Ladies Dress Accessories
By (author) Eleanor Johnson
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Ladies Dress Accessories by Eleanor Johnson
Book DescriptionAs human societies evolved, so clothing became more than just a basic necessity to protect the body from cold. Both men and women used their costume to display their status and wealth. This additional function of dress was from the beginning accompanied by the appearance of a wide variety of complementary accessories. These included perfume and scent bottles, jewellery, buttons, buckles, buttonhooks, hat pins, gloves, handbags, purses, fans, parasols and many other attractive items and, since the First World War, objects associated with make-up and smoking. In this book Eleanor Johnson describes and illustrates many of the items that one may come across.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747805700
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eleanor Johnson
Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages, Hardback (May 2013)
Literary scholars often avoid category of aesthetic in discussions of ethics, believing that aesthetic judgments can vitiate analyses of a literary work's sociopolitical heft. This title reveals that aesthetics formal aspects of literary language that make it senseperceptible are indeed inextricable from ethics in writing of medieval literature.
Thimbles and Thimble Cases, Paperback (March 1999)
Examines the humble thimble and its many varieties, from the simple workaday type to the rarer and more exquisite examples that gave scope for artists and craftsmen. This work gives an introduction to the possibilities that exist, including the parallel subject of thimble cases.
Needlework and Embroidery Tools, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by Eleanor Johnson
As manufactured goods became more easily available, ladies developed crafts such as needlework, to occupy their increased leisure time. This book illustrates and describes over 200 items used by Victorian and Edwardian ladies in their needlecrafts. It includes needlecases, scissors, tape-measures, thread waxers, pincushions and thimble.
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