- Paperback: 286 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; New Ed edition (December 9, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691000816
- ISBN-13: 978-0691000817
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,163,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century New Ed Edition
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From Library Journal
Originally published in French in 1981, this book delves deeply into the cultural significance of 19th-century "consumption and behavior in dress." Extensive research provides rich details and an entertaining tour into the structure and habits of a stratified society where "clothing was a science which mirrored one's social and economic status and propriety was an obsesssion." Dress and Gender (Berg Pub., 1993), edited by Ruth Barnes and Joanne B. Eichner, addresses the topic within a multicultural context; Patricia Cunningham and Susan Lob's Dress and Popular Culture (Bowling Green Univ. Pr., 1991) provides studies into clothing icons of 19th- and 20th-century America. Perrot's book traces the rise of the French ready-made fashion industry, revealing not only the development of consumer shopping but the sources of many inherited rules of contemporary fashion and etiquette. Recommended for academic collections in fashion, design,women's cultural history.
Vicki Gadberry, Mars Hill Coll. Lib., N.C.
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From Scientific American
Perrot puts a serious and persuasive case for the importance of clothing to understanding the `aesthetic and moral' values of the nineteenth century middleclass. Immensely learned, yet written with great delicacy and lightness of touch, it remains the best account available of the meaning, and eventual triumph, of the bourgeois trouserthat most resilient and universal survival of nineteenth century Europe's dominance of the globe.
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This book is perfect for anyone wanting to add to their knowledge of 19th century society.