Fashions of a Decade: The 1930s
Loaded with full-color illustrations, the Fashions of a Decade set provides an exciting new way for students to learn about modern history. The eight-volume set captures the wildly divergent clothing styles and trends that have played such a crucial role in defining our century. From the gaudy to the austere, from the shocking to the sublime, Fashions of a Decade chronicles the modern world's continual desire to express itself -- and to mold itself -- through fashion. What truly distinguishes this set is its exploration of these trends in the context of Western history. It looks at the dramatic world events, shifting social movements, and fascinating political and cultural movements that influenced the world of twentieth-century fashion.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing
Fashions of a Decade: 1950s by Patricia Baker is mostly slanted towards North America, where the 1950’s were a time of peace and prosperity. These easier years in turn gave women more freedom and the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joririchardson - LibraryThing
A short and summarized description of fashion in the 1940's, during and after World War II. It goes into detail without being monotonous - but I didn't focus on the text all that much; I was most ... Read full review