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The Resource Fashion victims : the dangers of dress past and present, Alison Matthews David

Fashion victims : the dangers of dress past and present, Alison Matthews David

Label
Fashion victims : the dangers of dress past and present
Title
Fashion victims
Title remainder
the dangers of dress past and present
Statement of responsibility
Alison Matthews David
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From insidious murder weapons to blaze-igniting crinolines, clothing has been the cause of death, disease and madness throughout history, by accident and design. Clothing is designed to protect, shield and comfort us, yet lurking amongst seemingly innocuous garments we find hats laced with mercury, frocks laden with arsenic and literally 'drop-dead gorgeous' gowns. Fabulously gory and gruesome, 'Fashion victims' takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the lethal history of women's, men's and children's dress, in myth and reality. Drawing upon surviving fashion objects and numerous visual and textual sources, encompassing louse-ridden military uniforms, accounts of the fiery deaths of Oscar Wilde's half-sisters and dancer Isadora Duncan's accidental strangulation by entangled scarf; the book explores how garments have tormented those who made and wore them and harmed animals and the environment in the process. Vividly chronicling evidence from Greek mythology to the present day, Matthews David puts everyday apparel under the microscope and unpicks the dark side of fashion.0'Fashion victims' is lavishly illustrated with over 125 images and is a remarkable resource for everyone from scholars and students to fashion enthusiasts
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matthews David, Alison
Dewey number
646/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA779
LC item number
.M38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QT 245
NLM item number
M438f 2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing and dress
  • Product safety
  • Hazardous substances
  • Clothing
  • Consumer Product Safety
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Clothing and dress
  • Hazardous substances
  • Product safety
  • Kläder
  • Farliga ämnen
Label
Fashion victims : the dangers of dress past and present, Alison Matthews David
Link
http://swbplus.bsz-bw.de/bsz451508688inh.htm
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Diseased dress : germ warfare -- Toxic Techniques : mercurial hats -- Poisonous pigments : arsenical greens -- Dangerous dyes : a pretty, deadly rainbow -- Entangled and strangled : caught in the machine -- Inflammatory fabrics : flaming tutus and combustible crinolines -- Explosive fakes : plastic combs and artificial silk."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Death By Fashion in Fact and Fiction -- Diseased Dress: Germ Warfare -- Toxic Techniques: Mercurial Hats -- Poisonous Pigments : Arsenical Greens -- Dangerous Dyes : A Pretty, Deadly Rainbow -- Entangled And Strangled : Caught in the Machine -- Inflammatory Fabrics : Flaming Tutus and Combustible Crinolines -- Explosive Fakes : Plastic Combs and Artificial Silk -- The Afterlife of Fashion Victims
Control code
ocn865493575
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9781845204495
Lccn
2014049825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)865493575
Label
Fashion victims : the dangers of dress past and present, Alison Matthews David
Link
http://swbplus.bsz-bw.de/bsz451508688inh.htm
Publication
Note
"Diseased dress : germ warfare -- Toxic Techniques : mercurial hats -- Poisonous pigments : arsenical greens -- Dangerous dyes : a pretty, deadly rainbow -- Entangled and strangled : caught in the machine -- Inflammatory fabrics : flaming tutus and combustible crinolines -- Explosive fakes : plastic combs and artificial silk."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Death By Fashion in Fact and Fiction -- Diseased Dress: Germ Warfare -- Toxic Techniques: Mercurial Hats -- Poisonous Pigments : Arsenical Greens -- Dangerous Dyes : A Pretty, Deadly Rainbow -- Entangled And Strangled : Caught in the Machine -- Inflammatory Fabrics : Flaming Tutus and Combustible Crinolines -- Explosive Fakes : Plastic Combs and Artificial Silk -- The Afterlife of Fashion Victims
Control code
ocn865493575
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9781845204495
Lccn
2014049825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)865493575

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