"This set surveys the impact of American social, cultural, and economic life on mainstream clothing and the fashion industry. Its chronological and thematic arrangement encourages browsing rather than quick consultation. . . . [T]he encyclopedia's placement of fashion within its social and historical context will be interesting to many readers, including theater students and others doing costume research." - Booklist
"This set is useful for the background information it gives on matters related to clothing and dress. . . . Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates, two-year technical program students, and general readers." - Choice
"[V]ery intoxicating. . . . [A] perfect reference source for high school, public, and academic libraries." - Reference & User Services Quarterly
"[T]his guide to American clothing will provide audiences in high school, public and academic libraries with a unique perspective on American social history." - Lawrence Looks at Books
About the Author
Amy T. Peterson is vice-president of Course Development for Career Education Corporation. Her background in costume history research extends over twelve years, and she previously coauthored In An Influential Fashion (2002) for Greenwood Press. Her other publications include Mythology in Our Midst and she was a contributor to The Encyclopedia of Chicago History.
Ann T. Kellogg is a senior industry consultant with Campus Management Corporation. Her background in costume history research extends over fifteen years, and she previously coauthored In An Influential Fashion (2002) for Greenwood Press. Kellogg has curated costume exhibits on fashion designers and costume history, including Givenchy and Traditions and Transitions. for the Chicago Historical Society.
Lynn W. Payne is executive director of higher education for Renaissance Strategies and previously was vice president of education for Career Education Corporation, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at American InterContinental University Online, and assistant professor of marketing and management at Langston University. Publications include Organizational Strategies: Directional Planning (1995), Home-Based Business Basics (1995), and other books and articles.
José Blanco F. is an assistant professor in the Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors Department at the University of Georgia. He is also the manager of the college's Historic Clothing and Textile Collection. Originally from Costa Rica, he holds a PhD in theater from Florida State University. His research focuses on dress and popular culture in the second half of the Twentieth Century.