By Valerie Steele
From diapers to Dior, saris to serapes, the realm of garments is almost as colossal and as historic because the human race. Tracing the stylistic and useful threads that unite garments throughout time and cul-tures -- in addition to delving into the divergent kinds and value of clothing -- this A to Z encyclopedia is the basic source for exploring the connection among tradition and couture.
This broad-based set surveys garments, physique adornment, and examines the origins of garments, the improvement of materials and applied sciences, and the social meanings of costume. It additionally provides details on consultant costumes from a large choice of historic eras, that are often the subject of scholar study. issues diversity from the bustle, sari, and toga to Polyester and physique piercing. the quick entries clarify the background of clothes (necktie, codpiece, cocktail costume, bathing swimsuit, burqua, Nehru jacket), ideas and manufactures (batik, dry cleansing, zipper, stone washing), physique adornment (makeup, masks, tattoo, wig), and demanding people and associations (Coco Chanel, Edith Head, Yves Saint-Laurent, style Institute of Technology). The longer essays offer cultural context: type, gender, sumptuary legislation, gown layout for degree and monitor, advertisements; type careers; ecclesiastical costume; army uniforms; and so forth.
The set contains a complete common index within the final quantity, a timeline, and a topical define. From the secondary university pupil writing a paper on gown between local american citizens to the college pupil drawn to the underpinnings of garments layout, this set represents a distinct and useful resource. (20050501)
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At a 1966 rally, the black leader Stokely Carmichael fused style, politics, and self-love when he told the crowd: “We have to stop being ashamed of being black. A broad nose, a thick lip, and nappy hair is us and we are going to call that beautiful whether they like it or not. We are not going to fry our hair anymore” (Bracey, Meier, and Rudwick 1970, p. 472). The phrase “black is beautiful” was everywhere and it summed up a new aesthetic ranking that valued the beauty of dark brown skin and the tight curls of unstraightened hair.
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