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Title:
Jocks and nerds : men's style in the twentieth century
Author:
Martin, Richard.
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Publication Information:
New York : Rizzoli, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780847810451

9780847810468
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Book

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Author Notes

Harold Koda is Curator of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Harold Koda is Curator of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Jocks and Nerds are just two of the 12 ``male identities'' Martin and Koda ( Fashion and Surrealism ) identify as this century's ``persistent style modes''; the others: Worker, Rebel, Cowboy, Military Man, Hunter, Joe College, Sportsman, Businessman, Man About Town, Dandy. Illustrated with fashion shots from GQ , Esquire , L'Uomo Vogue and other magazines, the book also includes movie and publicity stills and candid photographs of the famous wearing their emblematic clothing--Eisenhower's jacket, Mark Spitz's red-white-and-blue swimsuit, Bogart's trenchcoat, Brando's T-shirt. There is plenty of frightful writing, for example, this description of cowboy dress: ``His spurs, essential for moving a recalcitrant horse, give him armadillo-like invulnerability.'' Other passages, however, buoy up otherwise tiresome lectures: ``Today's rolled chinos and blue jeans with the cuffs turned up still suggest the minor rebellion in protected circumstances associated with college life.'' (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Publisher's Weekly Review

Jocks and Nerds are just two of the 12 ``male identities'' Martin and Koda ( Fashion and Surrealism ) identify as this century's ``persistent style modes''; the others: Worker, Rebel, Cowboy, Military Man, Hunter, Joe College, Sportsman, Businessman, Man About Town, Dandy. Illustrated with fashion shots from GQ , Esquire , L'Uomo Vogue and other magazines, the book also includes movie and publicity stills and candid photographs of the famous wearing their emblematic clothing--Eisenhower's jacket, Mark Spitz's red-white-and-blue swimsuit, Bogart's trenchcoat, Brando's T-shirt. There is plenty of frightful writing, for example, this description of cowboy dress: ``His spurs, essential for moving a recalcitrant horse, give him armadillo-like invulnerability.'' Other passages, however, buoy up otherwise tiresome lectures: ``Today's rolled chinos and blue jeans with the cuffs turned up still suggest the minor rebellion in protected circumstances associated with college life.'' (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved