History

What Clothes Reveal

What Clothes Reveal

Author: Linda Baumgarten

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300095807

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 344

Illustrated with more than 300 color photographs, including many details and back views, What Clothes Reveal treats not only elegant, high-style clothing in colonial America but also garments for everyday and work, the clothing of slaves, and maternity and nursing apparel.".
Self-Help

Clothing Alteration Secrets Revealed 3rd Edition

Clothing Alteration Secrets Revealed 3rd Edition

Author: Judith Turner

Publisher: Judith Turner

ISBN: 9780980352528

Category: Self-Help

Page: 228

View: 326

A practical guide to clothing alterations. Physical book also includes Jean Genie on the inside cover which ensures the right hem allowance is created and allows to sew professional jean hem with domestic sewing machine. Covers most common clothes alteration needs like how to take in, let out, take up and let down. Trousers, jeans, dresses, gowns. skirts, shirts, jackets and tee shirts and tops. Learn how to sew tee shirt fabric with Judith's easy technique.
Design

Shaping Femininity

Shaping Femininity

Author: Sarah Bendall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350164130

Category: Design

Page: 352

View: 612

In sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, the female silhouette underwent a dramatic change. This very structured form, created using garments called bodies and farthingales, existed in various extremes in Western Europe and beyond, in the form of stays, corsets, hoop petticoats and crinolines, right up until the twentieth century. With a nuanced approach that incorporates a stunning array of visual and written sources and drawing on transdisciplinary methodologies, Shaping Femininity explores the relationship between material culture and femininity by examining the lives of a wide range of women, from queens to courtiers, farmer's wives and servants, uncovering their lost voices and experiences. It reorients discussions about female foundation garments in English and wider European history, arguing that these objects of material culture began to shape and define changing notions of the feminine bodily ideal, social status, sexuality and modesty in the early modern period, influencing enduring Western notions of femininity. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, Shaping Femininity is the first large-scale exploration of the materiality, production, consumption and meanings of women's foundation garments in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England. It offers a fascinating insight into dress and fashion in the early modern period, and offers much of value to all those interested in the history of early modern women and gender, material culture and consumption, and the history of the body, as well as curators and reconstructors.
Women's clothing

Fashion and Function in Women's Dress as Revealed in Clothing Patents, 1846-1920

Fashion and Function in Women's Dress as Revealed in Clothing Patents, 1846-1920

Author: Mihaela Cornelia Peteu

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293025040670

Category: Women's clothing

Page: 678

View: 106

Literary Criticism

Fashion and Authorship

Fashion and Authorship

Author: Gerald Egan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030268985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 683

Studies of fashion and literature in recent decades have focused primarily on representations of clothing and dress within literary texts. But what about the author? How did he dress? What where her shopping practices and predilections? What were his alliances with modishness, stylishness, fashion? The essays in this book explore these and other questions as they look at authors from the eighteenth century through the postmodern and digital eras, cultural producers who were also men and women of fashion: Alexander Pope, Hester Thrale, Mary Robinson, Lord Byron, William Thackeray, Charlotte Bronte, Wilkie Collins, Margaret Oliphant, Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, Trudi Kanter, Angela Carter, and Martin Margiela. The essays collected here ultimately converge upon a fundamental question: what happens to our notions of timeless literature when authorship itself is implicated in the transient and the temporary, the cycles and materials of fashion? “Gerald Egan’s provocative introduction to this exciting new book poses a bold question: How are authorship and literature – so often linked to ideas of transcendence – implicated in the transient trends and stuff of fashion? The thirteen chapters that follow track authorship’s complex implication in the discourses and materiality of fashion and fashionable goods from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Wide-ranging in discipline and chronology, yet forensically focused and carefully argued, this book makes a striking and wonderfully original contribution to studies of authorship, celebrity and material culture.” — Dr Jennie Batchelor, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies,University of Kent, UK
Design

You Are What You Wear

You Are What You Wear

Author: Jennifer Baumgartner

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 9780738215204

Category: Design

Page: 274

View: 392

Explores the psychology behind style choices which explains why women do not dress their age, wear all the clothing they purchase, or dress to flatter their body shape, in order to help them develop a personal style and make life changes.
Music

Banjo Roots and Branches

Banjo Roots and Branches

Author: Robert B Winans

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252050640

Category: Music

Page: 360

View: 366

The story of the banjo's journey from Africa to the western hemisphere blends music, history, and a union of cultures. In Banjo Roots and Branches, Robert B. Winans presents cutting-edge scholarship that covers the instrument's West African origins and its adaptations and circulation in the Caribbean and United States. The contributors provide detailed ethnographic and technical research on gourd lutes and ekonting in Africa and the banza in Haiti while also investigating tuning practices and regional playing styles. Other essays place the instrument within the context of slavery, tell the stories of black banjoists, and shed light on the banjo's introduction into the African- and Anglo-American folk milieus. Wide-ranging and illustrated with twenty color images, Banjo Roots and Branches offers a wealth of new information to scholars of African American and folk musics as well as the worldwide community of banjo aficionados. Contributors: Greg C. Adams, Nick Bamber, Jim Dalton, George R. Gibson, Chuck Levy, Shlomo Pestcoe, Pete Ross, Tony Thomas, Saskia Willaert, and Robert B. Winans.
History

