Power and Style

Gaulme, Dominique; Gaulme, Francois

Published by Editions Flammarion
ISBN 10: 2080201352 / ISBN 13: 9782080201355
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

From the birth of clothing to modern menswear, this work reveals fashions role in monarchies, military regimes, dictatorships, and the birth of democracy. It includes from ceremonial dress to fur coats, tribal paint, feather headdresses, or even grass skirts, finery conveys the power of its wearer. Num Pages: 288 pages, col. Illustrations. BIC Classification: WJF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 249 x 317 x 34. Weight in Grams: 2230. . 2013. 1ST. Hardcover. . . . . Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.67 avg rating
(3 ratings)

Synopsis: From the invention of clothing to modern menswear, fashion has been used to embody power in monarchies, military regimes, dictatorships, and the birth of democracy. From the advent of the first civilizations along the Euphrates, Indus, and Nile rivers, clothing has not only offered protection from the elements, but it has also served as an expression of political power and its allocation throughout society. From tribes to royalty, dictatorships to democracies, one’s manner of dress reveals as much about a society’s structures as about the different identities and communities that it encompasses. From ceremonial dress to fur coats, tribal paint to grass skirts, one’s finery conveys the power and status of its wearer. While so-called "naked" societies use ocher, feathers, or shells to demonstrate social standing, elsewhere, gold, pearls, and other precious materials are used to show an individual’s importance.By studying the evolution of costume throughout history, we gain insight into the changes at the heart of communities, from East to West. The desire to dazzle and differentiate oneself via excessive adornment, or conversely the wish to conform, self-expression through attire says as much about an individual as about the society in which they live. From the ornate robes of Chinese emperors, to the painted Nubas in Africa, via the trends of different European courts that gave rise to the modern business suit, clothing as a manner of displaying power is explained in detail in this richly illustrated volume.

About the Author: François Gaulme, an anthropologist and historian, served at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dominique Gaulme, a former journalist, founded and runs the online magazine Le monde comme il va, which covers a range of cultural, political, and health issues.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Power and Style
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

François Gaulme, Dominique Gaulme
Published by Flammarion (2012)
ISBN 10: 2080201352 ISBN 13: 9782080201355
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Dim and Distant
(Littlehampton, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flammarion, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition book. DAILY dispatch from our warehouse in Sussex, all international orders sent Airmail. We're happy to offer significant POSTAGE DISCOUNTS for MULTIPLE ITEM orders. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000251807

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 9.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

François Gaulme, Dominique Gaulme
Published by Flammarion (2012)
ISBN 10: 2080201352 ISBN 13: 9782080201355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 7
Seller
Dim and Distant
(Littlehampton, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flammarion, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Still in publisher's shrink wrap. Brand new book. DAILY dispatch from our warehouse in Sussex, all international orders sent Airmail. We're happy to offer significant POSTAGE DISCOUNTS for MULTIPLE ITEM orders. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000227536

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 11.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Gaulme, Dominique/ Gaulme, Francois
Published by Flammarion (2013)
ISBN 10: 2080201352 ISBN 13: 9782080201355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flammarion, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. flammarion edition. 288 pages. 12.44x9.80x1.38 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __2080201352

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 13.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gaulme, Dominique; Gaulme, Francois
Published by Flammarion
ISBN 10: 2080201352 ISBN 13: 9782080201355
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flammarion. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 2080201352 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Bookseller Inventory # Z2080201352Z1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 20.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Gaulme, Dominique; Gaulme, Francois
Published by Flammarion
ISBN 10: 2080201352 ISBN 13: 9782080201355
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flammarion. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 2080201352 Clean, unread hardcover with modest shelfwear including a very small bump/tear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - otherwise Nice!. Bookseller Inventory # Z2080201352Z3

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 20.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gaulme, Dominique, Gaulme, Francois
Published by Flammarion
ISBN 10: 2080201352 ISBN 13: 9782080201355
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries
(Washington, DC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flammarion. Book Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine and cover may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can This item was a donation to Goodwill of Greater Washington. Thanks for your order from Goodwill of Greater Washington. Bookseller Inventory # M-09-00940

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 17.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Gaulme, Dominique; Gaulme, Francois
Published by Flammarion
ISBN 10: 2080201352 ISBN 13: 9782080201355
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Midtown Scholar Bookstore
(Harrisburg, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flammarion. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 2080201352 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Bookseller Inventory # Z2080201352Z1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 17.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.05
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Dominique Gaulme, Francois Gaulme
Published by Editions Flammarion, France (2013)
ISBN 10: 2080201352 ISBN 13: 9782080201355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
The Book Depository EURO
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Editions Flammarion, France, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From the birth of clothing to modern menswear, this work reveals fashion s role in monarchies, military regimes, dictatorships, and the birth of democracy. From the advent of the first civilizations along the Euphrates, Indus, and Nile Rivers, as well as in China, clothing has not only offered protection from the elements, but has served as an expression of political power and its allocation throughout society. From tribes to royalty, dictatorships to democracies, one s manner of dressing reveals as much about a society s structures as about the different identities and communities that it encompasses. From ceremonial dress to fur coats, tribal paint, feather headdresses, or even grass skirts, finery conveys the power of its wearer. While so-called naked societies use ocher, feathers, Tapa cloth, or shells to demonstrate social standing, elsewhere gold, pearls, and other precious materials may be used to show an individual s importance. By studying the evolution of costume throughout history, we gain insight into the changes at the heart of communities, from East to West, via the first peoples of Africa and the Amazon basin. The desire to dazzle and differentiate oneself via excessive luxury and adornment, or conversely the wish to conform, one s regalia says as much about an individual as about the society in which they live as leader, king, or ruler. This volume covers the vast spectrum of regalia and the powerful figures who have worn it throughout the ages. From the ceremonial robes of Chinese emperors, to the painted Nubas in Africa, via the trends of different European courts that gave rise to the modern male suit, the social aspects of clothing are explained in detail in this richly illustrated volume. Bookseller Inventory # AA29782080201355

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 24.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Dominique Gaulme; Francois Gaulme
Published by Flammarion (2013)
ISBN 10: 2080201352 ISBN 13: 9782080201355
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flammarion, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2080201352

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 28.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Gaulme Dominique Gaulme Francois
Published by Flammarion et Cie
ISBN 10: 2080201352 ISBN 13: 9782080201355
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Flammarion et Cie. Book Condition: New. pp. 288. Bookseller Inventory # 49808894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
£ 26.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 20 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book