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The Resource Elegance in the age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s, edited by Patricia Mears, G. Bruce Boyer

Elegance in the age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s, edited by Patricia Mears, G. Bruce Boyer

Label
Elegance in the age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s
Title
Elegance in the age of crisis
Title remainder
fashions of the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patricia Mears, G. Bruce Boyer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite the dire financial environment of the 1930s, this decade gave rise to great technical and aesthetic innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyze important developments in both men's and women's fashions of that time. Select experts contribute texts that delve into the economic, political, and cultural influences that shaped these emergent styles. They also explore how industrial capabilities, such as the production of new textiles, allowed couturiers to drape fabric in ways not previously possible, and how revolutionary dressmaking and tailoring techniques gave form to truly modern clothing. Advancements in menswear tailoring in London and Naples paralleled breakthroughs in couture draping in Paris, New York, and even Shanghai. Hollywood also played a role in defining and popularizing this glamorous style. The international trend toward softer, minimally ornamented, and elegantly proportioned clothing differed markedly from the more restrictive attire of the preceding Edwardian era. By contrast, the fashions of the 1930s were made for movement, highlighting the natural and classically idealized body. The revival of classicism and other artistic influences were crucial to the creation of this clean, minimal, and modern new look. "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
391.009/04
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Mears, Patricia
  • Boyer, G. Bruce
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  • Fashion
  • Fashion
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress
  • Nineteen thirties
Label
Elegance in the age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s, edited by Patricia Mears, G. Bruce Boyer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BVY-2116
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780300204209
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Elegance in the age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s, edited by Patricia Mears, G. Bruce Boyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BVY-2116
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780300204209
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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