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Fashioning the bourgeoisie : a history of clothing in the nineteenth century

Author: Philippe Perrot
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1996, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains a culture's sociology through the simple issue of the choice of clothing. This book shows, through a tour of the rise of the ready-made fashion industry in France, how clothing can not only  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Perrot
ISBN: 0691033838 9780691033839 0691000816 9780691000817
OCLC Number: 36749964
Notes: "Second printing and first paperback printing, 1996."
Description: xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Toward a history of appearances --
Clothing's old and new regimes --
The vestimentary landscape of the nineteenth century --
Traditional trades and the rise of ready-made clothing --
The department store and the spread of bourgeois clothing --
New pretentions, new distinctions --
The imperatives of propriety --
Deviation from the norm --
Invisible clothing --
The circulation of fashions --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Dessus et les dessous de la bourgeoisie.
Responsibility: by Philippe Perrot ; translated by Richard Bienvenu.

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"A fascinating and amusing examination of social attitudes."--The Times Literary Supplement "The overall thesis that emerges is both limpid and profound; as far as clothing is concerned, we still Read more...

 
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