A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion (The Cultural Histories Series)
By: Susan J. Vincent (editor)Other Formats
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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers over 2,500 years of dress and fashion. Volume 1: Antiquity (500BCE-800AD), edited by Mary Harlow Volume 2: The Medieval Age (800-1450), edited by Sarah-Grace Heller Volume 3: The Renaissance (1450-1650), edited by Elizabeth Currie Volume 4: The Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800), edited by Peter McNeil Volume 5: The Age of Empire (1800-1920), edited by Denise Amy Baxter Volume 6: The Modern Age (1920-2000+), edited by Alexandra Palmer Each volume discusses the same key themes in its chapters: 1. Textiles 2. Production and Distribution 3. The Body 4. Belief 5. Gender and Sexuality 6. Status 7. Ethnicity 8. Visual Representations 9. Literary Representations This structure means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Superbly illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on dress and fashion through history.
Susan J. Vincent is a Research Associate at the University of York, UK. She is the author of Dressing the Elite (Berg, 2003) and The Anatomy of Fashion (Berg, 2009).
Volume 1: A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Edited by Mary Harlow, University of Birmingham, UK Volume 2: A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Edited by Sarah-Grace Heller, Ohio State University, USA Volume 3: A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Edited by Elizabeth Currie, Freelance Lecturer, UK Volume 4: A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Enlightenment Edited by Peter McNeil, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Volume 5: A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Empire Edited by Denise Amy Baxter, University of North Texas, USA Volume 6: A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age Edited by Alexandra Palmer, Royal Ontario Museum, Canada
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