The lost art of dress : the women who once made America stylish / Linda Przybyszewski.
- ISBN: 9780465036714 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 0465036716 (hbk.)
- Description: xv, 347 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 
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|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Gloucester||Adult New Books||New 746.92/Przybyszewski (Text to phone)||Checked out||07/24/2014|
|Lynnfield||Adult Nonfiction||TT 507 .P79 2014 (Text to phone)||In transit||-|
|Melrose||On Order||On Order 155936 (Text to phone)||On order||-|
|Salem||Adult Non-Fiction||746.92/PRZYBYSZEWSKI (Text to phone)||Checked out||08/07/2014|
|Swampscott||Lower Level||746.92 P (Text to phone)||Checked out||08/04/2014|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Contents Note:|| Introducing the Dress Doctors -- Art: principles for beauty -- Occasions: the duty and pleasure of dress -- Thrift: much for little -- Revolt: the fall of the Dress Doctors -- Aftermath: tyrannies of age and size.
|Summary:|| "The Lost Art of Dress explores how, in the first half of the 20th century, a remarkable group of women, whom Przybyszewski calls the Dress Doctors, taught Americans how to dress well and spearheaded a nationwide movement toward beautiful, economical, and egalitarian fashion. By the 1960s, however, the reign of the Dress Doctors was coming to an end. During the 70's and 80's, the rejection of the Dress Doctors went even further, as feminist groups targeted Home Economics classes in schools as examples of society's pervasive sexism"-- Provided by publisher.
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