Titles Indirectly related to the project
Ali Guy, Eileen Green and Maura Banim. Through the wardrobe : women's relationships with their clothes. New York : Berg Publishers, 2001.
The books examines how clothing choices varies through time and across cultures.
Anne Brydon and Sandra Niessen, Ed. Consuming fashion : adorning the transnational body. New York : Berg Publishers , 1998.
Barbara Burman, Ed. The culture of sewing : gender, consumption and home dressmaking. New York : Berg Publishers, 1999.
Becker, Gary Stanley. Accounting for tastes. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
Cavallaro, Dani and Alexandra Warwick. Fashioning the Frame: Boundaries, Dress and Body. London: Berg Publishers, 1998
The authors present a theory of what dress means in relation to the body. Clothing represents choices and the freedom to shape individuals' selves. Clothing also represents boundaries, as it frames the body, both physical and social. The authors argue that clothing is "both a boundary and not a boundary." This book will allow me to understand and explore the ambiguous relation between dress and body, and the deeper levels of clothing, as a manifestation of the unconscious "at work through apparently superficial phenomena".
Falk, Pasi. The consuming body. London : Sage, 1994.
Fourt, Lyman Edwin. Clothing: comfort and function. New York: M. Dekker, 1970.
Horn, Marilyn J.The second skin, an interdisciplinary study of clothing. Boston: Mifflin,1968.
Kefgen, Mary. Individuality in clothing selection and personal appearance : a guide for the consumer. London : Collier Macmillan, 1986.
Kirsty Dunseath, Ed.. A second skin : women write about clothes. London : Women's Press, 1998.
Laurence Goldstein, Ed. The Female body : figures, styles, speculations. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1991.
Muggleton, David. Inside subculture : the postmodern meaning of style. New York : Berg Publishers, 2000.
Sims, Michael. Adam's navel : a natural and cultural history of the human form. New York : Viking, 2003.
Storey, John. Cultural consumption and everyday life. London: Arnold, 1999.
Tigert, Douglas J, L.J. Ring and C.W. King. Fashion involvement and buying behavior : a methodological study. Toronto: Faculty of Management Studies, University of Toronto, 1975.
William J.F. Keenan, Ed. Dressed to impress : looking the part. London : Heinemann, 1969.
The book explores the different ways clothing help to shape our identities and how particular ways of dressing are associated with a variety of lifestyle. The book focus mainly in the conscious manipulation of clothing to construct a different self.
Titles that historically contextualize the project
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. The dress of women : a critical introduction to the symbolism and sociology of clothing. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002.
Jane Trahey, Ed.. Harper's bazaar : 100 years of the American female. New York : Random House, 1967.
König, René. The restless image : a sociology of fashion. London : George Allen & Unwin, 1973.
Lansdell, Avril. Everyday fashions of the 20th century. Princes Risborough : Shire Publications, 1999.
Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat . Histoire technique & morale du vętement . Paris: Bordas, 1990.
McDowell, Colin. Fashion today. London: Phaidon, 2000.
Routh, Caroline. In Style : 100 Years of Canadian Women's Fashion. Toronto : Stoddart, 1993
Steele, Valerie, Irving Solero and Dorothy Twining. Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now. Yale University Press: 2000.
This book covers Post War 1940s through 1990s. In each era the author focuses on a few key designers.