Before the invention of photography, the fashion-conscious public relied on illustrations in magazines to follow the latest developments in style, and ensure they were dressed for High Society in every season. These illustrations became an art form in themselves, as key publications--and their taste-making illustrators--defined the looks of each era. This lavishly illustrated book charts the history of fashion and the social calendar in Britain through the fashion plates of the most important periodicals. It offers a visually stunning record of fashion illustration in Britain over two centuries.
Author: Sophie Campbell
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
Release Date: 2013-06-06
DIV When travel journalist Sophie Campbell squeezed into heels and a hat to investigate the English social season, she got more than she bargained for. Why, she wondered, were events such as the Chelsea Flower Show, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Derby at Epsom, Royal Ascot, the Henley Royal Regatta, Wimbledon Fortnight and Glorious Goodwood so formal, so fashionable and so famous? Her hectic and sometimes hilarious journey through the English summer proved as exotic as any tribal rite of passage as she swam the River Thames in the dark, partied with owners and trainers at Ascot, camped out for Wimbledon, joined Irish Travellers at The Derby, infiltrated the parents’ stand at the Eton v Harrow cricket match and got caught using a mobile in the Stewards’ Enclosure at Henley. En route she found a fascinating and surprisingly complex social structure dating back to the time of the Stuart monarchs and involving fashion, food, art and the marriage market. The English summer will never be the same again. /div
This book investigates the cultural afterlife of James Thomson’s The Seasons (1730) by charting the prominent place it occupied in the visual cultures of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain.
Author: Amy De La Haye
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Published to coincide with the opening of the exhibition of the same name at the Victoria and Albert Museum in March of 1997, this compendium spans 50 years of British fashion, from the most wickedly subversive miniskirts to the coronation gown for the Queen Mother. Chapters cover tailored, romantic, bohemian, and country style; hats, handbags, shoes, and underwear; and designer interviews and a glossary of British designers. Sumptuous color photos. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Ruth P. Rubinstein
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science
This study explores the changing meaning and significance of children and childhood in Western history. It examines the style of children's clothes and relates the style to child-rearing practices, and the role children are expected to play in society. It also answers the question today's social critics have been asking: Is childhood in American society disappearing? Society's Child will be of interest to all those interested in children, society, family, culture, art, communication, and fashion.
Author: David Herbert Lawrence
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Lov stories
Author: Simon Houfe
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
Release Date: 1996-01
A detailed catalogue of these artists with many illustrated examples of their work with 250 extra entries and additional colour illustrations. A lengthy introduction summarises the scope and development of illustration in the nineteenth century in the days before photography became a force with which to contend).