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168 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
206 p. : colored illustrations ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
  • Foreword-- Introduction-- Chapter 1: 1600-1789-- Case Study: An 18th-Century Silk Dress in Detail-- Drawn from Nature, 1600-1800, Clare Browne-- Chapter 2: 1789-1914-- Case Study: A 19th Century Day Dress and Hat in Detail-- Engaging with Nature, 1800-1900, Edwina Ehrman-- Chapter 3: 1914-1990-- Case Study: Cellulose Couture-- Imagining Nature, 1900-2016-- Chapter 4: 1990-present-- Case Study: Planet Money T-Shirts-- End Notes-- Bibliography-- Glossary-- Key Organisations-- Index-- Acknowlgements.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851779451 20180611
Fashion has always sought to celebrate nature - from sumptuous silks and floral patterns, to the spectacular creations of designers such as Alexander McQueen and Christian Dior, the two have long been entwined. Yet this reverence is sometimes combined with a damaging need for raw materials. From the seventeenth century to the present day, Fashioned from Nature examines our dependence on the natural world and the devastating effect of certain trends, as seen in the demand for ivory, fur, skins and exotic feathers. Today, intense consumerism and fast fashion have a different impact on the world around us, and this book discusses the need for a more responsible fashion cycle. But which has the greater environmental impact - a leather handbag or a white cotton t-shirt? Consider the effects of land clearance, insecticides and water consumption - not to mention washing after every wear - and the answer may not be completely clear. Fascinating and beautifully illustrated, this book will stimulate an important and timely debate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851779451 20180611
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 148 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments 1. Introduction Etymology of Fashion Fashion as a Concept and a Phenomenon Proponents and Opponents of Fashion Studies of Fashion in Social Science Outline of the Book 2. Sociological Discourse and Empirical Studies of Fashion Classical Sociological Discourse of Fashion Fashion, Modernity and Social Mobility The Origin of Fashion Phenomenon Contemporary Sociological Studies of Fashion Fashion and Sociology of Culture Fashion as a Manufactured Cultural Symbol Conclusion Guide to Further Reading 3. Fashion as an Institutionalized System Theoretical Framework of Fashion-ology Fashion as a Myth Supported by the System Different Approaches to Fashion Systems The Beginning of the Fashion System Fashion Production as Collective Activity Empirical Study: The French Fashion System as a Prototype Conclusion Guide to Further Reading 4. Designers: The Personification of Fashion Designers in the Studies of Fashion Designers, Creativity and Social Structure Legitimation of the Designer's Creativity The Star System of Designers Hierarchy among Designers in the Fashion System Conclusion Guide to Further Reading 5. Production, Gatekeeping and Diffusion of Fashion Diffusion Theories of Fashion Gatekeepers: Making Aesthetic Judgments Diffusion Strategies from Fashion Dolls to Fashion Shows Fashion Propaganda through Advertising Conclusion Guide to Further Reading 6. Adoption and Consumption of Fashion Consumption: A Historical Perspective Consuming Fashion as Symbolic Strategy Consumption and Social Status Consumers as Producers Conclusion Guide to Further Reading 7. Youth Subcultural Fashion as an Alternative System The Theoretical Foundation of Subcultures Post-subcultural Theories and Contemporary Youth Subcultures A Systemic Approach to Youth Subcultures and Fashion Punk as a Prototype of a Less-structured Alternative Fashion System The Internal Mechanism of the Alternative Fashion System Conclusion Guide to Further Reading 8. The Impact of Technology in the Changing Fashion Systems Trickle-Across Theory in Practice: A Collapse of Categorical Boundaries A Changing Occupational Structure in Fashion The Decentralization of Fashion Geography from Paris to the World Conclusion Guide to Further Reading 9. Conclusion Appendix: Practical Guide to Sociological Research in Fashion and Dress Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474278478 20180910
This new edition of a classic work offers a concise introduction to the sociology of fashion, and demystifies the workings of the fashion system. From the origins of fashion studies and the difference between clothing and fashion, through to an examination of 21st century subcultures, and the impact of the digital age on designers, Fashion-ology explores fashion as a global, social construct. With accessible overviews of key debates, issues and perspectives, the book provides a complete exploration of the field, and features a wide range of international case studies which bring the theory to life. Updated with two new chapters on subcultures and the impact of technology, along with guides to further reading and a student guide to sociological research in fashion, this is essential reading for anyone studying fashion, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474278478 20180910
