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The anatomy of fashion : dressing the body from the Renaissance to today /

by Vincent, Susan J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2009Edition: English ed.Description: xvi, 234 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781845207649 (pbk.); 1845207645 (pbk.); 9781845207632 (cloth); 1845207637 (cloth).Subject(s): Fashion design -- History | Body image -- History | Human body -- Social aspects
Contents:
Prologue: Approaching the past -- Head and neck -- Breasts and waist -- Hips and bottom -- Genitals and legs -- Skin -- Epilogue: Fashioning the body today.
Summary: Taking different body parts in turn, this book invites us to view ourselves as we have been in the past. Arguing that analysis needs to aspire to the proliferation and playfulness of fashion itself, it both explores a different aesthetic and examines its implications. Whether in the mechanisms of production, the politics of consumption, the construction of sexuality or gender, or the formation and reformation of manners and morals, fashion is there.--[back cover]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue: Approaching the past -- Head and neck -- Breasts and waist -- Hips and bottom -- Genitals and legs -- Skin -- Epilogue: Fashioning the body today.

Taking different body parts in turn, this book invites us to view ourselves as we have been in the past. Arguing that analysis needs to aspire to the proliferation and playfulness of fashion itself, it both explores a different aesthetic and examines its implications. Whether in the mechanisms of production, the politics of consumption, the construction of sexuality or gender, or the formation and reformation of manners and morals, fashion is there.--[back cover]

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