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: more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131119109
  • 9780131119109
  • 1,998,737

Table of contents

Table of Contents PART ONE: MAINSTREAMING Introduction: Parme Giuntini and Kathryn Hagen: Mainstreaming Frauke 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 Suit Parme Giuntini: Uniformly So Joanne Byce: School Uniforms: Creating the Good Citizen Editors' interview with Sammy Hoi, President of Otis College of Art & Design Editors' interview with Rosemary Brantley, Chair, School of Fashion at Otis College of Art & Design PART TWO: OUT OF THE BOX Introduction: Kathryn Hagen: Outside the Fashion Box Parme Giuntini: Betwixt and Between: A Landscape of Female Childhood Randall Lavender: My Jeans, Myself, and I Michael Wright: Reflections and Recollections on Black and Black Leather Jackets Kathryn Hagen: Irony and Ambivalence: Postmodern Issues in the Fashion World Kathryn Hagen: The White Shirt (deconstructed) Heather Joseph-Witham: Ironic Bodies and Tattooed Jews Ann Steinsapir: Who Am I? Who are You? Inflected Dress in Syria Kerri Steinberg: Towards a Seamless Identity: From Fashion and the Experience of American Jewish Women Marsha Hopkins: My Bangles Debra Ballard: Fashion Matters: Reweaving and Asian Cultural Identity Kathryn Hagen: Cyberfashion PART THREE: FASHION AND VISUAL CULTURE Introduction: Parme Giuntini andKathryn Hagen: Fashion and Visual Culture Editors' interview with Bob Mackie, Designer Editors' interview with Dave Hickey Photo 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 MORE Introduction: Parme Giuntini: Bathing Suits and Consuming Desires Marlena Donohue: The Semiotics of the Itsy Bitsy Bikini Parme Giuntini: The Speedo-A Few Brief Words Kathryn Hagen: Peggy Moffitt's Bare Breasts David Kunzle: The Corse Revival After World War II: From Submission to Empowerment Kathryn Hagen: The Bullet Bra Sheldon Forbes: Panty Lines Paul Vangelisti: The Light Fantastic PART FIVE: FEMALE ICONS Introduction: Parme Giuntini: Iconically Yours Parme Giuntini: Prom Dresses/Prom Dreams Miranda Banks: Red, White and Breastplates: Clothing a Superhero Jeanne Willette: What to Wear When Falling Parme Giuntini: Here Comes the Bride Patricia Stiles: Till Death Do Us Part...Or CONCLUSION Ending it... : Parme Giuntini and Kathryn Hagen NOTE ON CONTRIBUTORS SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHYshow more

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