Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Book - 2005
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Tracing the stylistic and functional threads that unite clothing across time and cultures this A-to-Z encyclopedia is the essential resource for exploring the relationship between culture and couture. This broad-based set examines the origins of clothing, the development of fabrics and technologies and the social meanings of dress. It also presents information on representative costumes from a wide variety of historical eras, which are frequently the topic of student research. Topics range from the bustle, sari and toga to polyester and body piercing. The set includes a comprehensive general index in the last volume, a timeline and a topical outline. From the secondary school student writing a paper on dress among Native Americans to the university student interested in the underpinnings of clothing design, this three-volume set represents a unique and valuable source.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Charles Scribner's Sons, c2005
ISBN: 0684314517 (e-book)
0684313979 (v. 3)
0684313960 (v. 2)
0684313952 (v. 1)
0684313944 (set : hardcover : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: YR391.003 ENC
Characteristics: 3 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Steele, Valerie

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