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The Fashion Reader Second Edition

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Bloomsbury Academic
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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 3/15/2011.
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This new edition of a bestselling textbook is designed for students, scholars, and anyone interested in contemporary fashion. The book brings together the key writings on the subject, covering the history, culture, and business of fashion. The extracts are drawn from a wide range of sources - books, professional and academic journals, magazines, interviews and exhibition catalogues. Each section is specially introduced and concludes with guides to further reading. This new edition has been revised and expanded, with new sections on psychology, sustainability, communications, design, ethnicity, merchandising, and the fashion business. It also includes new essays covering fashion history from Antiquity to the Renaissance and provides twice as many illustrations. Supported by Guides to Further Reading and Q&As, The Fashion Reader, 2nd Edition is the ideal introductory text for all students of fashion.

Author Biography

Linda Welters is Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island. Former editor-in-chief of Dress, the scholarly journal of the Costume Society of America, she has authored and edited numerous works. Abby Lillethun is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University.

Table of Contents

General Introduction
A Brief History of Fashion
Fashion Theory
Psychology of Fashion
Fashion & Identity
Fashion: Space & Place
Ethnicity, Culture & Dress
Politics of Fashion
Fashion & the Body
Fashion & Art
Fashion, Media & Communication
Design & Manufacture
Marketing & Merchandising
The Fashion Business & Global Economics
Sustainability & Fashion
Future of Fashion
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