Consumptive Chic

A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease

Author: Carolyn A. Day

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 173

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, there was a tubercular 'moment' in which perceptions of the consumptive disease became inextricably tied to contemporary concepts of beauty, playing out in the clothing fashions of the day. With the ravages of the illness widely regarded as conferring beauty on the sufferer, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in both beauty practices and dress. While medical writers of the time believed that the fashionable way of life of many women actually rendered them susceptible to the disease, Carolyn A. Day investigates the deliberate and widespread flouting of admonitions against these fashion practices in the pursuit of beauty. Through an exploration of contemporary social trends and medical advice revealed in medical writing, literature and personal papers, Consumptive Chic uncovers the intimate relationship between fashionable women's clothing, and medical understandings of the illness. Illustrated with over 40 full color fashion plates, caricatures, medical images, and photographs of original garments, this is a compelling story of the intimate relationship between the body, beauty, and disease - and the rise of 'tubercular chic'.

Consumptive Chic

A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease

Author: Carolyn A. Day

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 351

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, there was a tubercular 'moment' in which perceptions of the consumptive disease became inextricably tied to contemporary concepts of beauty, playing out in the clothing fashions of the day. With the ravages of the illness widely regarded as conferring beauty on the sufferer, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in both beauty practices and dress. While medical writers of the time believed that the fashionable way of life of many women actually rendered them susceptible to the disease, Carolyn A. Day investigates the deliberate and widespread flouting of admonitions against these fashion practices in the pursuit of beauty. Through an exploration of contemporary social trends and medical advice revealed in medical writing, literature and personal papers, Consumptive Chic uncovers the intimate relationship between fashionable women's clothing, and medical understandings of the illness. Illustrated with over 40 full color fashion plates, caricatures, medical images, and photographs of original garments, this is a compelling story of the intimate relationship between the body, beauty, and disease - and the rise of 'tubercular chic'.

Three Black Skirts

All You Need to Survive

Author: Anna Johnson

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 403

It's the real thing. It's about getting your life together. It's about looking damn fine. It's about man handling. It's about the casa question. About solitude. About stain removal. Whether you're a young woman just out of school and starting a career or a successful thirty-something, if you're still wasting time looking for stockings that match or struggling to keep on top of credit card bills, you need help. And not a glossy monthly's unattainable idea of help, but the stuff that works--the nuts and bolts. Anna Johnson's Three Black Skirts is the book that delivers. In a voice that's knowing, smart, hip and funny--and with the author's own retro illustrations to match--Ms. Johnson cuts right to the core of the chaos that passes for life today and shows how to find order, balance, fulfillment. She covers it all: health, dating, career moves, finances, entertaining, body image, sex, and, of course, the indispensability of owning three black skirts. She offers the twenty basics for money management, and three keys for shopaholics to gain control over their passion. A workshop to build better food habits. Ten ways to get to sleep. Dress codes to the major cities. A Schmoozer's Guide to Compliments. Principles of Modern Courtship. And everything in between, from an extensive stain removal chart to eleven ideas for reawakening your spiritual life.

Goth Chic

A Connoisseur's Guide to Dark Culture

Author: Gavin Baddeley

Publisher: Plexus Pub

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 627

Goth Chic is the first book to properly explore Gothic culture in the modern world. Gavin Baddeley, an expert in his field, examines the subject from a pop- and sub-cultural perspective, identifying hidden gems from the underground alongside better-known manifestations, looking at all facets of the culture including horror comics, fetish clubs, Goth rock superstars and vampire cultists. Exploring the more stimulating aspects of the world s most macabre manifestations, this book charts the most important, exciting and unusual works, figures and ideas in the different areas that it covers. A must for anyone with a passing interest in Goth, from the novice to the most seasoned veteran of Gothic culture.

Contemporary Sources

Readings from Writer's Workshop

Author: William Price Fox

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page: 279

View: 946

Library Record

Author: Free Public Library of Jersey City

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Catalogs, Classified (Dewey decimal)

Page:

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Library Record

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Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Classified catalogs (Dewey decimal)

Page:

View: 921