Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 February 2002

300 Pages | 61 Illustrations, black & white, 8 Illustrations, colour

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780719040658

Bookseller Code (06)


The study of dress history

Lou Taylor

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Design MUP

  • Over the past ten years the study of dress history has finally achieved academic respectability
  • This book shows how the fields of dress history and dress studies are now benefitting from the adoption of new multi-disciplinary approaches and outlines the full range of these approaches which draw on material culture, ethnography, and cultural studies
  • Raises a series of frank and fresh issues surrounding approaches to the history of dress, including analysis of the academic gender and subject divides that have riven it in the past
  • Comprehensive, engaging and trenchant, this will become the benchmark volume in the study of dress history

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