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Carried Away: Bags Unpacked

Carried Away: Bags Unpacked (Paperback)

By Museum, Auckland

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The bag, and the handbag in particular, has achieved high fashion status but what's the cultural and historical significance behind the bag? Why do we use them and not just have pockets? Why don't men routinely use them? Does every culture have a tradition of using bags? The Auck...land Museum exhibition Carried Away: Bags Unpacked is a collection of 150 bags from their Applied Arts and Design collection, a nationally significant research archive of key makers and designers from New Zealand and abroad, and this book serves as both a photographic record and an exploration of the symbolism and power behind bags. Grace Lai, Curator of the collection, unpacks issues carried by the bag - of colonialism, the economy, consumption, gender politics, and whakapapa. Issues that remain relevant to not only museums and their collections but to society today.
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ISBN 9781988547183
Published NZ 3 Jun 2019
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
278 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781988547183
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 3 Jun 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Museum, Auckland
Category Fashion Design
Social Issues
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 208mm
Dewey Code 391.44
Weight 450g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bags - Exhibitions, Handbags - Exhibitions
NBS Text Design & Commercial Art
ONIX Text General/trade