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Synopsis: UXL's Fashion, Costume, And Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, And Footwear Through The Ages has all the answers in a comprehensive, chronologically based, affordably priced, four-color, five-volume set.
With typical UXL high quality, Fashion, Costume, And Cultureprovides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Additionally, entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, or practices it relates to, as well as its significance to society or culture.
Entries follow a standardized format to ensure that students can easily do comparisons. Arranged chronologically, each era, century, or decade begins with a short synopsis of the historical highlights. The four main topics areas are clothing, footwear, hairstyles and headgear, and body decoration.
To ensure relevancy for student research needs, entries were selected based on middle school curriculum, as well as their importance to a particular culture or country. Additionally, Fashion, Costume, And Culture is written at a seventh-grade reading level with difficult terms or concepts explained in each entry.
From Booklist: In an age of What I Wore blogs and What Not to Wear television programming, this second edition of Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages handily fills in as the “what they actually wore . . . and why” resource. The sartorially inclined will delight over history’s wealth of finery, including Lovelocks, Justaucorps, Gainsborough chapeaus, Dalmatica, Crackowes, and Gigot sleeves. Alternately, one can try to understand our recent past with entries on the Wonderbra, Rachel haircut, Grunge, and Bling. Arranged chronologically, the six volumes open with hides on Neanderthals and proceed straight through to modern hoodies and the possible related role in the death of Trayvon Martin. Innovations in manufacturing, fashions, and events affecting clothing choices are all covered in due time, as are religious items and vestments of the major world religions. Each chapter opens with an overview of the time period as a whole, highlighting the major economic and social issues of the day, and then delves into all that the subtitle promises: clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear of the time period. Every volume also includes a complete overview of the series’ contents, alphabetical indexes of all entries and topic categories, and a time line. Individual essays deliver the vocabulary and context lacking in the meager glossary. Nearly 400 color or black-and-white photographs and maps enliven the text, as do sidebar boxes with additional insight into some of the people, places, and events that influenced fashion through the years. More advanced researchers may find aid in the “For More Information” sections accompanying all the essays and the bibliography of general fashion resources that completes the set. However, middle-school and high-school students will find their needs met by this colorful and fascinating look at how we adorned ourselves, and why. Highly recommended for school and public libraries. --Genevieve Grove
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