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Stays and Body Image in London - The Staymaking Trade, 1680-1810 (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,117 Discovery Miles 21 170

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Stays and Body Image in London - The Staymaking Trade, 1680-1810 (Hardcover)

Lynn Sorge-English

Series: The Body, Gender and Culture, 6

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Stays were the most important article of women's clothing in eighteenth-century life. Worn from infancy, they were designed to reshape the female body into an accepted aesthetic ideal. Starting with their production and trade, Sorge-English uses surviving examples to look at the intricacies of the staymaker's craft, the role of gender in the design and manufacture of stays and their changing shape over time. The study shows how long-term use caused serious health problems throughout women's lives and that as they became more involved in the production process women influenced their design to become closer to the natural female form. This book takes a unique approach to the cultural and social history of clothing by combining material analysis with more traditional research methods that includes the discovery of an eighteenth-century staymaker's diary.

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Imprint: Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: The Body, Gender and Culture, 6
Release date: May 2011
First published: 2011
Authors: Lynn Sorge-English
Dimensions: 241 x 160 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 285
ISBN-13: 978-1-84893-089-6
Barcode: 9781848930896
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore > Costume, clothes & fashion
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LSN: 1-84893-089-5

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