Green Library
xi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
One of the few surveys of Black style and fashion ever published, How to Slay offers a lavishly illustrated overview of African American style through the twentieth century, focusing on the last thirty-five years. Through striking images of some of the most celebrated icons of Black style and taste, from Josephine Baker, Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, and Miles Davis to Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams, this book explores the cultural underpinnings of Black trends that have become so influential in mainstream popular culture and a bedrock of fashion vernacular today. A preponderance of Black musicians, who for decades have inspired trends and transformed global fashion, are featured and discussed, while a diverse array of topics are touched upon and examined hats, hair, divas, the importance of attitude, the use of colour, 60s style, the influence of Africa and the Caribbean, and the beauty of black skin.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847861385 20180625
Green Library
413 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 275 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Deep in the fir woods of southwestern China, in a village called Dimen, live several women who are masters of many cultural arts. Following the centuries-old lifestyle of their ancestors, they are the living repositories of their civilization. They carry the unwritten history and wisdom of the Kam people in their songs, weave cloth that is smooth and strong, and dye fabric to the richest indigo blue. They devote every free moment to embroidering sleeves, hems, hats, and purses in the bright colors of the natural setting that surrounds the village. Through everyday activities, lessons in craft, folk stories and songs, the women weave a patchwork of Kam culture and reveal its hidden treasures in fibers, textiles, papermaking as well as ethnography, anthropology, and Sinology. This book presents an opportunity to learn from the past long lost in Western tradition, explore contemporary rural life in China, and experience ancient culture metamorphosing under the pressure of technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781527505537 20180430
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 280 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Foreword / Nick Wooster
  • Preface
  • The importance of professional presentation
  • Dressing relative to your clients
  • Dressing relative to your employer
  • Insouciance and breaches of the laws
  • From the ground up : shoes
  • Sock it to me
  • The suit : our uniform
  • Shirting
  • Ties and pocket squares
  • Business casual
  • Patterns and textures : mixing and matching
  • Functional accessories
  • Outerwear
  • More accessorizing : timepieces/“jewelry”
  • Feeling good means looking good and breaking the laws.
“When it comes to clothing, business norms are changing: 'Casual Friday' has given way in many offices to the full-time casual workplace. With so many options you need advice. [This book] is a design intensive guide with more than 40 fashion plate illustrations...as well as footnotes, and sidebar text.”-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
631 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Introduction * The Collections: Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs, 1998-2014 * Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquiere, 2014-2018.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500519943 20180917
Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1854, Louis Vuitton was for many decades one of the world's leading trunk and accessories makers. It was after launching its first fashion collections in 1998, however, that the house reached unprecedented global fame, and pioneered high-profile collaborations with artists such as Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by brief biographical profiles of Marc Jacobs, the first creative director 1998-2014, and Nicolas Ghesquiere, who helms the brand today, before exploring the collections themselves, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. Showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway, from Naomi Campbell and Gisele to Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500519943 20180917
