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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion free pdf Lavishly illustrated with over 300 images - most previously unpublished - Africa is the first major reference work to offer a comprehensive overview of dress and adornment in this vast continent of many nations and peoples. This volume examines past and present dress practices, including the ornamental and symbolic meaning of body decoration, the historical significance of cloth and textiles, and the ancient trading relationships and migrations that have shaped Africa's complex material culture. This is a land of contrasts, where age-old ceremonial dress and mask traditions coexist with the trappings of a modern, globalized society. The rich, varied, and often deeply symbolic dress of African peoples is given its fullest coverage to date in this landmark work.

About Joanne B. Eicher

Joanne B. Eicher is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Goldstein Museum of Design. She is Editor for Berg's Dress, Body, Culture series, and is the author, co-author or editor of a wide range of books including: The Visible Self- Mother, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood- Fashion Foundations- and Dress and Ethnicity. Doran H. Ross is a past president of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, and is the Editor of African Arts and Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture.

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Author : Joanne B. Eicher
Publisher : Berg Publishers
Data Published : 01 July 2010
ISBN : 1847883907
EAN : 9781847883902
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 608 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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