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The Cheongsam
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 96

The Cheongsam

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-12-21
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  • Publisher: OUP China

This book documents the history and development of the cheongsam, the close-fitting dress which was the most popular single garment worn by Chinese women during the 20th century, and inlcudes discussions of issues of manufacture, design, style, and gender and cultural identity.

Textile Printing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Textile Printing

  • Categories: Art

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Design Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 658

Design Studies

  • Categories: Art

Design Studies: A Reader is the ideal entry point for any student who wants to understand the many complex roles of design--as process, product, function, symbol, and use. Reflecting the diverse range of perspectives on design, the reader brings together over 70 key texts. The essays are presented in themed sections covering history, methods, theory, visuality, identity, consumption, labor, industrialization, new technology, sustainability, and globalization. Each section is separately introduced and each concluded with a guide to further reading. Authors include: Theodor Adorno, Arjun Appadurai, Rayner Banham, Jean Baudrillard, Pierre Bourdieu, Cheryl Buckley, Michel de Certeau, Margaret Cr...

Fashion and Everyday Life
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Fashion and Everyday Life

Taking cultural theorist Michel de Certeau's notion of 'the everyday' as a critical starting point, this book considers how fashion shapes and is shaped by everyday life. Looking historically for the imprint of fashion within everyday routines such as going to work or shopping, or in leisure activities like dancing, the book identifies the 'fashion system of the ordinary', in which clothing has a distinct role in the making of self and identity. Exploring the period from 1890 to 2010, the study is located in London and New York, cities that emerged as as socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, as well as increasingly fashionable. The book re-focuses fashion discourse away from well-trod...

A Complete Geology of Stoke-on-Trent
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 14

A Complete Geology of Stoke-on-Trent

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1983
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Fabric of Cultures
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

The Fabric of Cultures

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-06-02
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Fashion is both public and private, material and symbolic, always caught within the lived experience and providing an incredible tool to study culture and history. The Fabric of Cultures examines the impact of fashion as a manufacturing industry and as a culture industry that shapes the identities of nations and cities in a cross-cultural perspective, within a global framework. The collected essays investigate local and global economies, cultures and identities and the book offers for the first time, a wide spectrum of case studies which focus on a diversity of geographical spaces and places, from global capitals of fashion such as New York, to countries less known or identifiable for fashion such as contemporary Greece and soviet Russia. Highly illustrated and including essays from all over the world, The Fabric of Cultures provides a comprehensive survey of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on fashion, identity and globalisation.

Jet
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

Jet

  • Type: Magazine
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  • Published: 2004-08-16
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.

The Handbook of Textile Culture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 512

The Handbook of Textile Culture

In recent years, the study of textiles and culture has become a dynamic field of scholarship, reflecting new global, material and technological possibilities. This is the first handbook of specially commissioned essays to provide a guide to the major strands of critical work around textiles past and present and to draw upon the work of artists and designers as well as researchers in textiles studies. The handbook offers an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to the topics, issues, and questions that are central to the study of textiles today: it examines how material practices reflect cross-cultural influences; it explores textiles' relationships to history, memory, place, and social and te...

Jet
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

Jet

  • Type: Magazine
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  • Published: 2000-09-25
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.

Old clothes, new looks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 255

Old clothes, new looks

Second-hand fashion has a history as old as the production of clothing itself, but until recently it was given little consideration. Used clothes represent the largest numbers of existing garments but until recently they were not perceived as serious fashion items. However, this has changed dramatically with the rise of vintage web sites, value clothing chains, and the fashion media's perpetuation of the idea that secondhand clothes can be recycled into avant-garde "cool". This book not only shows how important used clothing has become but also what role it plays in culture and history. The Japanese, for example, traditionally salvage sections of kimonos, while in India garments are inexhaustibly recycled. This cross-cultural and historical perspective fills a major gap by offering fresh insights into the innovative use of secondhand dress and age-old traditions of recycling fashion.