Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Ten-volume set

Joanne B. Eicher Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, Vol 1 Doran Ross, Margot Blum Schevill, Phyllis G. Tortora, Jasleen Dhamija, Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, John E. Vollmer, Margaret Maynard, Lise Skov, Djurdja Bartlett
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The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion explores, in 760 articles and 3.6 million words, the dressed and adorned body across cultures and throughout history. Lavishly illustrated with over 2,000 images, it is essential for all students, scholars and practitioners of fashion and textiles, across disciplines. Available in print - as a 10 volume set - and online within the Berg Fashion Library. The Encyclopedia provides:
  • In-depth original articles - from over 600 international experts - on countries, themes, cultural groups, and dress types
  • Special articles on sources and evidence for each major geographical area
  • 'Snapshot' articles featuring illuminating examples and case studies - Invaluable bibliographies and suggestions for further reading for each article
  • Cross-references and an analytical cumulative index
Cross-cultural and multidisciplinary in approach, the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion provides readers with an appreciation of the richness and complexity of dress around the world. For more information please see
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ISBN-13: 9781847881045
ISBN-10: 1847881041
Pagini: 5760
Ilustrații: 2,000 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
Dimensiuni: 210 x 280 x 320 mm
Greutate: 20.07 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Berg Publishers
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Special articles on sources and evidence for each major geographical area, and 'Snapshot' articles featuring illuminating examples and case studies

Notă biografică

Joanne B. Eicher is a worldwide authority on the anthropology of dress. She is Editor for Berg's Dress, Body, Culture series, and is the author, co-author or editor of a wide range of books including: The Visible Self; Mother, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood; Fashion Foundations; and Dress and Ethnicity. She has lectured and presented papers on five continents. Her research focuses on dress as non-verbal communication with research emphasis on Africa and the textile trade from India to Africa. She is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota where she served as department head of Design, Housing, and Apparel, and Director of the Goldstein Museum of Design. She received her PhD from Michigan State University. Her honors include the Leadership Award from ACASA (Arts Council of African Studies Association) and Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from Iowa State University.


Volume 1: Africa Editors: Joanne B. Eicher, University of Minnesota, USA and Doran Ross, Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA
Volume 2: Latin America and the Caribbean Editor: Margot Blum Schevill, Consultant, Textiles and Folk Art, USA Consulting Editor: Blenda Femenías, George Washington University, USA
Volume 3: The United States and Canada Editor: Phyllis Tortora, Professor Emerita, Queens College, City University of New York, USA Consultant: Joseph D. Horse Capture, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA
Volume 4: South Asia and Southeast Asia Editor: Jasleen Dhamija, Independent Scholar, India and Hill Professor, University of Minnesota, USA
Volume 5: Central and Southwest Asia Editor: Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Textile Research Centre, Leiden and the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands
Volume 6: East Asia Editor: John E. Vollmer, President of Vollmer Cultural Consultants Inc, Canada
Volume 7: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands Editor: Margaret Maynard, University of Queensland, Australia
Volume 8: West Europe Editor: Lise Skov, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Consulting Editor: Valerie Cumming, Costume Society and formerly Museum of London, UK
Volume 9: East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus Editor: Djurdja Bartlett, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK Assistant Editor: Pamela Smith, Independent Consultant on Russian Arts and Culture
Volume 10: Global Perspectives Editor: Joanne B. Eicher, University of Minnesota, USA Assistant Editor: Phyllis Tortora, Professor Emerita, Queens College, City University of New York, USA and Consultant


An absolutely absorbing resource ... I never tired of discovering many of the numerous and fascinating facts, contained within. It was a joy!
This work is arguably the new benchmark in its field ... the set is magnificent ... Essential for larger public libraries and academic institutions; appropriate for students of cultural, social, artistic, and anthropological studies. [starred status]
This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in fashion and dress but particularly useful for students in anthropology, art history, cultural studies, museum studies, and, or course, fashion and textiles. It is recommended for undergraduate and graduate institutions with majors in these areas plus large public libraries. [starred status]
Its clever global organisation and near flawless presentation make it less at home in an old library and more shown off in open plan furniture. A must for the man who has everything!
2009 Library Journal Reference Supplement 'Editor's Pick' for New & Forthcoming Reference
After more than five years of meticulous fieldwork, extensive travel, writing, and more writing, [Eicher's] team produced a document that gives every corner of the globe equal scholarly representation. The encyclopedia is a brilliant resource ... more comprehensive than any history of dress or study of fashion on the shelf. It was created to be a record - the fairest of them all.
It is hard to avoid the use of superlatives in reviewing this ambitious, erudite and authoritative series. Taking dress, fashion and (implicitly) the textiles and other materials that have adorned cross-cultural bodies throughout history as its themes, this ten-volume publication (with 6000 pages and 200 images) provides an extraordinary and rigorous contribution, not only to these, but a breadth of related disciplines.
[A] must-read.