The Study of Dress History, Paperback Book

The Study of Dress History Paperback

Part of the Studies in Design and Material Culture series



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296 pages, Illustrations, black & white|Illustrations, colour
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • Category: Fashion design & theory
  • ISBN: 9780719040658



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