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Ornamentalism: The Art of Renaissance Accessories Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Mirabella, Bella (Editor)
ISBN: 0472051172     ISBN-13: 9780472051175
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
    OUR PRICE: $41.95  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: June 2016
Ornamentalism is the first book to focus on Renaissance accessories, their histories and meanings. The collection's eminent contributors bring accessories to the center of a discussion about material culture, dress, and adornment, exploring their use, significance, and multiple lives. Defining an “accessory” in the broadest sense—including scents, veils, handkerchiefs, lingerie, codpieces, dildos, jewels, ruffs, wax seals, busks, shoes, scissors, and even boys—the book provides a rich cultural history that’s eclectic and bold, including discussions of bodily functions, personal hygiene, and sexuality.

Lively, well-written, and richly illustrated with color plates, Ornamentalism will appeal to scholars of the material past and social practice, and those interested in fashion studies, manners and morals, gender and sexuality, theater and performance.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dress accessories; Europe; History.
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Criticism | European | English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
- History | Renaissance
Dewey: 646/.3
LCCN: 2011023787
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 1.00" (1.30 lbs) 342 pages
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Contributor Bio(s):
Bella Mirabella is Associate Professor of Literature and Humanities at New York University.