Garb : A Fashion and Culture Reader

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For courses in Cultural Studies, Fashion Electives, Visual Culture, Fine Arts. Garb: A Reader on Fashion and Culture investigates the complexity of postmodern attitudes toward dress, fashion, identity and culture through a broad range of perspectives and theoretical approaches. Diverse essays show the richness of the field, as authors from various disciplines explore the significance of fashion and fashion visual culture in the contemporary world. Four hours of filmed interviews accompany the reader and include personal stories from emerging designers and seasoned professionals. Art and design departments will appreciate the interdisciplinary approach of this collaborative work as authors share their passion for fashion, culture, theory and art. Pearson Education is proud to bring world-renowned Dorling Kindersley (DK) products to your classroom. Instantly recognized by their fascinating, full-color photographs and illustrations on every page, DK titles will add meaning to expository text and make learning accessible and, fun. Other DK hallmarks include cross-section views, 3D models, and text to visual call-outs to help readers comprehend and enjoy the wealth of information each book provides. With Pearson, you can see DK in a whole new way! For a complete listing of titles, please visit:
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131119109
  • 9780131119109
  • 2,157,323

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Table of Contents PART ONE: MAINSTREAMINGIntroduction: Parme Giuntini and Kathryn Hagen: MainstreamingFrauke von der Horst: Skirting the Issue or "Why won't you show your pretty legs any more?"Kenneth Berger: The Outmoded, the Reactionary, and the Revival of the SuitParme Giuntini: Uniformly SoJoanne Byce: School Uniforms: Creating the Good CitizenEditors' interview with Sammy Hoi, President of Otis College of Art & DesignEditors' interview with Rosemary Brantley, Chair, School of Fashion at Otis College of Art & Design PART TWO: OUT OF THE BOXIntroduction: Kathryn Hagen: Outside the Fashion BoxParme Giuntini: Betwixt and Between: A Landscape of Female ChildhoodRandall Lavender: My Jeans, Myself, and IMichael Wright: Reflections and Recollections on Black and Black Leather JacketsKathryn Hagen: Irony and Ambivalence: Postmodern Issues in the Fashion WorldKathryn Hagen: The White Shirt (deconstructed)Heather Joseph-Witham: Ironic Bodies and Tattooed JewsAnn Steinsapir: Who Am I? Who are You? Inflected Dress in SyriaKerri Steinberg: Towards a Seamless Identity: From Fashion and the Experience of American Jewish WomenMarsha Hopkins: My BanglesDebra Ballard: Fashion Matters: Reweaving and Asian Cultural IdentityKathryn Hagen: Cyberfashion PART THREE: FASHION AND VISUAL CULTUREIntroduction: Parme Giuntini andKathryn Hagen: Fashion and Visual CultureEditors' interview with Bob Mackie, DesignerEditors' interview with Dave HickeyPhoto Layouts and Artists' Statement Jeffrey O'Connell Soo Kim Jane Goren John Swihart Robert Williams Joan Takayama-Ogawa Jackie Den Hartog Sara Streeter Isabel Toledo PART FOUR: WHEN LESS IS MOREIntroduction: Parme Giuntini: Bathing Suits and Consuming DesiresMarlena Donohue: The Semiotics of the Itsy Bitsy BikiniParme Giuntini: The Speedo-A Few Brief WordsKathryn Hagen: Peggy Moffitt's Bare BreastsDavid Kunzle: The Corse Revival After World War II: From Submission to EmpowermentKathryn Hagen: The Bullet BraSheldon Forbes: Panty LinesPaul Vangelisti: The Light Fantastic PART FIVE: FEMALE ICONSIntroduction: Parme Giuntini: Iconically YoursParme Giuntini: Prom Dresses/Prom DreamsMiranda Banks: Red, White and Breastplates: Clothing a SuperheroJeanne Willette: What to Wear When FallingParme Giuntini: Here Comes the BridePatricia Stiles: Till Death Do Us Part. . . .Or CONCLUSIONEnding it. . . : Parme Giuntini and Kathryn Hagen NOTE ON CONTRIBUTORSSELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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