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The Corset : A cultural history

V. Steele

The Corset : A cultural history

by V. Steele

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This lavishly illustrated book explores the cultural history of the corset. illustrations. The corset is probably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion. Although regarded as an essential element of fashionable dress from the Renaissance into the twentieth century, the corset was also frequently condemned as an instrument Reviews: 3.   THE CORSET A Cultural History by Valerie Steele Yale University Press, $ THIRD-WAVE FEMINISTS WAVing copies of Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth once proclaimed that men had hatched an ominous conspiracy to trick women into pursuing an impossible beauty ideal rather than real social progress.

Fashion history reveals the first recorded corset originated from Crete in Greece, worn by the Minoan people. Images on ancient pottery show both women and men sporting form fitting belts and vests with leather rings or straps that constrict and shape the waist. Culturally, this showed a women’s ideal shape, accentuating the beauty of her.   [PDF Download] The Corset: A Cultural History [PDF] Full Ebook. Report. Browse more videos. Playing next. The Corset A Cultural History. Owbre. [Read Book] The Corset: A Cultural History EBook. Hinkson. [Reads] The Corset: A Cultural History Online Ebook. Narara. Trending. Chris Hemsworth. Chris Hemsworth funny.

As Valerie Steele stated in her book The Corset: A Cultural History, “corsetry was not one monolithic, unchanging experience that all unfortunate women experienced before being liberated by feminism. It was a situated practice that meant different things to . Steele, V: Corset - A Cultural History: : Steele, Valerie: Libros en idiomas extranjeros/5(20).


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The corset is probably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion. Although regarded as an essential element of fashionable dress from the Renaissance into the twentieth century, the corset was also frequently condemned as an instrument of torture and the cause of ill by: This lavishly illustrated book offers fascinating and often surprising answers to these questions.

Valerie Steele, one of the world's most respected fashion historians, explores the cultural history of the corset, demolishing myths about this notorious garment and revealing new information and perspectives on its changing significance over the 5/5(1).

“The Corset is a compelling book both for its wealth of information and because of its array of illustrations of the corset as cultural artifact.”— Virginia Quarterly Review Winner of the Millia Davenport Publication Award, sponsored by the Costume Society of America.

The Corset, a fascinating look at one of history's most culturally-charged costume artifacts, both benefits and suffers from the obvious erudition of its e Steele, Yale PhD and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, brings meticulous research to the table in her step-by-step examination of the corset's development as an article /5(20).

An essential element of fashionable dress from the Renaissance into the twentieth century, the corset has been viewed not only as an object of eroticism but also as an instrument of torture and subjugation.

This lavishly illustrated book explores the cultural history of the corset. Named one of the Best of the Year by the Toronto Globe & Mail/5(24). This lavishly illustrated book offers fascinating and often surprising answers to these questions.

Valerie Steele, one of the world’s most respected fashion historians, explores the cultural history of the corset, demolishing myths about this notorious garment and revealing new information and perspectives on its changing significance over.

In this book, I shall challenge the reductiveness of this picture, which frames the history of the corset in terms of oppression versus liberation, and. Find books like The Corset: A Cultural History from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked The Corset: A Cultural History. Get this from a library. The corset: a cultural history. [Valerie Steele] -- 1. Steel and Whalebone: Fashioning the Aristocratic Body 2.

Art and Nature: Corset Controversies of the Nineteenth Century 3. Dressed to Kill: The Medical Consequences of Corsetry 4. Fashion and. out of 5 stars The Corset: A Cultural History. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. It is a fascinating look at not only the history of the corset itself but also the history of the people who wore them.

2 people found this helpful. This book was beautifully put together and extremely informative about the beginnings /5. French Corset,courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art. Beyond fitted, tight, or anywhere in between — corsetry has a long history that stretches far Author: Michelle Honig. This lavishly illustrated book offers fascinating and often surprising answers to these questions.

Valerie Steele, one of the world’s most respected fashion historians, explores the cultural history of the corset, demolishing myths about this notorious garment and revealing new information and perspectives on its changing significance over Brand: Valerie Steele.

"This is cultural scholarship and social history at its absolute best." Literary Review "The Corset is at once couture eye candy and intellectually enlightening." WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS "Obligatory reading for fashion historians.".

The history of the corset is really essentially the history of women–women’s fashions, women’s health, women’s work–so obviously a short blog post can only scratch the surface.

Another major reason why corsets have been having a “moment” in the past few years is an amazing book: Valerie Steel’s The Corset: A Cultural History. The Corset: A Cultural History Valerie Steele, Author Yale University Press $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

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See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" CDN$ CDN$ CDN$ /5(25). The corset has been an important article of clothing for several centuries in Europe, evolving as fashion trends have changed.

Women, as well as some men, have used it to change the appearance of their bodies. The corset first became popular in sixteenth-century Europe, reaching the zenith of its popularity in the Victorian the corset has typically been worn as an. Valeric Steele, one of the world's most respected fashion historians, explores the cultural history of the corset, demolishing myths about this notorious garment and revealing new information and perspectives on its changing significance over the centuries/5(2).

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The Corset: A Cultural History. Valerie Steele. pp, Yale, £ Crucial evidence in the true history of the corset was first published in by Doris Langley Moore, whose collection of. The Return of the Tight Squeeze. Institute of Technology, called “probably the most controversial garment in the entire history of fashion” in.

The corset: a cultural history Submitted by lmeans on May. 16, "[This] book concludes with insightful analyses of such recent developments as the reconception of the corset as a symbol of rebellion and female sexual empowerment, the revival of the corset in contemporary high fashion, and its transformation from an item of underwear to.

“The Corset is a compelling book both for its wealth of information and because of its array of illustrations of the corset as cultural artifact.”— Virginia Quarterly Review Selected for inclusion in the "Books to Remember" list by the New York Public Library.