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The Story of Lingerie

The Story of Lingerie

By Barbier, Muriel
By Boucher, Shazia

What is the social merit or purpose of all those bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, ever since Antiquity, women have always kept lingerie hidden away under outer garm...ents. Thus, lingerie must be more than erotic bait. Authors Muriel Barbier and Shazia Boucher have researched iconography to explore the relationship of lingerie to society, the economy and the corridors of intimacy. They correlate lingerie with emancipation, querying whether it asserts newfound freedoms or simply adjusts to conform to changing social values. The result is a rigorous scientific rationale spiced with a zest of humour. And the tinier lingerie gets, the more scholarly attention it deserves.
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ISBN 9781780429700
Published 17 Jan 2018
Publisher Parkstone International
Availabilty Not yet available in NZ
Series Temporis

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ISBN-13 9781780429700
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Released 17 Jan 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Not specified
Author(s) By Barbier, Muriel
By Boucher, Shazia
Series Temporis
Category Sculpture & Other Three-Dimensional Art Forms
Modelling (In Clay, Wax & Other Plastic Materials)
Textile Arts: Tapestries & Hangings
Photography & Photographs
Photographs: Collections
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
History of Specific Subjects
Costume, Clothes & Fashion
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 391.42
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
Library of Congress Lingerie - History
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade