Stitches in time

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Opening this lavishly illustrated book is like stepping in to a dressing room and riffling through drawers and cupboards to pull out the items within. The reader then discovers what these pieces of clothing reveal about aesthetics, sex, gender, class and lifestyle through the ages. This a stylish tour of the most important developments and the most interesting oddments in the history of fashion, from ancient times to the present day, and is crammed with fascinating and eminently quotable facts.

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Riffling through the wardrobes of years gone by, costume historian Lucy Adlington reveals the rich stories underlying the clothes we wear in this stylish tour of the most important developments in the history of fashion, from ancient times to the present day.

Starting with underwear – did you know Elizabeth I owned just one pair of drawers, worn only after her death? – she moves garment by garment through Western attire, exploring both the items we still wear every day and those that have gone the way of the dodo (sugared petticoats, farthingales and spatterdashers to name but a few).

Beautifully illustrated throughout, and crammed with fascinating and eminently quotable facts, Stitches in Time shows how the way we dress is inextricably bound up with considerations of aesthetics, sex, gender, class and lifestyle – and offers us the chance to truly appreciate the extraordinary qualities of these, our most ordinary possessions.

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Weight 0.342 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

ix, 454 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

391.009 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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