Download Everyday Fashions of the Thirties as Pictured in Sears Catalogs Free Books - Demo

Download Everyday Fashions of the Thirties as Pictured in Sears Catalogs Free Books

Courier Corporation

English - 148 pages - ISBN-10: 048625108X - ISBN-13: 9780486251080

4/5 by 90 votes


For thousands of women across America, hard hit when the frivolity of the twenties ended so resoundingly with the Crash of '29, the pages of the Sears catalog became an essential resource in maintaining a wardrobe. An ambitious marketing operation, it could not afford to take chances on haute couture; its fashions were geared as closely as possible to the prevailing tastes of the American people. For this historically accurate sampling of authentic 1930s fashion, Stella Blum, former Curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, selected for reproduction 133 representative pages from rare Sears catalogs of the period (fall and spring catalog for each year from 1930 to 1939). Hundreds of illustrations record what men, women, and children were actually wearing in the 1930s when, as a copyline from the Fall 1930 catalog proclaimed: "Thrift is the spirit of the day. Reckless spending is a thing of the past." You'll see here how simpler women's fashion designs ? of more traditional, affordable material ? recaptured the feminine form with a more natural waistline and lower hemlines than seen in the twenties. For evening wear, longer dresses replaced flamboyant beaded short gowns while cloche hats, another twenties trademark, were replaced by berets, pillboxes, and turbans. The seriousness of the accessories and dresses endorsed by such Hollywood legends as Loretta Young, Claudette Colbert, and Fay Wray. For historians of costume, nostalgia buffs and casual browsers, these pages afford a rare picture of how the average American really dressed during the thirties. It is an essential resource for study of the clothing of an important era which designers cannot afford to be without.

468x60

Reviews

64x64

Ethan Peltier

OMG I love this book there is really no words to describe the way I feel about this book

Michelle Craig

Good book this is my3 time read it love

Ben Demotte

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

300x250

Recent Books

Bubble World
Bubble World
Carol Snow
Freesia's life is perfect. She lives on the beautiful tropical island of Agalinas, surrounded by idyllic weather, fancy dress shops, and peacocks who...
The Literary Animal
The Literary Animal
Jonathan Gottschall
In recent years, articles in major periodicals from the New York Times Magazine to the Times Literary Supplement have heralded the arrival of a new...
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
John-Roger
Uplifting and anecdotal in nature, this insightful book shows how all individuals can change their perspective with the power of forgiveness,...
What Is Art Education?
What Is Art Education?
jan jagodzinski
This edited book gathers seven established art educators-educator artists who address art education from the philosophical position of Deleuze and...
The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy
The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy
Barry R. Weingast
Over its long lifetime, "political economy" has had many different meanings: the science of managing the resources of a nation so as to provide...
The Adapted Mind
The Adapted Mind
Jerome H. Barkow
Although researchers have long been aware that the species-typical architecture of the human mind is the product of our evolutionary history, it has...
HER CONVENIENT MILLIONAIRE
HER CONVENIENT MILLIONAIRE
GAIL DAYTON
Micah Scott was working at his bar one night when he noticed lone Sherry Nyland had been nursing the same glass of wine for hours. At closing time,...
Aprenda Inglés Con la Ayuda de Dios
Aprenda Inglés Con la Ayuda de Dios
Francisco B. Guell
El ingl�s es un idioma dif�cil de aprender para muchos. Por eso, este libro est� dise�ado como un manual sencillo y f�cil de usar. Toda...
Healthcare Law: Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998
Healthcare Law: Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998
Austen Garwood-Gowers
With many issues still to be resolved,the Human Rights Act has brought considerable uncertainty with respect to healthcare law. Written as a critical...
Network Management
Network Management
Try to imagine a railway network that did not check its rolling stock, track, and signals whenever a failure occurred, or only discovered the...

People try find books with following this keywords