Children learn most effectively when they are actively doing, making, singing or exploring. Most children are captivated by containers - putting things in and then taking them out again! This book includes a host of exciting ideas to extend children's natural interest in collecting and sorting and then filling bags, boxes and trays with all sorts of fascinating things!
Handbags have never been more important in fashion: the 'must-have' bag of the season is a much-lusted-after designer item that can make or break a fashion house. For women, the handbag is an intimate extension of the body, a kind of mobile home for all the items indispensable for daily life, and at the same time an indicator of her fashionability - be it Prada, Vuitton or Chanel.Here, Caroline Cox tells the intriguing story of the handbag, in fact a relatively recent phenomenon only in general use since the early twentieth century. She traces its development from its origins in the nineteenth century with reticules (essentially pockets with handles) and Louis Vuitton's revolutionary Noe bag for the female traveller, via Art Deco clutch bags moulded in Bakelite and the Hermes Kelly bag endorsed by Princess Grace in the 1950s, right up to the accessory of the moment, the Mulberry Roxanne. Lavishly illustrated throughout with rare and striking images of bags historical and modern, and exquisitely designed, Bags will be the must-have book of the season.
"Chenoune, the editor of Carried Away, and Olivier Saillard, the curator of the accompanying exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Europe's leading fashion and design museum, have organized the unimaginable wealth of bags into several categories. The chapter discussing domestic bags explains the relationship of bags in the contemporary world to those of other cultures and antiquity. In the chapter exploring travelers' bags, the rich variety of this type is discussed, including messengers' bags, knapsacks, wineskins, nomads' sacks, bags for supplies, the 'auto' bag of the 1920s, the 'Gladstone' and the humble tote. Bags for professionals are also considered, including survey bags carried by postmen, plumbers, and other craftsmen, but also, medieval messengers' boxes, seamen's duffles, soldier's leather cartridge bags, and an overview of the design, leatherwork, and production of bags. The chapter devoted to bags as talismans celebrates the cross cultural, psychological, sexual, mythical, and shamanistic significance of bags ranging from Pre-Columbian ritual objects, to pilgrims' bags from the Middle Ages and Native American cosmogony bags. Carried Away surveys the surprising evolution of the useful commonplace bag into a high fashion totem, and suggests that, chameleon-like, the bag continues to change its form and adapt itself to new circumstances and uses." "The Illustrations are gathered from an equally wide variety of sources and media, including traditional fashion photography, decorative arts, painting, ethnographic collections, military museums, and private collections." --Book Jacket.
A sandwich bag never looked so good! You can make 35 different creatures. The book includes instructions, bold templates and a quality colour photo of the finished product. (There are 5 pages of wonderful eyes too!)
22 stylish bag designs in a simple Japanese-inspired style Projects include a laptop bag, pocketbooks, knitting and sewing organizers, a thermos cover, a bread bag, a paintbrush case, and a variety of purses and shoulder bags Includes patterns and complete step-by-step instructions Composed mostly out of simple rectangles and squares, the bags are easy to make and have a clean, modern look
Whether it’s the tiny hand-held jewel that holds only a lipstick or the trendy Prada backpack, handbags are our most essential accessory. The ultimate status symbol, bags also speak volumes about our approach to style. This gorgeous book presents the best of contemporary design from the world’s leading firms. Ranging from the status bags of Gucci and Hermès to the exquisite beaded purses of Jamin Puech and Nathalie Hambro, and laden with color photos and sketches, Bags: A Lexicon of Style is a must for fashion lovers and those with a sense of bags as art. Valerie Steele is Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Among her books are The Corset: A Cultural History, Paris Fashion, Fetish, and Fifty Years of Fashion. Laird Borrelli, a fashion historian, also works at The Museum at F.I.T.
The Art of Making Hand-Beaded Bags introduces readers to the techniques needed to create beautiful hand-beaded bags.Beading has been a treasured art form for thousands of years, and beaded handbags have always been fashionable accessories. Now, novice and experienced beaders can make there own dazzling beaded bag by following Karen Torrissi's fun, easy patterns and instructions.
Author : Al Carroll
ISBN : 9780803216297
Genre : History
File Size : 74.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As far back as colonial times, Native individuals and communities have fought alongside European and American soldiers against common enemies. Medicine Bags and Dog Tags is the story of these Native men and women whose military service has defended ancient homelands, perpetuated longstanding warrior traditions, and promoted tribal survival and sovereignty.
Author : Ian Ditch
ISBN : 9781449071073
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 53.46 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
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Laughing kitbags came about because so many people said that I should write a book when I left the Royal Navy about the funnier times. The times you do not get to read about in everyday newspapers! I, like so many others have many a 'dit' to tell and I, like many others tell these stories over & over again. Why?, because they are hilarious but most of all, they represent the 'hard play' which was expected after 'hard work' which was paramount throughout the RN in the 70s and 80s. The 'dits' have been written in a way as to have the reader hopefully feeling that he/she was there at the time. At most times throughout the book the content is of an adult nature, verging almost on explicit!! It is though written with passion,truth and priceless experiences.