Author : Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast
File Type : PDF
Language : English
Pendergast Sara and Tom – Fashion Costume and Culture Volume 3 – The European Cultures From the Renaissance to the Modern Era
This set provides facts and information about the cultural, religious and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding and other types of fashion or style is examined. Additionally, entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals or practices it relates to, as well as its significance to society or culture. Entries follow a standardized format to ensure that students can easily do comparisons. Arranged chronologically, each era, century or decade begins with a short synopsis of the historical highlights. With further division of the information by region, similar nations, countries and cultures are presented together and include an overview broken up with numerous subheads leading students directly to the information they need. For additional ease-of-use, information on specific fashion items and the country or culture that used them is divided into four main topics areas including: Clothing, Footwear, Hairstyles and headgear, Body decoration.