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Disciplinary Discourses * New Markets * New Men? * Hipster Hate * Performance Anxiety * Fearing Femininity * Reverse Discourse * Contested Masculinities 2. Historical Resonances * Fashion and Modernity * The Birth of Consumer Culture * The 1980s * Authenticity and Irony 3. Body Language: towards a phenomenology of masculinity * Embodied and Disembodied Masculinities: the male body in the twentieth century * The Liberated body * Holding out for a hero * The 1990s and its legacy * The Fourth Sex: Androgyny and Objectification 4. Millennial Men * Subculture, Music & Fashion * Queering Men's Fashion * Millennial Men 5. The Shock of the New * The State of the Art: menswear since 2010 * Androgyny in Contemporary Menswear * Workers of the world unite * Athleisure * Deconstructing tailoring * The New Monasticism * The Shock of the New Conclusion Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474289016 20180828
In recent years, menswear has moved decisively center stage. Menswear Revolution investigates the transformation of men's fashion through the lens of shifting masculinities, examining how its increasing diversity has created new ways for men to explore and express their identities. Harnessing sustained market growth and creative dynamism on the runway, ground-breaking designers from Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane to Craig Green have revolutionized the discipline with their bold re-imaginings of the male wardrobe. Analysing the role of the media in shaping attitudes to men's fashion, Menswear Revolution studies how competing narratives of masculinity are reflected in popular discourse. Taking us from the mod and peacock revolutions of the 1960s to the new wave aesthetics of the 1980s, the book explores historical precedents for today's menswear scene - and looks at the evolution of the `ideal' male body, from the muscular to the lean and boyish. Combining interviews with fashion professionals with close analyses of garments and advertising, Menswear Revolution provides an authoritative account of menswear design today. Highlighting its relationship to changing concepts of gender, the book provides a much-needed update to scholarship on masculinity, fashion and the body.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474289016 20180828
Green Library
7, 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
East Asia Library
205 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource.
  • The Foundation of Hands-On Learning. Hands-On Learning in the Classroom
  • Experiencing Learning
  • You Know It, Can You Teach It?
  • Ready or Not?
  • The Strategy of Hands-On Learning. It is Never Just Product Training
  • From Good to Great
  • What Is Expected Must Be Inspected
  • The Structure of Hands-On Learning. Dethroning King Content
  • Designing for Proficiency
  • Pixels or Paper?
  • The Facilitation of Hands-On Learning. Speak Up
  • Shut Up
  • Stand Up
  • The Smartest Engineer
  • Virtual Facilitation
  • Technical Presentations
  • Culture and Proficiency
  • The Operation of Hands-On Learning. Certifying Proficiency
  • Managing the Details
  • Developing New Product Talent
  • Now, Go Do It
  • For the Boss. The Foundation of Hands-On Learning
  • The Strategy of Hands-On Learning
  • The Structure of Hands-On Learning
  • The Facilitation of Hands-On Learning
  • The Operation of Hands-On Learning.
I was pleased to review Dan's new book - pleased because he addresses an old topic in a new way. He is making no assumptions for trainers who are not fully experienced and seasoned. He takes them step-by-step through practical and realistic methods to set up training graduates to actually be on-the-job performers. Enjoy, learn and be inspired. Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD Senior Consultant, Kirkpatrick Partners, USA Daniel Bixby s approach to Product Training for technical experts is practical, relevant and exactly what anyone who is required to train others on technical content really needs. He writes with candor and with a sense of ease, making the reader feel as though he is right there with you helping to develop your training competency. A must read for anyone on your team required to provide technical training to others! Jennifer Alfaro Chief Human Resources Officer, USA An expert guide to developing and delivering technical product training programs While there are many books on talent development, leadership training, and internal training program development, there are precious few offering subject matter experts (SME s) guidance on training others to get the most out of their products. Written by a training expert with many years of experience working at top technology companies, Product Training for the Technical Expert fills that yawning gap in the training literature by providing technical experts with a comprehensive handbook on becoming effective product training instructors. When new technology is rapidly transformed into products for popular consumption, technical experts, such as engineers, and other subject matter experts, are the ones tasked with instructing the public on their use. Unfortunately, most them have little or no prior experience or training in adult education and don t have