9780300208863-0300208863-Exposed: A History of Lingerie

Exposed: A History of Lingerie

ISBN-13: 9780300208863
ISBN-10: 0300208863
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hill, Colleen
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 180 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300208863
ISBN-10: 0300208863
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hill, Colleen
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 180 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hill, Colleen wrote Exposed: A History of Lingerie comprising 180 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300208863 and 9780300208863. Since then Exposed: A History of Lingerie textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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A beautifully illustrated overview of women’s undergarments from the 18th century to the present, with a focus on history, fashion, and craftsmanship

Lingerie is a subject of enduring fascination. As the final barrier to the fully nude body, it is simultaneously modest and erotic. This compelling and eye-catching publication surveys lingerie from the mid-18th century to the present, covering a broad range of foundation garments, intimate apparel, and lounging clothes—from bras and corsets to slips, peignoirs, and tea gowns. All pieces are gorgeously illustrated in color.

Stunning historical garments from well-known fashion houses such as Christian Dior are included, as is risqué contemporary lingerie by labels such as Agent Provocateur. When viewed as a whole, these pieces illustrate important developments in fashion over time, such as changes in silhouette, shifting ideals of propriety, and advancements in technology.

While a number of the pieces featured in the book were worn hundreds of years ago, the majority date from the 20th century. It was at that time that lingerie started to become as beautiful and alluring as it was functional. Authors Colleen Hill and Valerie Steele show that the decorative, highly feminine styles from the early 1900s set a new precedent for the importance of lingerie in women’s private lives—a concept that remains important to many women today.
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