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Fur A Sensitive History
ISBN: HB: 9780300227208, Yale University Press, November 2020
240 pp., 27x21.6 cm, 217 colour illus., 29 black&white illus.
The first and only book of its kind, "Fur: A Sensitive History" looks at the impact of fur on society, politics, and, of course, fashion. This material has a long, complex, and rich history, culminating in recent and ongoing anti-fur debates. Jonatha...
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£40,00
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Fashion Details 4000 Drawings (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9788417412685, Hoaki, October 2020
384 pp., 28.5x19.5 cm, fully illustrated in colour
This redesigned and full-colour second edition by best-selling author Elisabetta Drudi is an inspirational sourcebook of the drawing techniques required to render fashion details. It contains all the knowledge required to make accurate technical draw...
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£29,99
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Rose in Fashion Ravishing
ISBN: HB: 9780300250084, Yale University Press, September 2020
240 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 228 colour illus., 38 black&white illus.
"The Rose in Fashion: Ravishing" is a fascinating exploration of how the rose has inspired the way we look, dress, feel, and fantasize. It foregrounds innovative, refined, and challenging fashion design from elite 18th-century woven silks to the late...
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£30,00
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Textiles of India
ISBN: HB: 9783791386850, Prestel Publishing, September 2020
384 pp., 34x25.5 cm, 400 colour illus.
Dating back to the fifth millennium BCE, India's rich and vibrant textile tradition boasts an enormous range of techniques and extraordinary level of artistry. Drawn from one of the world's finest collections of Indian textiles, this book presents a...
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£75,00
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About Time Fashion and Duration
ISBN: HB: 9781588396884, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 2020
304 pp., 33x24.1 cm, 200 colour illus.
Fashion not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, it also changes and develops with the times. "About Time" takes as its starting point the 1870s – when major developments in the establishment of standard time shifted the measurement...
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£50,00
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Shoddy From Devil's Dust to the Renaissance of Rags
ISBN: HB: 9780226377759, University of Chicago Press, April 2020
272 pp., 20.3x15.2 cm, 4 colour plates, 65 halftones
You know shoddy: an adjective meaning cheap and likely poorly made. But did you know that before it became a popular descriptor, shoddy was first coined as a noun? In the early nineteenth century, shoddy was the name given to a new textile material m...
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£20,00
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Back in Fashion Western Fashion from the Middle Ages to the Present
ISBN: HB: 9780300218848, Yale University Press, April 2020
288 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 240 colour and black&white illus.
This engaging volume tells the history of Western fashion, exploring how and why it has influenced people's attitudes, actions, and beliefs since the Middle Ages. "Back in Fashion" focuses on themes specific to particular periods – such as the signif...
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£35,00
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Pocket A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900
ISBN: PB: 9780300253740, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 23.5x17.5 cm, 200 colour illus.
This fascinating and enlightening study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women's everyday lives – from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen – and to explore...
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£19,99
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Duro Olowu Seeing
ISBN: HB: 9783791359489, Prestel Publishing, April 2020
320 pp., 25.5x20 cm, 300 colour illus.
Nigerian-born British fashion designer Duro Olowu is internationally renowned for his womenswear label launched in 2004 that speaks to a cosmopolitan sensibility informed by his international background and a confident eye for visual disciplines from...
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£29,99
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Stuart Style Monarchy, Dress and the Scottish Male Elite
ISBN: HB: 9780300240368, Yale University Press, March 2020
368 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 220 colour illus.
This is the first detailed analysis of elite men's clothing in 17th-century Scotland and its influence on English male fashion. Focusing on the years 1566 through 1701, it centers on the clothing choices of five Stuart royals: James VI and I, Prince...
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£45,00
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