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Wearing Propaganda: Textiles in Japan, Britain and the United States, 1931-1945 (Published in Association with the Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture) [Hardcover]

Jacqueline M Atkins

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9 Dec 2005 Published in Association with the Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture
Protest fashion from the Vietnam War years is widely familiar, but today few are aware that dramatic fashion and textile designs served as patriotic propaganda for the Japanese, British, and Americans during the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945). This fabulously illustrated book presents hundreds of examples of how fashion was employed by commercial interests on all sides of the conflict to boost morale and fan patriotism. From a kimono lined with images of U.S. planes being bombed to a British scarf emblazoned with optimistic anti-rationing slogans, Wearing Propaganda documents the development of the role of fashion as propaganda first in Japan and soon thereafter in Britain and the United States. The book discusses traditional and contemporary Japanese styles and what they revealed about Japanese domestic attitudes to war, and it shows how these attitudes echoed or contrasted with British and American fashions that were virulently anti-Japanese in some instances, humorously upbeat about wartime deprivations in others. With insights into style and design, fashion history, material culture, and the social history of Japan, the United States, and Britain, this book offers unexpected riches for every reader. Exhibition schedule: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture (November, 2005 - February, 2006). Other venues to be announced.

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'...a scholarly, and surprisingly fascinating, look at fashion and textiles as propaganda...during the Asia Pacific War.' -- The Independent, 20th January 2006

'...lavish and beautiful...it is the volume's painstaking exposition of [wartime designs and patterns]...which establishes it as truly original work' -- Cynthia Rose, Crafts Beautiful, March 1 2006

'[A] handsome, scholarly volume...fascinating...compelling...' -- Juliet Gardiner, History Today, June, 2006

About the Author

Jacqueline M. Atkins is adjunct professor at New York University and curator of the Bard Graduate Center Wearing Propaganda exhibition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A seminal work! 11 Jan 2007
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An intensively researched, tightly written, extensively documented study of patriotic and propaganda textiles developed by the major players during WW II and the years immediately before it. The acknowledgements page alone reflects the author's interaction with many of the leading lights in textile research today. Highly recommended!
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