ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CLOTHING AND FASHION (volume 1 – from A to E)
V. Steele, Editor in Chief
Thomson Gale of Thomson Corporation, Farmington Hills, USA
This reference set provides information on all aspects of clothing and adornment in human culture, from ancient Egyptian wigs to space suits. From ritual garments in societies around the world to fashion models flashing the latest styles, articles cover the technology, design, and social meaning of dress throughout history. Longer essays on cultural groups and eras appear alongside shorter profiles of important people, institutions, textiles, or accessories in a convenient, A-Z sequence. Perspectives from fashion design, anthropology, art history, sociology, business, and history enrich the articles. Hundreds of photographs and line drawings add to the set’s appeal for anyone interested in this fascinating facet of everyday life and in this essential field of human creativity.