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THE SWEATER: A HISTORY. Jane Merrill and Gail DeMeyere. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, 2017. 200 pp. with 203 ills. (162 col.). 31 x 24 cm. LC 2016-955907 ISBN 9780764352614 In English.
Publisher's description: Originally knit as underwear, the sweater is a practical garment with homely beginnings and has evolved as a fashion statement. This book traces the sweater's 300-year history as an aesthetic and craft object, telling the story of its materials and construction, national traditions, fads and fashion, and accessories. Learn about the panoply of yarns, Nordic patterns, buttons, vintage collars, runway designs, manufacturing, and today's explorations of form, structure, and material. No matter how far we have come technologically, there is something fundamental in the art of hand craft. This book expertly guides readers full circle through the inception of the hand knit to the advancement of technology and back to knitting with natural fibers.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods, Post-1945 — Costume/Fashion
Plans: 73,30,54
Worldwide Number: 175583
Hardcover $39.99x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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