Rebels Rising

Rebels Rising

Author: Benjamin L. Carp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195378559

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 666

Looking at the physical environments of cities as political catalysts, Carp contends that what began as interaction, negotiation, conflict, and compromise in churches, taverns, wharves, and city streets developed into a wider political awareness and collaborative political action.
Fiction

Land So Fair

Land So Fair

Author: Firth Haring Fabend

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595473168

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

View: 372

Land So Fair opens in 1737 on a Hudson Valley farm, where the family's land, "sought, bought, cleared, planted, harvested, bequeathed, fought over, challenged, confiscated, and laced with bones and blood," is threatened anew each generation. Three strong-minded Dutch-American women, related to each other by marriage, deal with the privations of life in a wilderness community, the deaths of beloved family members, threats to their land by outside usurpers, and a dawning realization that slavery, once considered "necessary", is leading inexorably to tragedy. Troubles within the Dutch church, combined with violent uprisings by slaves, make life a test of endurance, physically, emotionally, and morally. As the struggle for independence from England versus loyalty to the Crown heats up, war erupts, and daily life takes on an ever-more desperate character. A fierce local "civil war" intensifies the looting, plundering, massacre, battles, and treason of the Revolution. In the end, the futility of war is clear when the English commander in chief acknowledges to George Washington in 1783 that the conflict should have ended with the American victory at Trenton seven years before, in 1776. "Fabend's evocative prose recreates a vivid New World. A poignant and gripping story, richly researched."
Political Science

Management and Participation in the Public Sphere

Management and Participation in the Public Sphere

Author: Merviö, Mika Markus

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466685543

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 304

Public policy has a dynamic effect on multiple facets of modern society. Methods for managing and engaging the public sphere continue to change conceptually across the globe, impacting the ways that governments and citizens interact both within and across borders. Management and Participation in the Public Sphere is a definitive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the interplay of public affairs and the domestic realm, providing innovative methods on managing public policy across various nations, cultures, and governments. Featuring expansive coverage on a multitude of relevant topics in civic involvement, information technology, and modes of government, this publication is a pivotal reference source for researchers, students, and professionals seeking current developments in novel approaches to public policy studies. This publication features timely, research-based chapters on the critical issues of public policy including, but not limited to, archival paradigms, Internet censorship, media control, civic engagement, virtual public spaces, online activism, higher education, and public-private partnerships.
Fiction

The Breathing Sea

The Breathing Sea

Author: E.P. Clark

Publisher: Helia Press

ISBN: 9781734036770

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

View: 507

Dasha is a gift. Only she’s not very gifted. Both books in the awarding-winning Breathing Sea mini-series in one omnibus edition! Dasha was born at the behest of the gods, her mother’s pledge between the world of women and the world of spirits. The Krasnograd kremlin looks to her to rule with fire, steel, and magic, just as her Imperial foremothers did. Instead, she’s shy, retiring, and the least magically talented girl her tutors have ever seen. Now that she’s almost a woman grown, she needs to learn to harness her gifts, but all she can do is have fits and useless visions. When her father offers to take her on her first journey away from Krasnograd, Dasha jumps at the chance to see her native land. But their journey quickly turns into more than a mere pleasure trip. The wide world is more dangerous than Dasha had imagined, and her rapidly growing gifts may be the most dangerous thing in it. But Dasha is not the only danger in Zem’. War is raging on its borders, and threatens to spill into Zem’ itself. No matter which side Dasha’s people choose, they may not be able to keep their freedom and their way of life. Dasha may hold the key to protecting Zem’—but she may have to lose herself in order to save her people. If you loved First Lessons or The Bear and the Nightingale, try this epic fantasy saga set in a magical Russian world where trees walk, animals talk, and women rule. With discussion questions at the end.
Young Adult Fiction

The Amanda Project: Book 2: Revealed

The Amanda Project: Book 2: Revealed

Author: Amanda Valentino

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062001542

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 197

View: 949

The closer you get to discovering why Amanda left, the more you realize that nothing about her is what it seems. . . . Hal, Callie, and Nia are more determined than ever to figure out who Amanda really is, especially after the vice principal was attacked and they spotted a note from Amanda in his car. Clues are pouring in to www.theamandaproject.com, but some of them lead to more questions than answers. When the three friends find a locked, carved box they're sure it holds the key to Amanda's secrets. If only they could get it open! As they begin to unravel the tangled web of Amanda's life, Hal discovers a strange list with their names on it, and he suspects it means any one of them could be the next target. One thing's for sure: In the search for Amanda, no one can be trusted.