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Clothing and Landscape in Victorian England: Working-Class Dress and Rural Life

Clothing and Landscape in Victorian England: Working-Class Dress and Rural Life
Rachel Worth

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In the context of this rapidly changing world, Rachel Worth explores the ways in which the clothing of the rural working classes was represented visually in paintings and photographs and by the literary sources of documentary, autobiography and fiction, as well as by the particular pattern of survival and collection by museums of garments of rural provenance. Rachel Worth explores ways in which clothing and how it is represented throws light on wider social and cultural aspects of society, as well as how 'traditional' styles of dress, like men's smock-frocks or women's sun-bonnets, came to be replaced by 'fashion'. Her compelling study, with black & white and colour illustrations, both adds a broader dimension to the history of dress by considering it within the social and cultural context of its time and discusses how clothing enriches our understanding of the social history of the Victorian period.

Author Info

Rachel Worth is Professor of History of Dress and Fashion and Head of Research Development at the Arts University Bournemouth. She received her Doctorate from The Courtauld Institute and has been Visiting Professor there. She is the author of Dress & Textiles (2002), Fashion for the People: A History of Clothing at Marks & Spencer (2006) and Fashion and Class (2016).

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

Hardback
ISBN: 9781784533960
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2018
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 30 black and white integrated illustrations and an 8 page colour plate section

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