Culture of Fashion A New History of Fashionable Dress

ISBN-10: 0719041252
ISBN-13: 9780719041259
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 3/2/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meaning from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward's work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics.

Christopher Breward is Professor in Historical and Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion, UK.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
General editor's foreword
Introduction
Medieval period: fashioning the body
Renaissance: the rhetoric of power
Seventeenth century: clothing and crisis
Eighteenth century: clothing and commerce
Nineteenth century: fashion and modernity
Early twentieth century: clothing the masses
Late twentieth century: catwalk and street style
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Index

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