a clue about how to transfer their knowledge to others. In this book, author Daniel W. Bixby draws upon his vast experience developing and delivering training programs at Honeywell, Delphax, Telex, Bosch, and TE Connectivity, among other technology companies, to arm SMEs with the knowledge and skills they need to add Product Training Specialist to their resumes. Addresses an area of training too often overlooked and ignored in the professional literature Equips SMEs with the tools they need to become effective product instructors Covers both the educational and business aspects of product training for SMEs Packed with tables, illustrations, problem-and-solution sets, tutorials, enlightening real-world examples, worksheets, and group or self-study questions Features a companion website with worksheets and other valuable tools: www.wiley.com/go/bixbycert A must-have professional development resource for students and experienced technical experts alike Product Training for the Technical Expert is an ideal guide forengineers, product managers, product marketing managers, and technical instructors looking to expand their repertoires and hone their skills. It also makes an excellent course text for graduate-level engineering programs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119260349 20180618
255 pages, 3 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm
"Questionnaire de Proust : quel est le comble du malheur ? La solitude, répondait Yves Saint Laurent. La solitude, c'est la souffrance partagée des enfants tristes, nés par accident. Nous passions notre temps à tenter d'intéresser nos mères, en vain. Seul mon oncle y est parvenu en devenant célèbre ; il habilla les femmes pour habiller sa mère." Chaque famille a ses drames et ses secrets. Dans celle d'Yves Saint Laurent, ce sont les femmes qui subissent et qui savent sans dire. Des mensonges devenus légendes, pour tenter de déguiser la honte sans jamais l'effacer. C'est par la littérature que la narratrice conjurera le destin. Il faut revenir là où tout a commencé et traverser l'enfance, pour mettre à nu ces femmes que son oncle voulait tant rhabiller. Depuis le sud misérable de l'Espagne du me siècle jusqu'au Paris des arts et de la couture, en passant par l'Algérie française, la narratrice raconte comment l'on s'extrait des mécaniques du drame. Un roman poignant des origines."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
1 online resource (147 pages)
1 online resource (315 pages) : color illustrations, photographs
1 streaming video file (10 min.) : digital, sound, black and white
Through artisans in Finland, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, and India, we are introduced to tie-dyeing, batik, weaving, embroidery, and puppet-making.

19. Tsumori Chisato [2018]

223 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Tsumori Chisato scaled the commanding heights of Japanese and international fashion in the 1990s with colour as the critical virtue. Reacting to the somber minimalism that is even now conjured by any mention of serious Japanese fashion in the West, this new world is playful, unabashedly romantic in its femininity, and awash in vivid colour. By turns streetwise and homespun, Tsumori s latest collections eloquently convey the maturation of a style, one that has grown since her days of apprenticing with Issey Miyake and designing for the highly successful Issey Sport Line. Most recently applauded for a stylistic and thematic repertoire that has drawn upon Nordic, nautical, and 1970s style, her collections occupy an interstice between function and gesture. Conceived as the first comprehensive document of Tsumori Chisato s work, this book opens a door to her inner life and aspirations, giving readers a one-way ticket to destinations that exist only in Tsumori s mind. Visually stunning, this book is filled with dozens of the designer s signature illustrations and sketches, playful anecdotes, and essays by fashion critics and curators, perfectly capturing Tsumori s brilliant balance of fantasy and reality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847861644 20180910
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
A celebration of the quirky, surprising, and often spectacular work of Dutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf Conceived and designed by acclaimed graphic designer Irma Boom, this book brings to life the legendary conceptual creations of Dutch duo Viktor & Rolf. Entirely made up of 8-page gatefolds, each of which relates to a specific show, with images, sketches, and quotes showcasing that particular collection, it elevates bookmaking to an entirely new level while referencing the dramatic layers that feature in the designers' work. Exploring Viktor & Rolf's signature stunning style, this book is the ultimate homage to the spectacle of fashion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714876054 20180903
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)