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Author Schmidt, Christine (Christine Margaret), 1958- author.

Title The swimsuit / by Christine Schmidt.

Published London : Bloomsbury, 2012.


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Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series Dress, body, culture.
Dress, body, culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Documenting the modern swimsuit's trajectory from men's underwear and circus/performance wear, to its unique niche in world fashion, Schmidt emphasises the relationship between fashion, media, celebrity, sport and the cultivation of the modern body. This fascinating book provides an historical, sociological and cultural context in which to view how the swimsuit - and Australia, the country that significantly influenced its modern form - migrated from the cultural and colonial periphery to the centre of international attention. In addition, the book offers new perspectives on national histories of the swimsuit and investigates how traditional European fashion centers have opened up to new markets and modes of living, bringing together influences from around the globe.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 1, 2016).
Subject Bathing suits.
ISBN 9781474280051 (ebook) No price