Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Alison Matthews David

Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Publication date: September 2015
ISBN: 9781472577740
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$26.99
Our price:
$25.99

You save: $1.00 (4%)
From insidious murder weapons to blaze-igniting crinolines, clothing has been the cause of death, disease and madness throughout history, by accident and design. Clothing is designed to protect, shield and comfort us, yet lurking amongst seemingly innocuous garments we find hats laced with mercury, frocks laden with arsenic and literally 'drop-dead gorgeous' gowns.

Fabulously gory and gruesome, Fashion Victims takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the lethal history of women's, men's and children's dress, in myth and reality. Drawing upon surviving fashion objects and numerous visual and textual sources, encompassing louse-ridden military uniforms, accounts of the fiery deaths of Oscar Wilde's half-sisters and dancer Isadora Duncan's accidental strangulation by entangled scarf; the book explores how garments have tormented those who made and wore them, and harmed animals and the environment in the process. Vividly chronicling evidence from Greek mythology to the present day, Matthews David puts everyday apparel under the microscope and unpicks the dark side of fashion.

Fashion Victims is lavishly illustrated with over 125 images and is a remarkable resource for everyone from scholars and students to fashion enthusiasts.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
106859 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Alison Matthews David
Bloomsbury Visual Arts, September 2015
ISBN: 9781472577740
EAN:  9781472577740
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $26.99 eBook price: $25.99
Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Alison Matthews David
Bloomsbury Visual Arts, September 2015
ISBN: 9781472577733
EAN:  9781472577733
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $26.99 eBook price: $25.99