The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

by Linda Przybyszewski

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465066865
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 207,767
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Linda Przybyszewski is an associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. The author of The Republic According to John Marshall Harlan, the editor of Some Memories of a Long Life, 1854-1911, as well as a prize-winning dressmaker, she lives in South Bend, Indiana.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing the Dress Doctors
2. Art: Principles for Beauty
3. Occasions: The Duty and Pleasure of Dress
4. Thrift: Much for Little
5. Revolt: The Fall of the Dress Doctors
6. Aftermath: Tyrannies of Age and Size
Epilogue: Legacies

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The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a seamstress I really enjoyed this book. I have always thought that Home Economics should have been left in school and agree with this author that the absence of it has left generations of women "unschooled and unskilled" in the ways of dress. This book shows we have come a long way in how we dress and maybe not always for the best. If you like fashion you will enjoy this book. There is a really good article on the subject of Fashion Academics,by this Arthur, in Vogue Patterns Magazine June/July 2014. The book goes into more detail than the article and is very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book digs deep into the past in American fashion, when every woman was expected to look her best at every age. There are many lovely illustrations. I bought this as a nook book and the artwork does not suffer at all in e-format. The old rules have reminded me to care more about my appearance.
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