Fashions of a Decade: The 1940s

Fashions of a Decade: The 1940s

by Patricia Baker
     
 

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Fashions of a Decade is a new series packed with color illustrations, taking a fresh and exciting look at the most influential trends in twentieth-century fashion.

Each decade from the 1920s to the 1990s is covered by a separate book, lavishly illustrated with original paintings and contemporary photographs, record jackets, advertisements, posters, and more. The

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Fashions of a Decade is a new series packed with color illustrations, taking a fresh and exciting look at the most influential trends in twentieth-century fashion.

Each decade from the 1920s to the 1990s is covered by a separate book, lavishly illustrated with original paintings and contemporary photographs, record jackets, advertisements, posters, and more. The test and pictures place fashion in the context of contemporary culture, international events, and the relentless pace of social change.

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Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One in a series of eight books updated and revised, the 1940s edition follows fashion through that decade, juxtaposing its trends and influences alongside the events of the time. The 40s are profiled in the introduction, with World War II being the greatest influence on the decade, politically, socially, and economically. The subsequent eight chapters focus on various influences on fashion in more detail, such as Paris during the War, America's response to the decline in the fashion industry in Europe, men's fashion, Zout suits and Zazous, Hollywood's effect on fashion, and the post- War New Look. The interesting layout utilizes text, period photos and illustrations, and boxed highlights to grab young readers' attention. The text is comprehensive and well researched but often goes into too much detail for the intended audience. The variety of illustrations may sustain the readers' interest. A chronology, glossary, and an index are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816024674
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Fashions of a Decade Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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