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Here is the classic history of clothing that helped inspire a bold, young generation of fashion designers to create the controversial and often outrageous styles of the 1960s and '70s - thus opening the doors for the coming of the mini-skirt, the topless bathing suit, and the unisex look!
Now Lawrence Langner's influential work is back in print, updated and revised by fashion designer/historian Julian Robinson to preserve the integrity of the original edition and provide new thought-provoking insights about the past three tumultuous decades of the Fashion Revolution and its impact on modern society.
The Importance of Wearing Clothes is as much a statement about the evolution of the human condition as it is a survey of the origins, functions, and meaning of clothing and fashion. It is compelling and essential reading for social scientists, students, historians, librarians, archivists and all those who cover and adorn their bodies!
"Langner's reasons why we wear clothes - or don't wear them - are classics. Get set for a romp through some hilarious (and painlessly erudite) history!" - Dr. Jack Handford, Associate Chair of the Department of Fashion Design
"Langner is firmly convinced that without the invention of clothes and all the psychological consequences that have flowed therefrom, civilization would never have progressed as far as it has! A Stimulating book!" - James Laverr, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Over 350 illustrations in B&W and color.
1 - Why We Wear Clothes
2 - Clothes and Sex
3 - Clothes and Civilization
4 - Clothes and Social Conduct
5 - Clothes and Functional Improvements
6 - Clothes and the Arts
7 - Conclusions
8 - Addendum
Picked this book up on a whim, and discovered a wonderful world! History, clothing, religion, politics, sex - all the things we love to talk, and argue, about! It really is a marvellous book.
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