1472557492 9780857856968 0857856960 9780857856876 0857856871 9780857857514 0857857517 9780857857613 0857857614 9780857856845 0857856847 9780857856029 0857856022
OCLC Number: 967107605
Description: 6 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: volume 1. In Antiquity / edited by Mary Harlow --
volume 2. In the Medieval Age / edited by Sarah-Grace Heller --
volume 3. In the Renaissance / edited by Elizabeth Currie --
volume 4. In the Age of Enlightenment / edited by Peter McNeil --
volume 5. In the Age of Empire / edited by Denise Amy Baxter --
volume 6. In the Modern Age / edited by Alexandra Palmer.
Responsibility: general editor, Susan J. Vincent.

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A cultural history of dress and fashion' presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers over 2,500 years of dress and fashion. Volume 1: Antiquity (500BCE-800AD), edited by Mary Harlow; Volume 2: The Medieval Age (800-1450), edited by Sarah-Grace Heller; Volume 3: The Renaissance (1450-1650), edited by Elizabeth Currie; Volume 4: The Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800), edited by Peter McNeil; Volume 5: The Age of Empire (1800-1920), edited by Denise Amy Baxter; Volume 6: The Modern Age (1920-2000+), edited by Alexandra Palmer. Each volume discusses the same key themes in its chapters: 1. Textiles 2. Production and Distribution 3. The Body 4. Belief 5. Gender and Sexuality 6. Status 7. Ethnicity 8. Visual Representations 9. Literary Representations. This structure means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Superbly illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on dress and fashion through history.

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