Tag: Clothes

The Bankers’ New Clothes What’s Wrong With Banking and What to Do About It, New and Expanded Edition [Audiobook]


Free Download Anat Admati, Martin Hellwig, Tom Parks (Narrator), "The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong With Banking and What to Do About It, New and Expanded Edition"
English | ISBN: 9781663729446, 1663729441 | 2024 | MP3@64 kbps | ~15:22:00 | 422 MB
A Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Bloomberg Businessweek Book of the Year
Why our banking system is broken-and what we must do to fix it

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Women, Work, and Clothes in the Eighteenth-Century Novel


Free Download Chloe Wigston Smith, "Women, Work, and Clothes in the Eighteenth-Century Novel"
English | ISBN: 1107035007 | 2013 | 269 pages | PDF | 8 MB
This groundbreaking study examines the vexed and unstable relations between the eighteenth-century novel and the material world. Rather than exploring dress’s transformative potential, it charts the novel’s vibrant engagement with ordinary clothes in its bid to establish new ways of articulating identity and market itself as a durable genre. In a world in which print culture and textile manufacturing traded technologies, and paper was made of rags, the novel, by contrast, resisted the rhetorical and aesthetic links between dress and expression, style and sentiment. Chloe Wigston Smith shows how fiction exploited women’s work with clothing – through stealing, sex work, service, stitching, and the stage – in order to revise and reshape material culture within its pages. Her book explores a diverse group of authors, including Jane Barker, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Charlotte Lennox, John Cleland, Frances Burney and Mary Robinson.

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Seeing Through Clothes


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English | 1980 | ISBN: 0380487772 | 504 Pages | PDF | 48.4 MB
In this generously illustrated book, Anne Hollander examines the representation of the body and clothing in Western art, from Greek sculpture and vase painting through medieval and renaissance portraits, to contemporary films and fashion photography.

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Bring No Clothes Bloomsbury and the Philosophy of Fashion


Free Download Bring No Clothes: Bloomsbury and the Philosophy of Fashion by Charlie Porter
English | September 7th, 2023 | ISBN: 0241602750 | 368 pages | True EPUB | 41.28 MB
‘He makes us see a subject we thought we knew so well from a completely different angle; in writing that is deeply researched, but inviting, warm, and full of personality’ Katy Hessel

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Datsueba the Clothes Snatcher The Evolution of a Japanese Folk Deity from Hell Figure to Popular Savior


Free Download Chihiro Saka, "Datsueba the Clothes Snatcher The Evolution of a Japanese Folk Deity from Hell Figure to Popular Savior "
English | ISBN: 9004514414 | 2022 | 284 pages | PDF | 44 MB
The first full-length study in English to explore Datsueba, the old woman of hell, and her transformation from terrifying ogre to beneficent guardian over a millennium of evolution within the Japanese religious imagination.

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Design-It-Yourself Clothes Patternmaking Simplified


Free Download Cal Patch, "Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified"
English | 2009 | pages: 160 | ISBN: 0307451399 | EPUB | 17,6 mb
If you’ve ever watched Project Runway and wished you were a contestant, or you’re simply ready to take your sewing to a new level, Design-It-Yourself Clothes teaches you the fundamentals of modern patternmaking so that you, too, can create your own inspired clothing.

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Ariadne’s Threads The Construction and Significance of Clothes in the Aegean Bronze Age


Free Download B. R. Jones, "Ariadne’s Threads: The Construction and Significance of Clothes in the Aegean Bronze Age "
English | ISBN: 9042932775 | 2015 | 340 pages | PDF | 22 MB
This book is the first to deal comprehensively with the construction, significance, and function of the full range of garments of Aegean women and related attire of men from the Neolithic to the end of the Bronze Age. As valuable as precious metals, a significant commodity of trade, luxurious in design and decoration, Minoan dress rivaled that of its Near Eastern and Egyptian neighbors. Yet, Aegean costumes and textiles have been among the least understood of the major artistic achievements of the Minoan civilization. Since ancient Aegean textiles and garments have not survived, the study collects, analyzes and compiles a typology of the corpus of garments represented in sculpture, frescoes and glyptic to glean evidence for construction. It further considers the manufacturing techniques of extant Egyptian clothes, comparable images of ancient Near Eastern garments, textile manufacture on the warp-weighted loom, and dress documented in Mycenaean Linear B, Greek and Near Eastern texts. The combined evidence is buttressed by experiments in replicating Aegean and related Near Eastern garments as well as the weave structures of patterned cloths and bands. The replicated clothes are arranged on live models who assume the various positions of the clothed figures in the frescoes and sculptures they imitate, thereby bringing the ancient figures to life. This all inclusive study not only illuminates every aspect of Aegean costume, but the resultant understanding of dress and the way it drapes on the body has led to new restorations of the missing parts of fragmentary garments on figural sculptures and wall paintings.

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