On human finery

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Schocken Books, 1976 - Fiction - 239 pages

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Wow! Another astonishingly good book. I expected something like a history of clothing, but this is much more a book of sociology, an investigation of why clothing was static in most societies, changed ... Read full review


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The younger son of Vanesa and Clive Bell, Quentin Bell was born in 1910. He is a painter, sculptor, potter, author and art critic and has been professor of fine art at Oxford; and professor of history and theory of art at Sussex. His books include "On Human Finery," and the two-volume "Virginia Woolf: A Biography," which won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and is the stadard biography of Woolf, who was his mother's sister.

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