Corset A Cultural History

ISBN-10: 0300099533

ISBN-13: 9780300099539

Edition: 2003

Authors: Valerie Steele
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Description: The corset is one of the most controversial garments in fashion history. This study explores why women continued to don steel and whalebone corsets for 400 years, and why they finally stopped.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Valerie Steele is chief curator and acting director, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. She is founder and editor of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture.

Acknowledgments
Steel and Whalebone: Fashioning the Aristocratic Body
Art and Nature: Corset Controversies of the Nineteenth Century
Dressed to Kill: The Medical Consequences of Corsetry
Fashion and Fetishism: The Votaries of Tight-Lacing
The Satin Corset: An Erotic Iconography
The Hard Body: A Muscular Corset
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
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