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Adorned in Dreams

Fashion and Modernity

Adorned in Dreams( )
Author: Wilson, Elizabeth
ISBN:978-0-8135-3333-9
Publication Date:Dec 2003
Publisher:Rutgers University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

When Adorned in Dreams was first published in 1985, Angela Carter described the book as "the best I have read on the subject, bar none." From haute couture to haberdashery, "deviant" dress to Dior, Elizabeth Wilson traces the social and cultural history of fashion and its complex relationship to modernity. She also discusses fashion's vociferous opponents, from the "dress reform" movement to certain strands of feminism. Wilson delights in the power of fashion to mark out...
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Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Design / Fashion & Accessories
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 Inches
Book Weight:1 Pounds
Author Biography
Wilson, Elizabeth (Author)
Elizabeth Wilson is a professor of cultural studies at the University of North London. She has published several books, including The Sphinx in the City and Hallucinations: Life in the Post-Modern City.

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