Clothing And Landscape In Victorian England

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Clothing And Landscape In Victorian England

Author : Rachel Worth
ISBN : 9781786723451
Genre : History
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At the beginning of the Victorian period, most of England's population lived in the countryside; by its end, the balance had tipped towards living in urban and suburban spaces. In the context of this rapidly changing world, Rachel Worth explores the ways in which the clothing of the rural working classes was represented visually in paintings and photographs and by the literary sources of documentary, autobiography and fiction, as well as by the particular pattern of survival and collection by museums of garments of rural provenance. Clothing and Landscape in Victorian England Rachel Worth explores ways in which clothing and how it is represented throws light on wider social and cultural aspects of society, as well as how ‘traditional’ styles of dress, like men’s smock-frocks or women’s sun-bonnets, came to be replaced by ‘fashion’. Her compelling study, with black & white and colour illustrations, both adds a broader dimension to the history of dress by considering it within the social and cultural context of its time and discusses how clothing enriches our understanding of the social history of the Victorian period.
Category: History

Making Selling And Wearing Boys Clothes In Late Victorian England

Author : Clare Rose
ISBN : 9781351920599
Genre : History
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There has been a great deal of recent interest in masculine clothing, examining both its production and consumption, and the ways in which it was used to create individual identities and to build businesses, from 1850 onwards. Drawing upon a wide range of sources this book studies the interaction between producers and consumers at a key period in the development of the ready-made clothing industry. It also shows that many innovations in advertising clothing, usually considered to have been developed in America, had earlier British precedents. To counter the lack of documentary evidence that has hitherto hampered research into the dress practices of non-elite groups, this book utilises thousands of unpublished visual documents. These include hundreds of manufacturers' designs, which underline an unexpected degree of investment by manufacturers in boys' clothing, and which was matched by heavy investment in advertising, with thousands of images of boys' clothing for shop catalogues in the Stationers' Hall copyright archive. Another key source is the archives of Dr Barnardo's Homes. This extraordinary collection contains over 15,000 documented photographs of boys entering between 1875 and 1900, allowing us to look beyond official polarization of 'raggedness' and 'respectability' used by charities and social reformers of all stripes and to establish the clothing that was actually worn by a large sample of boys. A close analysis of 1,800 images reveals that even when families were impoverished, they strove to present their boys in ways that reflected their position in the family group and in society. By drawing on these visual sources, and linking the design and retailing of boys' clothing with social, cultural and economic issues, this book shows that an understanding of the production and consumption of the boys clothing is central to debates on the growth of the consumer society, the development of mass-market fashion, and concepts of childhood and masculinity.
Category: History

Rational Landscapes And Humanistic Geography

Author : Edward Relph
ISBN : 9781317373650
Genre : Science
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This book, first published in 1981, explores why it is that the modern built environment, while successfully providing material comfort and technical efficiency, none the less breeds despair and depression rather than inspires hope and commitment. The source of this paradox, where material benefits appear to have been gained only at the expense of intangible values and qualities is found in humanism, the persistent and powerful belief that all problems can be solved through the use of human reason. But humanism has become increasingly confused, rationalistic, callously devoted to efficiency, and authoritarian. These confusions and contradictions, together with the anti-nature stance of humanism and its failure to teach humane behaviour, lead the author to conclude that humanism is best rejected. Such rejection does not advocate the inhuman and anti-human, but requires instead a return to the ‘humility’ that lies at the origin of humanism – a respect for objects, creatures, environments and people. This ‘environmental humility’ is explored in the context of individuality of settings, ways of seeing landscapes, appropriation and ways of building places. This title will be of interest to students of human geography.
Category: Science

An Introduction To Landscape

Author : Peter Howard
ISBN : 1409403858
Genre : Social Science
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Beautifully illustrated and including numerous subject 'capsules', this text follows the development of the several threads of the concept of landscape as they have evolved across disciplines and across countries. Divided into three sections, it first of all introduces the key notions of landscape, then examines the various factors which influence the way in which landscape is perceived now and in the past, with all of the senses. Finally, there is a consideration of the various ways of protecting, managing and enhancing the landscape, especially considering a future of climate change.
Category: Social Science

Japanese Fashion Cultures

Author : Masafumi Monden
ISBN : 9781472586728
Genre : History
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From Rococo to Edwardian fashions, Japanese street style has reinvented many western dress styles, reinterpreting and altering their meanings and messages in a different cultural and historical context. This wide ranging and original study reveals the complex exchange of styles and what they represent in Japan and beyond, contesting common perceptions of gender in Japanese dress and the notion that non-western fashions simply imitate western styles. Through case studies focussing on fashion image consumption in style tribes such as Kamikaze Girls, Lolita, Edwardian, Ivy Style, Victorian, Romantic and Kawaii, this ground-breaking book investigates the complexities of dress and gender and demonstrates the flexible nature of contemporary fashion and style exchange in a global context. Japanese Fashion Cultures will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies and related fields.
Category: History

For Every House A Garden

Author : Rudy J. Favretti
ISBN : 0874515149
Genre : Gardening
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Prominent horticulturalists present an excellent practical guide for reproducing period gardens in their many forms
Category: Gardening

Encyclopedia Of The Victorian Era

Author : James Eli Adams
ISBN : UOM:49015003010882
Genre : Reference
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Contains 627 alphabetically arranged essays that examine significant people, places, and events in the social, political, and intellectual history of Great Britain during the sixty-four-year reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901.
Category: Reference

