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Fashions of a decade : The 1960's
Connikie, Yvonne.
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Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, [1990]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
A pictorial survey chronicling the international fashions of the 1960's.
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Central Library GT596 .C66 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
Central Library GT596 .C66 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Central Library GT596 .C66 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
Clarence Library GT596 .C66 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library GT596 .C66 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Oversize
Orchard Park Library GT596 .C66 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library GT596 .C66 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Oversize

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Loaded with full-color illustrations, the Fashions of a Decade set provides an exciting new way for students to learn about modern history.

The eight-volume set captures the wildly divergent clothing styles and trends that have played such a crucial role in defining our century. From the gaudy to the austere, from the shocking to the sublime, Fashions of a Decade chronicles the modern world's continual desire to express itself -- and to mold itself -- through fashion.

What truly distinguishes this set is its exploration of these trends in the context of Western history. It looks at the dramatic world events, shifting social movements, and fascinating political and cultural movements that influenced the world of twentieth-century fashion.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. With six books still to come, the eight-volume Fashions of a Decade series explores the international world of twentieth-century fashion in the light of the politics, events, and culture of each decade, from 1920 until 1990. The first two volumes in the series are colorfully illustrated with original paintings, contemporary photographs, record album covers, and more. They provide an accessible overview of each decade, placing fashion trends within their appropriate political and historical contexts. Particular fashion developments are examined and highlighted. Illustrated with photos of pop, rock, and film stars, such as Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, and Brigitte Bardot, The 1960s discusses the effects of rock music and cinema on the international fashion scene. The 1980s takes a look at Yuppies and designer labels. Browsers and fashion design students alike will be intrigued. A glossary, time line, and reading list are appended. ~--Mary Romano Marks

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-- Almost every page in these two volumes includes at least one vivid full-color fashion drawing or photograph (sometimes color, sometimes black-and-white, others in tinted half-tones), and often there is more illustration than narrative. The different pictorial formats place the fashions in the context of the era (historical settings such as Woodstock and GIs in Vietnam) or allow them to be viewed in detail. No important trends are ignored: Twiggy, Dior, the hippies and the mini, ripped jeans, Lagerfeld, Lauren, and Armani are but a few of the designers and fads represented. There is just enough text to create a sense of the events that influenced people, and to show how those events tied into trends. These titles are not for serious students of fashion, but will be fun for browsers and those interested in an introduction to the concept of clothing design in the context of contemporary events. Lila Perl's From Top Hats to Baseball Caps, from Bustles to Blue Jeans: Why We Dress the Way We Do (Clarion, 1990) also tackles this subject. In addition , The History of 20th Century Fashion (Barnes & Noble, 1986) by Elizabeth Ewing and Fashion: The Mirror of History (Crown, 1982; o.p.) by Michael and Ariane Batterberry give similar information in a more thorough presentation. --Janet E. Gelfand, Lawrence Junior High School, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



Fashions of a Decade: The 1960s delves into the free-spirited clothing trends of this time period, exploring history from a social and cultural perspective. From the far-out fads of beatniks and hippies, popularized by Bob Dylan, to rock star rebels, epitomized by Mick Jagger, to boyish fashion models, captured by the waifish Twiggy, this revised, full-color volume brings the peace-loving threads of the '60s back to life in good style. Excerpted from Fashions of a Decade: The 1960s by Yvonne Connikie All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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