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- 1898-1907: New Century, New Fashions<BR>- 1908-1918: The 20th Century Takes Holds<BR>- 1919-1928: Thoroughly Modern Americans<BR>- 1929-1938: Fashion on the Dole<BR>- 1939-1946: Fashion on Duty<BR>- 1947-1958: New Wealth, New Looks<BR>- 1959-1968: Tripping Out on Fashion<BR>- 1969-1978: Retrenchment & Reaction<BR>- 1979-1988: Glitz to the Max<BR>- 1989-1999: Party like It's the '90s<BR>- 2000-2003: Stocks Down, Dressing Up<BR>- Social and Cultural Context, Retailing and Manufacturing Trends in the United States, Fashion Influences, Fashion Trends and Designer Profiles<BR>- Fashion illustrations, fashion photographs, and snapshots of Americans of varying social class and ethnicity<BR>- 16-pages of full-color photographs highlighting the most important trends of the twentieth century<BR>- Charts highlighting demographic data and maps to emphasize the importance of geographical regions and their influence on certain styles will be included<BR>- Key terms listed in boldface and defined when first introduced, as well as the inclusion of a substantial Glossary for ease of reading and studying<BR>- Suggested lists for further reading will be included at the end of each chapter<BR>- Timelines with capsule outlines of important developments and trends will be included<BR>- Instructor's Guide includes options for organizing the curriculum and suggestions for teaching the course

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The 20th Century was a fast-paced race into modernization&#8212;but how did it affect what we wear? From revolutionary politics to the new machine age, from war and depression to growth and prosperity, 20th-Century Dress in the United States shows how fashion goes hand-in-hand with history. The authors examine American dress from 1898 to 2004 and find innovation at every turn. Diversity and complexity are key: far from the fashion stereotypes embodied by popular ideas of "the Twenties" or "the Sixties"&#8212;periods noted for their youthful upheaval and influence&#8212;we see how every era has its conformists and rebels, from the Arrow Collar Man and the Gibson Girl to flappers, bell-bottom-clad hippies, and Jackie Kennedy. Each chapter explores the social, cultural, economic, artistic, and technological themes that shape fashion in both festive and everyday clothing. Changes in retailing and manufacturing are also examined, from the sweatshops of yesterday to the Internet shopping of today. From high fashion to low, glitz to grunge, this vivid and comprehensive book explains what we wear on our backs&#8212;and why.

About the Author

Jane Farrell-Beck and Jean Parsons teach at Iowa State University. Sar Perlman is a veteran writer and journalist and partner at Sherman, Perlman, &amp; Associates.

Table of Contents

*1898-1907: New Century, New Fashions *1908-1918: The 20th Century Takes Holds *1919-1928: Thoroughly Modern Americans *1929-1938: Fashion on the Dole *1939-1946: Fashion on Duty *1947-1958: New Wealth, New Looks *1959-1968: Tripping Out on Fashion *1969-1978: Retrenchment &amp; Reaction *1979-1988: Glitz to the Max *1989-1999: Party like It's the ‘90s 2000-2003: Stocks Down, Dressing Up

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563674150
Author:
Farrel-beck, Jane
Publisher:
Fairchild Books & Visuals
Author:
Beck, Jane Farrell
Author:
Parsons, Jean
Author:
Farrell-Beck, Jane
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fashion -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Clothing and dress -- United States.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illustrations, 16 pp colour section
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.87 x 8.63 x 0.68 in 1 lb

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The 20th Century was a fast-paced race into modernization&#8212;but how did it affect what we wear? From revolutionary politics to the new machine age, from war and depression to growth and prosperity, 20th-Century Dress in the United States shows how fashion goes hand-in-hand with history. The authors examine American dress from 1898 to 2004 and find innovation at every turn. Diversity and complexity are key: far from the fashion stereotypes embodied by popular ideas of "the Twenties" or "the Sixties"&#8212;periods noted for their youthful upheaval and influence&#8212;we see how every era has its conformists and rebels, from the Arrow Collar Man and the Gibson Girl to flappers, bell-bottom-clad hippies, and Jackie Kennedy. Each chapter explores the social, cultural, economic, artistic, and technological themes that shape fashion in both festive and everyday clothing. Changes in retailing and manufacturing are also examined, from the sweatshops of yesterday to the Internet shopping of today. From high fashion to low, glitz to grunge, this vivid and comprehensive book explains what we wear on our backs&#8212;and why.
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