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On the Button: The Significance of an Ordinary Item Hardcover – 30 Nov 2011

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris (30 Nov. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848855842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848855847
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 259,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Nina Edwards knows everything you might want to know about buttons, and much more that you have never imagined. Her book is a tour de force, and full of interesting stories.' --Alison Lurie, novelist and author of 'The Language of Clothes'

[Nina Edwards] sums it up best herself in the end. 'This book...has turned into somewhat of a maze....' It is a maze of delightful exploration and discovery. Not a button's collector's handbook, to be sure but an engaging, in-depth account of the button's connection to the many facets of our lives. --New Hampshire State Button Society

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Nina Edwards is a freelance writer. She is also an actor and lives in London.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cleo on 3 Mar. 2012
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An immensely readable exploration of what I used to think about as just an ordinary object. The button in history and art is fully explored in this very enjoyable book. I never knew buttons came into so many aspects of life. I liked things like the part on how Native Americans were introduced to button making. The fashion information and pictures are really useful.
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Interesting subject 13 Jan. 2014
By Simone Carbonneau Kincaid - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book for those who love buttons and are interested in the history of buttons. Lots of research went into this book.
Wish there were more illustrations.
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Looks interesting 6 July 2013
By dave silvernail - Published on Amazon.com
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The book just arrived, I haven't read it yet. I'm sorry it doesn't have more colored pages and I didn't realize it was a British book.
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