Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $565.75
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (2) from $565.75   
  • Used (2) from $0.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 1 of 2
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$565.75
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(180)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
0813533333 USED BOOK in good condition| No supplements| Normal wear to cover, edges, spine, corners, and pages | Writing / highlighting | Inventory stickers | Satisfaction ... guaranteed! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Punta Gorda, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 1 of 2
Close
Sort by

Overview

From haute couture to haberdashery, 'deviant' dress to Dior, Elizabeth Wilson traces the social and cultural history of fashion and its complex relationship to modernity. She also discusses fashion's vociferous opponents, from the 'dress reform' movement to certain strands of feminism. Wilson delights in the power of fashion to mark out identity or subvert it. This brand new edition of her book follows recent developments to bring the story of fashionable dress up to date, exploring the grunge look inspired by bands like Nirvana, the 'boho chic' of the mid 90's, retro-dressing, and the meanings of dress from the veil to soccer player David Beckham's pink-varnished toenails.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
Elizabeth Wilson plays devil's advocate with not so politically correct perspectives about fashion. She goes against the usual feminist notion of dress–that clothing serves as an expression of women's oppression–and explores the multi-cultural, multi-sided richness revealed by clothes. According to Elizabeth, fashion should be viewed as an enchanting aspect of popular culture, not seen soley in regard to gender, status or race. Adorned in Dreams highlights fashion's alluring complexity. Each chapter discusses a different perspective on drss from the history of fashion, through fashion and eroticism, to feninism and fashion. The topics of conversation running throughout this book will surely ruffle a few feathers; precisely why its so intriguing.
—SH
From the Publisher
'Elizabeth Wilson is internationally recognised as an authority on fashion, and this is her masterpiece.' – Valerie Steele
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813533339
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Wilson is Emeritus Professor at London Metropolitan University and also teaches at the Architectural Association, the London Institute and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her books include 'Bohemians' (I.B.Tauris), 'Hallucinations: Life in the Post-modern City' and 'The Sphinx in the City'.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The History of Fashion 16
Ch. 3 Explaining It Away 47
Ch. 4 The Fashion Industry 67
Ch. 5 Fashion and Eroticism 91
Ch. 6 Gender and Identity 117
Ch. 7 Fashion and City Life 134
Ch. 8 Fashion and Popular Culture 155
Ch. 9 Oppositional Dress 179
Ch. 10 Utopian Dress and Dress Reform 208
Ch. 11 Feminism and Fashion 228
Ch. 12 Changing Times/Altered States 248
References 278
Bibliography 302
Index 315
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)