Flower Gardens Of Victorian England

Author : Andrew Clayton-Payne
ISBN : WISC:89016036444
Genre : Gardening
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With Victorian watercolors of over 120 gardens, this volume presents a delightful picture of English garden design during the 19th century. Features the works of more than 40 artists.
Category: Gardening

The Pageant Of Early Victorian England 1837 1861

Author : Elizabeth Burton
ISBN : UOM:39076006437045
Genre : England
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Looks at early Victorian England's buildings, interiors, food, medicine, recreations, gardens, and attitudes toward illness and death.
Category: England

Designing Modern Britain

Author : Cheryl Buckley
ISBN : 9781861894717
Genre : Design
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British culture is marked by indelible icons—red double-decker buses, large oak wardrobes, and the compact sleekness of the Mini. But British industrial and product design have long lived in the shadows of architecture and fashion. Cheryl Buckley here delves into the history of British design culture, and in doing so uniquely tracks the evolution of the British national identity. Designing Modern Britain demonstrates how interior design, ceramics, textiles, and furniture craft of the twentieth century contain numerous hallmark examples of British design. The book explores topics connected to the British design aesthetic, including the spread of international modernism, the eco-conscious designs of the 1980s and 1990s, and the influence of celebrity product designers and their labels. Buckley also investigates popular nostalgia in recent times, considering how museum and gallery exhibitions have been instrumental in reimagining Britain’s past and how the heritage industry has fueled a growing trend among designers of employing images of British culture in their work. A thoughtful look at the aesthetic heritage of a nation that has left its footprint around the globe, Designing Modern Britain will be a valuable text for students and professionals in design.
Category: Design

The Idea Of North

Author : Peter Davidson
ISBN : 9781861895639
Genre : Literary Criticism
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North is the point we look for on a map to orient ourselves. It is also the direction taken throughout history by the adventurous, the curious, the solitary, and the foolhardy. Based in the North himself, Peter Davidson, in The Idea of North, explores the very concept of "north" through its many manifestations in painting, legend, and literature. Tracing a northbound route from rural England—whose mild climate keeps it from being truly northern—to the wind-shorn highlands of Scotland, then through Scandinavia and into the desolate, icebound Arctic Circle, Davidson takes the reader on a journey from the heart of society to its most far-flung outposts. But we never fully leave civilization behind; rather, it is our companion on his alluring ramble through the north in art and story. Davidson presents a north that is haunted by Moomintrolls and the ghosts of long-lost Arctic explorers but at the same time, somehow, home to the fragile beauty of a Baltic midsummer evening. He sets the Icelandic Sagas, Nabokov's snowy fictional kingdom of Zembla, and Hans Christian Andersen's cryptic, forbidding Snow Queen alongside the works of such artists as Eric Ravilious, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Andy Goldsworthy, demonstrating how each illuminates a different facet of humanity's relationship to the earth's most dangerous and austere terrain. Through the lens of Davidson's easy erudition and astonishing range of reference, we come to see that the north is more a goal than a place, receding always before us, just over the horizon, past the last town, off the edge of the map. True north may be unreachable, but The Idea of North brings intrepid readers closer than ever before.
Category: Literary Criticism

Buildings Landscapes

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ISBN : IND:30000092618531
Genre : Vernacular architecture
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Category: Vernacular architecture

Performance And Appropriation

Author : Catherine Benoit
ISBN : 0884023133
Genre : Architecture
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Breaking with the idea that gardens are places of indulgence and escapism, these studies of ritualized practices reveal that gardens in Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean have in fact made significant contributions to cultural change. This book demonstrates methods and the striking results of garden reception studies. The first section explores how cultural changes occur, and devotes chapters to public landscapes in the Netherlands, seventeenth-century Parisian gardens, Freemason gardens in Tuscany, nineteenth-century Scottish kitchen gardens, and the public parks of Edo and modern Tokyo. The second part provides striking examples of construction of self in vernacular gardens in Guadeloupe and American Japanese-style gardens in California. Finally, the third section analyzes struggles for political change in gardens of Yuan China and modern Britain.
Category: Architecture

Photography

Author : Liz Wells
ISBN : 0415307031
Genre : Photography
File Size : 71.88 MB
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This seminal text for photography students identifies key debates in photographic theory, stimulates discussion and evaluation of the critical use of photographic images and ways of seeing. This new edition retains the thematic structure and text features of its predecessors but also expands coverage on photojournalism, digital imaging techniques, race and colonialism. The content is updated with additional international and contemporary examples and images throughout and the inclusion of colour photos. Features of this new edition include: *Key concepts and short biographies of major thinkers *Updated international and contemporary case studies and examples *A full glossary of terms, a comprehensive bibliography *Resource information, including guides to public archives and useful websites
Category: Photography

The Encyclopedia Of Britain

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015048825965
Genre : Gran Bretaña - Historia - Enciclopedias
File Size : 33.5 MB
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"From early settlements in Orkney to people making their mark in Britain today - this brand new encyclopedia covers all aspects of British life and culture. 6,000 entries about people, places, institutions, events, and customs; chronologies and tables that make fact-checking easy; special feature articles that give a more rounded, personal view of Britain's history and culture; 200 quotations; hundreds of photographs and maps; plus a special section on people - TV personalities, contemporary writers, actors, and sportsmen and women; and an extensive list of selected Web sites that relate to the encyclopedia's entries."--[book jacket].
Category: Gran Bretaña - Historia - Enciclopedias