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Breward, Christopher 1965-

Works: 83 works in 322 publications in 2 languages and 9,533 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Biographies  Portraits  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Publishing director, edi, opp
Classifications: GT511, 391
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christopher Breward
Fashion by Christopher Breward( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This provocative new survey of the past 150 years of Fashion covers everything from Haute Couture to the High Street, from Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen. Christopher Breward explores fashion as a significant cultural force, examining the glamorous world of Vogue and advertising, the relationship between fashion and art, and fashion as a global enterprise." "Venturing beneath the surface, Breward considers how our ideas about hygiene and comfort have influenced the direction of style, and how important dress is in forming our identity and status - from Flapper to New Look, Dandy to Punk."--Jacket
The Englishness of English dress( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of fashion : a new history of fashionable dress by Christopher Breward( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigation its cultural and social meanings from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward's ground breaking work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics
Fashioning London : clothing and the modern metropolis by Christopher Breward( )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past three centuries, London has established itself as one of the world's most inventive fashion capitals. 'Fashioning London' looks at the manner in which particular styles of dress became associated with this leading international city
The suit : form, function and style by Christopher Breward( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unpicks the story of [the suit], from its emergence in western Europe at the end of the seventeenth century to today. Suit-wearing figures such as the Savile Row gentleman and the Wall Street businessman have long embodied ideas of tradition, masculinity, power and respectability, but the suit has also been used to disrupt concepts of gender and conformity. Adopted and subverted by women, artists, musicians and social revolutionaries through the decades, the suit is also a device for challenging the status quo."--Jacket
The London look: fashion from street to catwalk by Christopher Breward( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the design, production, marketing & consumption of clothing in the 20th century, the authors place these activities in the context of social, cultural & economic change in London. They move chronologically, from the rise of the West End as a centre of fashionable life to the punk era
British design from 1948 : innovation in the modern age by Christopher Breward( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating the best design in Britain, this landmark book highlights the range of British creativity since the London Olympics of 1948 Drawing in more than 350 of the finest examples of British art, architecture, photography, fashion, textiles, furniture, graphic design, video games and product design, British Design from 1948 is a comprehensive survey of more than 60 years of British ingenuity."--Jacket
Fashion and modernity by Christopher Breward( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tests the very definition of modernity and enhances our understanding of the role of fashion in the modern world. From top hats to locomotives, dresses to retail outlets, fashion is a prism through which modernity reflects and refracts. Breward and Evans bring together an organic collaboration of voices on this subject. The collection ranges from such topics as James Morrison (1789-1857), the Napoleon of Shopkeepers to dress in the Stuart era The Mannequin Parade, 1900-1925 and clothing the London actress (1860-1914). From the relationship between clothing and forensic sciences, to the play of performance, parasexuality, and the celebrity, Fashion and Modernity offers an enlightening look at fashion and the modern age."
Material memories by Marius Kwint( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated book is an attempt to understand the intersection of memory and material culture by providing an interdisciplinary forum for its analysis
Fashion's world cities by Christopher Breward( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the powerful relationship between metropolitan modernity and fashion culture. The authors look at the significance of certain key sites in fashion's world order and at transformations in the connections between key cities. The status of fashion capital has now become a goal for urban boosters and planners, part of the wider promotion of the "cultural economy" of major cities
Swinging sixties : fashion in London and beyond 1955-1970 by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany an exhibition opening in June 2006 as part of the V & A's Sixties Summer, this book takes a look at a revolutionary moment in 20th-century fashion
The hidden consumer : masculinities, fashion and city life 1860-1914 by Christopher Breward( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bowie is the subject by David Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 million albums, and been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts. This is the first book to be granted access to Bowie's personal archive of performance costume, ephemera and original design artwork by Bowie, and brings it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art. Essays by V & A curators on Bowie's London, image and influence on the fashion world are complemented by Christopher Frayling on film; Howard Goodall on musicology; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence; and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and his fans."--Publisher's description
British design : tradition and modernity after 1948 by Christopher Breward( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British Design brings together a collection of essays from international scholars, designers and journalists, offering new perspectives on the significance of British design in the last sixty years. The book reacts and responds to the changes that have taken place in the recent history of British Design, with case studies looking at, among others, domestic interiors, retail spaces, schools, universities and objects of transport. Chapters include investigations into a variety of significant historical and social moments from the rise and fall of the English Country House style and the Brutalist architectural boom of the 1960s to the modern shopping space and key contemporary designers such as Thomas Heatherwick. British Design provides the contemporary study of the developments within British design and provides new criticism and analysis on how design, from post-war Britain to today, has developed and changed how we live and interact with the spaces in which we live"--
British Asian style : fashion & textiles, past & present( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Asian textiles have shaped British fashion and dress for centuries. 'British Asian Style' looks at the ongoing importance of South Asian textiles to British fashion and culture
The story of Scottish design by Phil Long( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to coincide with the opening of the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee, this is the first major survey of Scottish design history from 1500 to present day. This inspiring and hugely varied volume explores, chronologically, over 60 themes, from early manuscripts and vernacular furniture to urban planning, textile design, the emergence of videogame development in Dundee, and Scotland's role as a world leader in renewable technology development. Figures such as architect Robert Adam, engineer Thomas Telford, artist Eduardo Paolozzi, fashion designer Holly Fulton, designer Christopher Dresser, and designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh are testament to Scotland's role as a major player in design. Scotland has consistently punched above its weight in the field of design. Throughout the modern age, Scotland's highly original and pioneering designers have showcased the country's significance on the international stage." -- V&A website
The Ambassador magazine : promoting post-war British textiles and fashion by Christopher Breward( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ambassador has been described as 'probably the most daring and enterprising trade magazine ever conceived'. With the motto 'Export or Die!', the magazine was renowned for its innovative design and adventurous editorial approach in promoting British manufacturing in the post-war period. This book takes a detailed look at the background and impact of The Ambassador. The magazine was driven by the vision of its founder Hans Juda and his wife, Elsbeth, who was responsible for much of the magazine's striking photography. Focusing on the perceived strengths of British industry, they set up ambitious photo shoots to showcase the latest couture fashions by the likes of Charles Creed and Victor Stiebel. The magazine promoted fine art as an inspiration for design, and commissioned artists such as John Piper and Henry Moore for their covers."--Jacket
Styling Shanghai( )

