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Dress, Fashion, and Technology: From Prehistory to the Present
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date April 23, 2015
Pages 245
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780857851918
ISBN-10 0857851918
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $34.95
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Technology has been an essential factor in the production of dress and the cultures of fashion throughout human history. Structured chronologically from prehistory to the present day, this is the first broad study of the complex relationship between dress and technology.

Over the course of human history, dress-making and fashion technology has changed beyond recognition: from needles and human hands in the ancient world to complex 20th-century textile production machines, it has now come to include the technologies that influence dress styles and the fashion industry, while fashion itself may drive aspects of technology. In the last century, new technologies such as the electronic media and high-tech manufacturing have helped not just to produce but to define fashion: the creation of automobiles prompted a decline in long skirts for women while the beginnings of space travel caused people to radically rethink the function of dress. In many ways, technology has itself created avant garde and contemporary fashions.

Through an impressive range of international case studies, the book challenges the perception that fashion is unique to western dress and outlines the many ways in which dress and technology intersect. Dress, Fashion and Technology is ideal reading for students and scholars of fashion studies, textile history, anthropology and cultural studies.



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from Bloomsbury USA Academic (April 23, 2015); titled "Dress, Fashion, and Technology: From Prehistory to the Present"
9780857851901 | details & prices | 245 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $99.95
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from Bloomsbury USA Academic (April 23, 2015); titled "Dress, Fashion, and Technology: From Prehistory to the Present"
9780857851918 | details & prices | 245 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $34.95
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