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Folk Fashion

Author : Amy Twigger Holroyd
ISBN : 9781838608569
Genre : Social Science
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A dynamic resurgence in sewing and knitting is under way, with many people enjoying making and mending their own garments at home. However, stories abound of homemade clothes languishing at the back of the wardrobe. Amy Twigger Holroyd draws on ideas of fashion, culture and craft to explore makers' lived experiences of creating and wearing homemade clothes in a society dominated by shop-bought garments. Using the innovative metaphor of fashion as common land, Folk Fashion investigates the complex relationship between making, well-being and sustainability. Twigger Holroyd combines her own experience as a designer and knitter with first-hand accounts from folk fashion makers to explore this fascinating, yet under-examined, area of contemporary fashion culture.Looking to the future, she also considers how sewers and knitters might maximise the radical potential of their activities.
Category: Social Science

Folk Fashion

Author : Sherry Bonnice
ISBN : 1590843282
Genre : Clothing and dress
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Provides a history of how clothing has evolved and the impact the changes have made on everyday life.
Category: Clothing and dress

Montr Al Chic A Locational History Of Montreal Fashion

Author : Katrina Sark
ISBN : 9781783206186
Genre : Business & Economics
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Montreal is à la mode. A fashionable city in its own right, it also boasts fashion schools, an industry packed with local designers and manufacturers, and a dynamic scene that exhibits local and international collections. With its vibrant cultural life and affordable cost of living, designers and artists flock from all over to be a part of Montreal’s hip fashion community. Montréal Chic is the first book to document this scene and how it connects with the city’s design, film, music and cultural history. Katrina Sark and Sara Danièle Bélanger-Michaud are intimately acquainted with Montreal and use their first-hand knowledge of the city’s fashion to explore urban culture, music, institutions, scenes and subcultures, along the way uncovering many untold stories of Montreal’s fashion scene.
Category: Business & Economics

Magic Of Fashion

Author : Brian Moeran
ISBN : 9781629583723
Genre : Business & Economics
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Drawing on 20 years of ethnographic fieldwork and anthropological theory, anthropologist Brian Moeran argues that fashion magazines are able to cast a spell over their readers by using practices and rituals found in age-old magical and religious rites.
Category: Business & Economics

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Bill C. Malone
ISBN : 9781469616667
Genre : Reference
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Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.
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Traditional Scandinavian Knitting

Author : Sheila McGregor
ISBN : 0486433005
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 54.78 MB
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An expert on traditional Scandinavian knitting explains the distinctive craft's origins, its various types, and knitting techniques in this classic guide. Sheila McGregor's in-depth treatment ranges from the regional styles of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark to those of the North Atlantic Islands of Faeroe and Iceland. Vibrant patterns for an array of garments include jerseys, gloves and mittens, stockings, and caps. Illustrated with 191 black-and-white and 20 color pictures, this volume is well known and prized among longtime practitioners of the craft. Its return to print will delight a new generation of knitting enthusiasts.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Patriots Against Fashion

Author : A. Maxwell
ISBN : 9781137277145
Genre : History
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During the era of the French revolution, patriots across Europe tried to introduce a national uniform. This book, the first comparative study of national uniform schemes, discusses case studies from Austria, Bulgaria, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey the United States, and Wales.
Category: History

The Scientific Credibility Of Folk Psychology

Author : Garth J.O. Fletcher
ISBN : 9781134787012
Genre : Psychology
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The examination and evaluation of folk psychology and lay cognition has been carried out predominantly in two domains: personality and social psychology, and the philosophy of psychology. Yet, work in these two areas has largely proceeded independently. The assumption on which this volume is founded is that a proper comparison between scientific cognition and folk ways of thought rests on an adequate study of both science and folk psychology. With this in mind, the author provides an analysis of the intricate, and often hidden, links between these two spheres. In doing so, the book poses two related questions. First, what is the nature of folk psychology and how is it related to scientific psychology? Second, of what should the relationship between folk psychology and scientific psychology consist? In answering these two questions, the author draws extensively from research and arguments in social psychology and social cognition, cognitive science, and the philosophy of science. The interdisciplinary approach gives the book a unique perspective that will be of interest to scholars working in social psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy of science. Written in a concise and accessible style, this volume is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students as well as a general psychological audience.
Category: Psychology

Textiles Fashion And Design Reform In Austria Hungary Before The First World War

Author : Ms Rebecca Houze
ISBN : 9781409436683
Genre : Art
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Filling a critical gap in Vienna 1900 studies, this book offers a new reading of fin-de-siècle culture in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy by looking at the preoccupation with embroidery, fabrics, clothing, and fashion. The author resurrects lesser known critics, practitioners, and curators, while also discussing the textile interests of better known figures. Spanning the 50-year life of the Dual Monarchy, this study uncovers new territory in art history, insists on the crucial place of women within modernism, and broadens the cultural history of Habsburg Central Europe.
Category: Art

Exploring The Messianic Secret In Mark S Gospel

Author : John M. Perry
ISBN : 1556129246
Genre : Religion
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In Exploring the Messianic Secret in Mark's Gospel, John Perry shows the reader how to distinguish between the actual history of Jesus and Mark's Messianic Secret theology, explaining why the substance of Mark's theology is still valid and can still nourish our contemporary faith.
Category: Religion