9 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Styling Shanghai is the first book dedicated to exploring the city's fashion cultures, examining its growing status as one of the world's foremost fashion cities. From its origins as an international treaty port in the 19th century, Shanghai has emerged as a global leader in the production, mediation and consumption of fashion. This book reveals how the material and imaginative context of this thriving urban centre has produced vivid interpretations of fashion as object, image and idea. Bringing together contributions by a range of leading international fashion historians and theorists, and drawing on extensive original research, Styling Shanghai offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the mega-city's shifting position as a fashion capital. Rooted in collaboration between leading UK, Australian and Shanghai-based institutions, it considers the impact of local and global textile manufacturing, the representation and marketing of 'Shanghai Style', bodies and gender in the 'Paris of the East', and the challenges of globalization, commercialization and digital communication in contemporary Shanghai
Norma Starszakowna by Norma Starszakowna( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma Starszakowna's influential textile works trade subtly yet insistently with the dialectical relationships that link past and future, strength and fragility, surface and depth. In such a manner they quietly embody effects and references that relate both to universal truths and to highly personal experiences
21st century dandy by Alice Cicolini( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Englishness of English dress
The Englishness of English dressThe culture of fashion : a new history of fashionable dressFashioning London : clothing and the modern metropolisThe London look: fashion from street to catwalkFashion and modernityMaterial memoriesFashion's world citiesSwinging sixties : fashion in London and beyond 1955-1970
Alternative Names
Breward Chris 1965-....

Christopher Breward academisch docent

브루어드, 크리스토퍼 1965-

ブリュワード, クリストファー

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