Understanding Fashion History PB
Understanding Fashion History
Valerie Cumming (Author)
A much-needed overview of aspects of fashion history and how to understand it with clear, jargon-free text to help all lay readers, collectors, as well as students of fashion history. The author is a leading authority on fashion history with experience as a writer, teacher and curator. Illustrated throughout with plates, photographs, paintings and drawings, the book is divided up into the following chapters: What is dress, and how and why is it studied? Theories of dress and fashion and how they have evolved; Collections of dress and textiles and their importance as a source of information about social and technological change; Dress in art and dress as art; Dress as an indicator of role and status; Dress and cultural imperialism: absorption of non-Western ideas in fabric and the imposition of Western dress in preference to indigenous styles.
Paperback: 144 pages
Dimensions: 24.2 x 3.5 x 16.8 cm
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