Iconic Costumes

Author: Ulla Mannering
Editor: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1785702165
Size: 14,14 MB
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This richly illustrated book presents a selection of the rich and varied iconographic material from the Scandinavian Late Iron Age (AD 400-1050) depicting clothed human figures, from an archaeological textile and clothing perspective. The source material consists of five object categories: gold foils, gold bracteates, helmet plaques, jewelry, and textile tapestries and comprises over 1000 different images of male and female costumes which are then systematically examined in conjunction with our present knowledge of archaeological textiles. In particular, the study explores the question of whether the selected images complement the archaeological clothing sources, through a new analytical tool which enables us to compare and contrast the object categories in regard to material, function, chronology, context and interpretation. The tool is used to record and analyze the numerous details of the iconographic costumes, and to facilitate a clear and easy description. This deliberate use of explicit costume shapes enhances our interpretation and understanding of the Late Iron Age clothing tradition. Thus, the majority of the costumes depicted are identified in the Scandinavian archaeological textile record, demonstrating that the depictions are a reliable source of research for both iconographical costume and archaeological clothing. The book contributes with new information on social, regional and chronological differences in clothing traditions from ca. AD 400 to the Viking Age.

A Comics Studies Reader

Author: Jeet Heer
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604731095
Size: 12,85 MB
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A survey of the best scholars writing on the form, craft, history, and significance of the comics

Fashioning Horror

Author: Julia Petrov
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350036196
Size: 10,62 MB
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From Jack the Ripper to Frankenstein, Halloween customs to Alexander McQueen collections, Fashioning Horror examines how terror is fashioned visually, symbolically, and materially through fashion and costume, in literature, film, and real life. With a series of case studies that range from sensationalist cinema and Slasher films to true crime and nineteenth-century literature, the volume investigates the central importance of clothing to the horror genre, and broadens our understanding of both material and popular culture. Arguing that dress is fundamental to our understanding of character and setting within horror, the chapters also reveal how the grotesque and horrific is at the center of fashion itself, with its potential for instability, disguise, and carnivalesque subversion. Packed with original research, and bringing together a range of international scholars, the book is the first to thoroughly examine the aesthetics of terror and the role of fashion in the construction of horror.


Author: Pravina Shukla
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253015812
Size: 12,88 MB
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What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart from everyday dress, costume marks the divide between ordinary and extraordinary settings and enables the wearer to project a different self or special identity. Pravina Shukla offers richly detailed case studies from the United States, Brazil, and Sweden to show how individuals use costumes for social communication and to express facets of their personalities.

Jack Pierce

Author: Scott Essman
Editor: Scott Essman
ISBN: 1434800148
Size: 14,63 MB
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JACK PIERCE - THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTERS chronicles the career exploits of Universal's classic monster creator, Jack Pierce, who was with the studio during their horror heyday of 1928-1947. After freelancing in Hollywood's earliest days as an actor, stuntman and assistant director, Pierce flourished in makeup in the 1910s and 1920s, first making himself into any variety of movie extras called for on fledgling studio lots. Then, from 1930-1947, Pierce created some of cinema history's most distinguishable icons of fright, including Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, The Bride of Frankenstein, Ygor, The Wolf Man, and The Phantom of the Opera among his many classic creations. Contained in this unique publication are detailed text and photos from every significant film of Pierce's career, spanning the mid-1910s to the mid-1960s.

Popular Italian Cinema

Author: L. Bayman
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137305657
Size: 14,13 MB
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Exciting new critical perspectives on popular Italian cinema including melodrama, poliziesco, the mondo film, the sex comedy, missionary cinema and the musical. The book interrogates the very meaning of popular cinema in Italy to give a sense of its complexity and specificity in Italian cinema, from early to contemporary cinema.

Fashioning Bollywood

Author: Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0857852965
Size: 13,17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Hindi film industry, among the most prolific in the world, has delighted audiences for decades with its colourful, exquisite and sometimes startling costumes. But are costumes more than just a source of pleasure? This book, the first in-depth exploration of Hindi film costume, contends that they are a unique source of knowledge about issues ranging from Indian taste and fashion to questions of identity, gender and work. Anthropological and film studies approaches combine to analyze costume as the outcome of production processes and as a cinematic device for conveying meaning. Chapters lead from the places where costume is planned and executed to explorations of characterization, the actor body, spectacles of fashion, to the imagining of historical or fantasy worlds through dress, to the power of stardom to launch clothing styles into the public domain. As well as charting the course of film costume as it parallels important trends in cultural history, the book considers the future of Hindi film costume, in the context of new strains of filmmaking that stress unvarnished realism. Fashioning Bollywood will appeal to students and scholars of Indian culture, anthropology and fashion, as well as anyone who has seen and enjoyed Hindi films.

Naugatuck Valley Textile Industry

Author: Mary Ruth Shields
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439638896
Size: 19,20 MB
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T he textile industry found its roots in Connecticut along the banks of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers between Waterbury and Bridgeport. From the early 1800s, when David Humphries, former aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington, brought the woolen industry to America, to the 1950s, when the vast Sidney Blumenthal Mills moved to the South, the textile industry shaped life in the Naugatuck Valley. The industry witnessed labor actions, inspired cultural expression, and experienced the growth of shipping by road, water, and rail. Workers produced felted wool, cotton, and silk fabrics, velvet, fake fur, wool hosiery, buttons, ribbons, and various other goods, laying the foundation for the prosperity enjoyed by the valley today.

A Treasury Of Rare Jeanne Lanvin Fashion Plates From The Art Deco And Belle Poque Era High Quality Pictures Of Iconic Costumes

Author: I. Bella
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781670342591
Size: 19,43 MB
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Wall Art Ready to Frame for Chic Home Décor features Jeanne Lanvin's most beautiful and rare vintage costume illustrations from the 1910s and 1920s. If you love Art Deco fashion and Belle Époque iconic dresses, you will fall in love with our finest image selection - ready for elegant display or collection. Each illustration can be easily removed by cutting along the line indicated on each page and showcased as a poster or framed. All images are perfectly centered and fit exquisitely into a frame size: 8''x10''. Our choice of high-quality pictures and paper shows the retro glamorous lifestyle of the Era in its full glory. Satisfaction is guaranteed 100%.

Great Illustrations By N C Wyeth

Author: N. C. Wyeth
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486152391
Size: 17,10 MB
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This full-color collection focuses on the artist's early and most popular illustrations, featuring more than 100 images from The Mysterious Stranger, Robin Hood, Robinson Crusoe, The Boy's King Arthur, and other classics.