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Health, art & reason : dress reformers of the 19th century

Author: Stella Mary Newton
Publisher: London : J. Murray, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Artistic, hygienic, and rational are not the most familiar words today but a hundred and twenty years ago they evoked the highest sentiments and became powerful weapons in an attack which developed not merely on the dress of the time but on the concept of fashion itself. It is the story of this movement, its members and the clothes they wore that the author tells."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newton, Stella Mary.
Health, art and reason.
London : J. Murray, 1974
(OCoLC)581889109
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stella Mary Newton
ISBN: 0719524245 9780719524240
OCLC Number: 1254197
Description: xi, 192 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates, leaf of plates : illustrations (including 1 color), portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Women with views --
PreRaphaelite clothing --
Grecian fillets --
The strong-minded woman --
The early 'eighties --
Sanitarians and woolleners --
New attitudes to reform --
The attack on tubes --
Socialist gowns.
Other Titles: Health, art and reason
Responsibility: Stella Mary Newton.

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"Artistic, hygienic, and rational are not the most familiar words today but a hundred and twenty years ago they evoked the highest sentiments and became powerful weapons in an attack which developed not merely on the dress of the time but on the concept of fashion itself. It is the story of this movement, its members and the clothes they wore that the author tells."--Jacket.

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