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The Corset: A Cultural History Paperback – 4 Feb 2003

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (4 Feb. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300099533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300099539
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 1.5 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 186,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is cultural scholarship and social history at its absolute best."

"The Corset is at once couture eye candy and intellectually enlightening."

"Obligatory reading for fashion historians."

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An essential element of fashionable dress from the Renaissance into the twentieth century, the corset has been viewed not only as an object of eroticism but also as an instrument of torture and subjugation. This lavishly illustrated book explores the cultural history of the corset. Named one of the Best of the Year 2001 by the Toronto Globe & Mail. Selected for inclusion in the Books to Remember list by the New York Public Library. Winner of the 2002 Milia Davenport Publication Award sponsored by the Costume Society of America.

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