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Isms... Understanding Fashion

Mairi Mackenzie. Isms... Understanding Fashion Authors:Mairi Mackenzie.
Publisher:Herbert Press
Year:2009
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Pages:160
Sizes:140x205
Price:616 rub.
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Book Summary:
This book is a highly illustrated guide to the movements or 'isms' that have shaped the history of Western fashion from the 17th century to the present. The 'isms' range from Rococo and Romanticism through Orientalism, Dandyism, Pre-Raphaelitism, Modernism, Hollywoodism, Minimalism and Glam to Grunge and Utility. It is the ideal introduction to the fascinating world of fashion particularly with its coverage of late 20th-century and early 21st-century style movements. Each ism has a two-page spread on which there is an introduction to the ism; a list of key designers connected with it; a list of key words associated with the ism; a definition; one or two illustrations of representative outfits; suggestions of where samples of the styles can be seen; and a list of other isms that have similar or totally different styles. All in all, this is a handy read;, reference book that should be a must for all who are interested in fashion and style trends.

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