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Defining dress : dress as object, meaning, and identity

Author: Amy De La Haye; Elizabeth Wilson
Publisher: New York : Manchester University Press, 2000.
Series: Studies in design and material culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This collection of essays show how in the late 1990s garments may be researched as discrete objects, as part of consumer culture, and as components of created meaning which are expressive of personal  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy De La Haye; Elizabeth Wilson
ISBN: 0719053285 9780719053283 0719053293 9780719053290
OCLC Number: 606855810
Description: xiii, 160 pages : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Elizabeth Wilson and Amy De La Haye --
2. Dashing Amazons: the development of women's riding dress, c. 1500-1900 / Janet Arnold --
3. Wool cloth and gender: the use of woollen cloth in women's dress in Britain, 1865-85 / Lou Taylor --
4. Renouncing consumption: men, fashion and luxury, 1870-1914 / Christopher Breward --
5. That little magic touch: the headtie / Carol Tulloch --
6. Religious dress in Italy in the late Middle Ages / Cordelia Warr --
7. The mantua: its evolution and fashionable significance in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Avril Hart --
8. Muses and mythology: classical dress in British eighteenth-century female portraiture / Aileen Ribeiro --
9. Dressing for art's sake: Gwen John, the Bon Marche and the spectacle of the women artist in Paris / Alicia Foster --
10. The aesthetics of absence: clothes without people in paintings / Juliet Ash --
11. Invisible men: gay men's dress in Britain, 1950-70 / Shaun Cole.
Series Title: Studies in design and material culture.
Responsibility: edited by Amy de la Hay and Elizabeth Wilson.


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