Dress, fashion and technology

Dress-fashion324TORTORA Phyllis G.

Dress, fashion and technology : from prehistory to the present

London : Bloomsbury, 2015, XV-245 p.

ISBN 978-0-85785-191-8

MOND 692

Résumé éditeur :

Technology has been an essential factor in the production of dress and the cultures of fashion throughout human history. Structured chronologically from prehistory to the present day, this is the first broad study of the complex relationship between dress and technology.
Over the course of human history, dress-making and fashion technology has changed beyond recognition: from needles and human hands in the ancient world to complex 20th-century textile production machines, it has now come to include the technologies that influence dress styles and the fashion industry, while fashion itself may drive aspects of technology. In the last century, new technologies such as the electronic media and high-tech manufacturing have helped not just to produce but to define fashion: the creation of automobiles prompted a decline in long skirts for women while the beginnings of space travel caused people to radically rethink the function of dress. In many ways, technology has itself created avant garde and contemporary fashions.
Through an impressive range of international case studies, the book challenges the perception that fashion is unique to western dress and outlines the many ways in which dress and technology intersect. Dress, Fashion and Technology is ideal reading for students and scholars of fashion studies, textile history, anthropology and cultural studies.
Table des matières :
Chapter 1:Connecting Technology, Dress, and FashionPart I, Before the Revolution
Chapter 2: Dress and The Technologies Of Prehistory
(Upper Paleolithic to the Neolithic Period)Chapter 3: Technologies And Dress In Towns, Cities and Empires
(Neolithic Period to C. 500 C.E.)

Chapter 4: Technology And Dress Facilitate Fashion Change
(Dark Ages to the Seventeenth Century in Europe)

Chapter 5: Some Asian Developments in Technology, Dress and Fashion
(End of the Neolithic Period until the 17th Century)

Part II: The Industrial Revolution and First Steps Toward the Fashion Industry
Chapter 6: Dress and Fashion Move The Industrial Revolution Forward
(18th Century)

Chapter 7: The Role Of Dress and Fashion in the Industrial Revolution
(c. 1800 to 1860)

Chapter 8: Dress, Fashion and Social Changes Follow the Industrial Revolution
(Nineteenth Century)

Chapter 9: Tools that Enable Fashion Change and Innovations in Dress
(19th century)

Part III, The Fashion Industry is Born
Chapter 10: Tools and Processes Expand Options for Dress and Fashion
(20th and 21st centuries)

Chapter 11: Transportation and its Effects
(20th and 21st centuries)

Chapter 12: The Effects of Sports
(19th to the 21st centuries)

Chapter 13: Communications Technologies that Disseminate Fashion Information
(19th to the 21st centuries)

Part IV, High Tech Enters
Chapter 14: Technology Contributes to the Globalization of Fashion
(20th and 21st centuries)

Chapter 15: Environments Interact with Technologies
(20th and 21st centuries)

Chapter 16 New Technological Frontiers for Dress And Fashion
(21st century)

Axe de recherches :
  • Axe 1 : Cultures visuelles et matérielles

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