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Victims of Fashion (Hardcover, New edition) Loot Price: R795
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Victims of Fashion (Hardcover, New edition): Helen Louise Cowie

Victims of Fashion (Hardcover, New edition)

Helen Louise Cowie

Series: Science in History

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Animal products were used extensively in nineteenth-century Britain. A middle-class Victorian woman might wear a dress made of alpaca wool, drape herself in a sealskin jacket, brush her hair with a tortoiseshell comb, and sport feathers in her hat. She might entertain her friends by playing a piano with ivory keys or own a parrot or monkey as a living fashion accessory. In this innovative study, Helen Cowie examines the role of these animal-based commodities in Britain in the long nineteenth century and traces their rise and fall in popularity in response to changing tastes, availability, and ethical concerns. Focusing on six popular animal products - feathers, sealskin, ivory, alpaca wool, perfumes, and exotic pets - she considers how animal commodities were sourced and processed, how they were marketed and how they were consumed. She also assesses the ecological impact of nineteenth-century fashion.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Science in History
Release date: November 2021
Authors: Helen Louise Cowie
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-49517-2
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Industrial / commercial art & design > Fashion design
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1800 to 1900 > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 1-108-49517-6
Barcode: 9781108495172

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