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Summer: The Last Century

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Fashion Source: The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China (University of California Press, 1998), 218–37. […] Against the sensible and conservative advice of Li Jinde was the contrary urge...

Codpiece

Sandra Lee Evenson

Sandra Lee Evenson is a Professor and Interim Director in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Idaho, USA, where she has taught courses on dress and culture and apparel design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The codpiece was a distinguishing feature of men’s dress from 1408 to about 1575 C.E. Originally a triangle of cloth used to join the individual legs of men’s hose, the codpiece emerged as a nonverbal statement of political and economic...
...The body in modern scholarship serves as a focal point for numerous avenues of research. Michel Foucault and Norbert Elias have even introduced a distinct area of historical research – the ‘history of the body’. As Bryan Turner has stated...

Dress as Political Ideology in Rabelais and Voltaire Utopias

Shoshana-rose Marzel

Shoshana-Rose Marzel is Lecturer of Historical and theoretical aspects of fashion at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dress and Ideology : Fashioning Identity from Antiquity to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The pursuit of happiness is at the heart of every utopia, since “utopia” is defined as “an ideal commonwealth whose inhabitants exist under seemingly perfect conditions. Hence utopian and utopianism are words used to denote visionary reform...

The Italian Renaissance, c. 1400–1600

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Define the term Renaissance and identify the impact the Renaissance had on dressIdentify developments in the economy and the manufacture of textiles and acquisition of clothing...

The Northern Renaissance, c. 1500–1600

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

Book chapter

...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Relate the theme of technology to changes in what was worn during the Northern RenaissanceIdentify items of dress by their Northern Renaissance namesCompare the structure of undergarments...

Prescribing Fashion: Dress, Politics and Gender in Sixteenth-Century Italian Conduct Literature

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: Fashion Theory, 4(2) (Berg Publishers, 2000), 157–77.The study of pre-seventeenth-century dress has relied heavily on the use of contemporary accounts, diaries and prescriptive literature in order to reconstruct the appearance...

The Rise and Fall of the Florentine Toga

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The persistence of the republican ideal and its influence on Florentine politics and culture long after its actual demise has fascinated historians from the sixteenth century onward.Najemy, A History of Florence, 1200-1575, 487. Giorgio...

Society and Festivals

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (Phaidon/Allen & Unwin, 1878), 186–94.Every period of civilization, which forms a complete and consistent whole, manifests itself not only in political life, in religion, art...

Ruinous Appearances

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Both outsiders and members of the Grand ducal court noticed a shift among the Florentine elite away from a mercantile way of life focused on generating money, to a courtly one that placed greater emphasis on spending it, partly on outward...