Wearing Propaganda: Textiles on the Home Front in Japan, Britain, and the United States / Edition 1

Wearing Propaganda: Textiles on the Home Front in Japan, Britain, and the United States / Edition 1

by Jacqueline Atkins
     
 

An astonishing survey of the use of fashion and textiles as powerful propaganda tools in the Second World War era

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Overview

An astonishing survey of the use of fashion and textiles as powerful propaganda tools in the Second World War era

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300109252
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 11.56(h) x 1.28(d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Atkins is Kate Fowler Merle-Smith Curator of Textiles at Allentown Art Museum and curator of the Bard Graduate Center Wearing Propaganda exhibition.

Table of Contents

Director's preface9
Foreword11
Introduction19
The Asia-Pacific war and its precedents 1895-4532
Ch. 1Setting the context39
Ch. 2Propaganda on the home fronts : clothing and textiles as message51
Ch. 3Propaganda precedents : pre-1930 propaganda textiles75
Ch. 4Japan's beautiful modern war93
Ch. 5Potatoes are protective, too : cultural icons of Britain at war115
Ch. 6An American vision : propaganda on the home front during World War II137
Ch. 7"Extravagance is the enemy" fashion and textiles in wartime Japan157
Ch. 8Design and war : Kimono as "parlor-performance" propaganda171
Ch. 9War-promoting Kimono (1931-45)183
Ch. 10Keeping up home front morale : "beauty and duty" in wartime Britain205
Ch. 11London squares : the scarves of wartime Britain229
Ch. 12Showing the colors : America239
Ch. 13An Arsenal of design : themes, motis, and metaphors in propaganda textiles258

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