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Barron's Educational Series, Oct 1, 1998 - Design - 190 pages
This heavily illustrated overview of fashion presents the clothing styles of men & women from the late Middle Ages & Renaissance, through the era of democracy & industrialization, & culminating with the diverse fashions & fashion leaders of the present day. Readers gain an understanding of how fashions in dress have always reflected social status & each era's dominant social philosophies. All aspects of fashion history are presented, & an overview of fashion's significance shows how it shapes the way we live, how it has influenced expression throughout the world, & how it affects both the fine & commercial arts. This book includes an extensive glossary, a list for further reading, & a detailed index.

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New types of work Clothing manufacture at home and in factories Women in the bourgeoisie
Modem revolutions The liberation of the female body
The Roaring Twenties

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