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The Resource Corsets and codpieces : a history of outrageous fashion, from Roman times to the modern era, by Karen Bowman

Corsets and codpieces : a history of outrageous fashion, from Roman times to the modern era, by Karen Bowman

Label
Corsets and codpieces : a history of outrageous fashion, from Roman times to the modern era
Title
Corsets and codpieces
Title remainder
a history of outrageous fashion, from Roman times to the modern era
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Bowman
Title variation
Corsets & codpieces
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of British fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors. In the days before cosmetic surgery, people used bum rolls and bombastic breeches to augment their figures; painted their faces with poisonous concoctions; and doused themselves with scent to cover body odour. Take a fresh look at history's hidden fashion disasters and discover the stories behind historical garments: * How removing a Medieval woman's headdress could reveal her as a harlot * Why Tudor men traded in their over-sized codpieces for corsets * The ridiculous roof-raising results of four-foot high Georgian headgear * How the crinoline caused a spate of shoplifting among Victorian ladies Karen Bowman charts our sartorial history from the animal skins first used to cover our modesty and show off hunting skills, right up to the 20th century drive for practicality and comfort
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowman, Karen
Dewey number
391/.00941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT730
LC item number
.B67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing and dress
  • Fashion
  • Fashion design
  • Clothing and dress
Label
Corsets and codpieces : a history of outrageous fashion, from Roman times to the modern era, by Karen Bowman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Short skirts, long beards -- Modest medieval -- Ruffs and hose -- Drums and wheels -- Sumptuous Stuarts -- Gorgeous Georgians -- False calves and rising moons -- Death by crinoline -- Bustles -- La belle époque -- The roaring twenties -- Abominable trousers and rationed fashion -- Cinches and pinches: a brave new world? -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn936533577
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Extent
vii, 166 pages
Isbn
9781510708570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)936533577
Label
Corsets and codpieces : a history of outrageous fashion, from Roman times to the modern era, by Karen Bowman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Short skirts, long beards -- Modest medieval -- Ruffs and hose -- Drums and wheels -- Sumptuous Stuarts -- Gorgeous Georgians -- False calves and rising moons -- Death by crinoline -- Bustles -- La belle époque -- The roaring twenties -- Abominable trousers and rationed fashion -- Cinches and pinches: a brave new world? -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn936533577
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Extent
vii, 166 pages
Isbn
9781510708570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)936533577

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