The Corset A Cultural History

Afbeeldingen
Artikel vergelijken
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780300090710
  • 01 december 2001
  • 199 pagina's
Alle productspecificaties

Samenvatting

The corset is probably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion. Although regarded as an essential element of fashionable dress from the Renaissance into the twentieth century, the corset was also frequently condemned as an instrument of torture and the cause of ill health. Why did women continue to don steel and whalebone corsets for four hundred years? And why did they finally stop? This lavishly illustrated book offers fascinating and often surprising answers to these questions. Valerie Steele, one of the world"s most respected fashion historians, explores the cultural history of the corset, demolishing myths about this notorious garment and revealing new information and perspectives on its changing significance over the centuries.

Whereas most historians have framed the history of the corset in terms of oppression vs. liberation and fashion vs. health and comfort, Steele contends that women"s experiences of corsetry varied considerably and cannot be fully understood within these narrow frames. Drawing on extensive research in textual, visual, and materials sources, the author disproves the beliefs that the corset was dangerously unhealthy and was designed primarily for the oppression of women. Women persisted in wearing corsets—despite powerful male authorities trying to dissuade them—because corsetry had positive connotations of social status, self-discipline, youth, and beauty. In the twentieth century the garment itself fell out of fashion but, Steele points out, it has become internalized as women replace the boned corset with diet, exercise, and plastic surgery. The book concludes with insightful analyses of such recent developments as the reconception of the corset as a symbol of rebellion and female sexual empowerment, the revival of the corset in contemporary high fashion, and its transformation from an item of underwear to outerwear.

Productspecificaties

Inhoud

Taal
en
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
01 december 2001
Aantal pagina's
199
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Hoofdauteur
Valerie Steele
Hoofduitgeverij
Yale University Press

Overige kenmerken

Studieboek
Nee
Verpakking breedte
230 mm
Verpakking hoogte
25 mm
Verpakking lengte
280 mm
Verpakkingsgewicht
1330 g

EAN

EAN
9780300090710
Nog geen reviews
Kies gewenste uitvoering
Bindwijze : Hardcover
Prijsinformatie en bestellen
De prijs van dit product is 151 euro en 75 cent. Dit is een tweedehands product.
Alleen tweedehands
Goed
Ref6961
Uiterlijk 26 juni in huis
Verkoop door BAY EXPRESS
8,3
  • Bestellen en betalen via bol
  • Prijs inclusief verzendkosten, verstuurd door BAY EXPRESS
  • 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren