UXL's Fashion, Costume, And Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, And Footwear Through The Ages has all the answers in a comprehensive, chronologically based, affordably priced, four-color, five-volume set.
With typical UXL high quality, Fashion, Costume, And Cultureprovides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Additionally, entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, or practices it relates to, as well as its significance to society or culture.
Entries follow a standardized format to ensure that students can easily do comparisons. Arranged chronologically, each era, century, or decade begins with a short synopsis of the historical highlights. The four main topics areas are clothing, footwear, hairstyles and headgear, and body decoration.
To ensure relevancy for student research needs, entries were selected based on middle school curriculum, as well as their importance to a particular culture or country. Additionally, Fashion, Costume, And Culture is written at a seventh-grade reading level with difficult terms or concepts explained in each entry.
"...provides a broad overview of how clothing and fashion represent our cultural, religious, and societal beliefs, both now and in centuries past...This set does an excellent job of describing the changes and significance of clothing and fashion in relation to society's cultural and societal beliefs...highly recommended for school libraries and the children's reference collections of large public libraries."
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