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The Berg Companion to Fashion

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Author: Valerie Steele
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* An essential reference for students, curators and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, and the expanding range of disciplines that see fashion as imbued with meaning far beyond the material. * Over 300 in-depth entries covering designers, articles of clothing, key concepts and styles. * Edited and introduced by Valerie Steele, a scholar who has revolutionized the study of fashion, and who has been described by The Washington Post as one of "fashion's brainiest women." Derided by some as frivolous, even dangerous, and celebrated by others as art, fashion is anything but a neutral topic. Behind the hype and the glamour is an industry that affects all cultures of the world. A potent force in the global economy, fashion is also highly influential in everyday lives, even amongst those who may feel impervious. This handy volume is a one-stop reference for anyone interested in fashion - its meaning, history and theory. From Avedon to Codpiece, Dandyism to the G-String, Japanese Fashion to Subcultures, Trickle down to Zoot Suit, The Berg Companion to Fashion provides a comprehensive overview of this most fascinating of topics and will serve as the benchmark guide to the subject for many years to come.

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Edited and introduced by Valerie Steele, a scholar who has revolutionized the study of fashion, and who has been described by The Washington Post as one of "fashion's brainiest women" A one-stop-shop for fashion reference -- authoritative content all in one handy volume Entries range from Avedon to Codpiece, Dandyism to the G-String, Japanese Fashion to Subcultures, Trickle down to Zoot Suit Over 300 in-depth entries covering designers, articles of clothing, key concepts and styles Also available in hardback, 9781847885920 GBP75.00 (September, 2010)

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General Fields

  • : 9781847885630
  • : A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • : Berg Publishers
  • : September 2010
  • : 244mm X 189mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 800
  • : Valerie Steele
  • : 150 bw illustrations, 32pp colour plate section
  • : Paperback
  • : 1