British Library Pocket Diary 2019

Author: British Library

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 112

View: 998

The British Library Pocket Diary 2019 is fully illustrated, with a week-to-view and ribbon marker. It showcases a wide range of remarkable maps, navigational charts and historic plans from the Library's collection of cartographic materials, including material relating to journeys by Captain Cook.

RHS Pocket Diary 2019

Author: Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 112

View: 270

The RHS Diary 2019 brings together a beautiful collection of botanical illustrations by Beatrix Stanley, showcasing work held in the RHS's world-famous Lindley Library. This week-to-view diary is illustrated in colour throughout and has a ribbon marker.

The Pocket

A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900

Author: Barbara Burman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 264

View: 706

Pencils, a sketchbook, cake, yards of stolen ribbon, thimbles, snuff boxes, a picture of a lover, two live ducks: these are just some of the fascinating things carried by women and girls in their tie-on pockets, an essential accessory throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. This first book-length study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women's everyday lives--from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen--and explore their consumption practices, work, sociability, mobility, privacy, and identity. The authors draw on an unprecedented study of surviving pockets in museums and private collections to identify their materials, techniques, and decoration; their use is investigated through sources as diverse as criminal trials, letters, diaries, inventories, novels, and advertisements. Richly illustrated with paintings, satirical prints, and photographs of artifacts in detail, this innovative book reveals the unexpected story of these deeply evocative and personal objects.

Dress in the Age of Jane Austen

Regency Fashion

Author: Hilary Davidson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 336

View: 462

A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated examination of dress, clothing, fashion, and sewing in the Regency seen through the lens of Jane Austen's life and writings This lively book reveals the clothing and fashion of the world depicted in Jane Austen's beloved books, focusing on the long Regency between the years 1795 and 1825. During this period, accelerated change saw Britain's turbulent entry into the modern age, and clothing reflected these transformations. Starting with the intimate perspective of clothing the self, Dress in the Age of Jane Austen moves outward through the social and cultural spheres of home, village, countryside, and cities, and into the wider national and global realms, exploring the varied ways people dressed to inhabit these environments. Jane Austen's famously observant fictional writings, as well as her letters, provide the entry point for examining the Regency age's rich complexity of fashion, dress, and textiles for men and women in their contemporary contexts. Lavishly illustrated with paintings, drawings, historic garments, and fashion plates--including many previously unpublished images--this authoritative yet accessible book will help readers visualize the external selves of Austen's immortal characters as clearly as she wrote of their internal ones. The result is an enhanced understanding of Austen's work and time, and also of the history of one of Britain's most distinctive fashion eras.

Book Parts

Author: Dennis Duncan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 453

What would an anatomy of the book look like? There is the main text, of course, the file that the author proudly submits to their publisher. But around this, hemming it in on the page or enclosing it at the front and back of the book, there are dozens of other texts—page numbers and running heads, copyright statements and errata lists—each possessed of particular conventions, each with their own lively histories. To consider these paratexts—recalling them from the margins, letting them take centre stage—is to be reminded that no book is the sole work of the author whose name appears on the cover; rather, every book is the sum of a series of collaborations. It is to be reminded, also, that not everything is intended for us, the readers. There are sections that are solely directed at others—binders, librarians, lawyers—parts of the book that, if they are working well, are working discreetly, like a theatrical prompt, whispering out of the audience's ear-shot Book Parts is a bold and imaginative intervention in the fast growing field of book history: it pulls the book apart. Over twenty-two chapters, Book Parts tells the story of the components of the book: from title pages to endleaves; from dust jackets to indexes—and just about everything in between. Book Parts covers a broad historical range that runs from the pre-print era to the digital, bringing together the expertise of some of the most exciting scholars working on book history today in order to shine a new light on these elements hiding in plain sight in the books we all read.

RHS Desk Diary 2019

Author: Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 112

View: 429

The RHS Diary 2019 brings together a beautiful collection of botanical illustrations by Beatrix Stanley, showcasing work held in the RHS's world-famous Lindley Library. This week-to-view diary is illustrated in colour throughout and has a ribbon marker.