Fear and Clothing

Unbuckling American Fashion

Author: Cintra Wilson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393081893

Category: Design

Page: 352

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Former New York Times columnist Cintra Wilson treks around America to decode the deeper meanings of this country s regional fashion statements."

Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style

Author: Cintra Wilson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393248402

Category: Design

Page: 352

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As the former New York Times Critical Shopper, and voted one of Fashionista's 50 Most Influential People in New York Fashion, Cintra Wilson knows something about clothes. And in Fear and Clothing, she imparts her no-holds-barred, totally outrageous, astute, and hilarious wisdom to the reader. Wilson reports the findings of her "fashion road trip" across the United States, a journey that took three years and ranges across the various economic "belt regions" of America: the Cotton, Rust, Bible, Sun, Frost, Corn, and Gun Belts. Acting as a kind of fashion anthropologist, she documents and decodes the sartorial sensibilities of Americans across the country. Our fashion choices, she argues, contain a riot of visual cues that tell everyone instantly who we are, where we came from, where we feel we belong, what we want, where we are going, and how we expect to be treated when we get there. With this philosophy in hand, she tackles and unpacks the meaning behind the uniforms of Washington DC politicians and their wives, the costumes of Kentucky Derby spectators, the attractive draw of the cowboy hat in Wyoming, and what she terms the "stealth wealth" of distressed clothing in Brooklyn. In this smart and rollicking book, Wilson illustrates how every closet is a declaration of the owner’s politics, sexuality, class, education, hopes, and dreams. With her signature wit and utterly irreverent humor, Wilson proves that, by donning our daily costume, we create our future selves, for good or ill. Indeed: your fate hangs in your closet. Dress wisely.

A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-Examined As a Grotesque, Crippling Disease and Other Cultural Revelations

Author: Cintra Wilson

Publisher: Wilberforce Codex

ISBN: 0990574326

Category: Humor

Page: 150

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Whether you lust after it, loathe it, or feign apathy toward it, fame is in your face. Cintra Wilson gets to the heart of our humiliating fascination with celebrity and all its preposterous trappings in these hilarious, whip-smart, and subversive essays. Often radical and always a scream, Wilson takes on every sacred cow, toppling icons as diverse as Barbra Streisand, Ike Turner, Michael Jackson, and-for obvious reasons-Bruce Willis. She exposes events like the Oscars and even athletic jamborees as having grown a "tumescent aura of Otherness." Wilson's scathing and irresistible dissections of Las Vegas as "the Death Star of Entertainment," and Los Angeles as "a giant peach of a dream crawling with centipedes" pulse with her enlightened rejection of all things false and vain and egotistical. Written with her trademark zeal and intelligence, A Massive Swelling is the antidote for the fame virus that infects us all.

Caligula for President

Better American Living Through Tyranny

Author: Cintra Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608192465

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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In this inventive and biting satire, acclaimed novelist and cultural critic Cintra Wilson reimagines America's Manifest Destiny as helmed by Caligula, the only leader in world history capable of turning our floundering democracy into a fully functioning-and totally fun-tyranny, both here and abroad. With Caligula running the show, America will finally be able to achieve what the founding fathers really wanted, but never had the nerve to admit. Like, how to: Achieve the guilt-free looting of natural resources for the sake of immediate gratification; Declare war on abstract concepts (drugs, terror, the ocean) for the sake of imperial expansion; Utilize propaganda, psychological operations, and other prisoner-of-war techniques to create a sense of learned helplessness in the citizenry, gain their utterly terrified trust and obedience-and leave them begging for more; Rape, pillage, and loot-both here and abroad-with impunity Wilson also traces the historical arc of Caligula's life and not-so-hard times, from his privileged childhood in Syria to his ascent to power to his eventual takedown by the hands of an angry populace, to point out the unsettling parallels between his own extravagant reign and the avariciousness of other administrations, which helped usher in a new golden age of unlimited executive power. Part political parable, part cautionary tale, Caligula for President is an ingenious and hilarious send-up of the current state of our Union by one of this generation's sharpest satirists.

Splendid Slippers

A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition

Author: Beverley Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580082563

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

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An extraordinary exploration of footbinding that encompasses Chinese art and mythology, social and political history, and truly exotic eroticism. The author's vast collection of historical and contemporary photographs, plus 40 full-color "portraits" of her most prized slippers, creates a uniquely poignant and evocative panorama.

Warlike and Peaceful Societies

The Interaction of Genes and Culture

Author: Agner Fog

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783744065

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

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Are humans violent or peaceful by nature? We are both. In this ambitious and wide-ranging book, Agner Fog presents a ground-breaking new argument that explains the existence of differently organised societies using evolutionary theory. It combines natural sciences and social sciences in a way that is rarely seen. According to a concept called regality theory, people show a preference for authoritarianism and strong leadership in times of war or collective danger, but desire egalitarian political systems in times of peace and safety. These individual impulses shape the way societies develop and organise themselves, and in this book Agner argues that there is an evolutionary mechanism behind this flexible psychology. Incorporating a wide range of ideas including evolutionary theory, game theory, and ecological theory, Agner analyses the conditions that make us either strident or docile. He tests this theory on data from contemporary and ancient societies, and provides a detailed explanation of the applications of regality theory to issues of war and peace, the rise and fall of empires, the mass media, economic instability, ecological crisis, and much more. Warlike and Peaceful Societies: The Interaction of Genes and Culture draws on many different fields of both the social sciences and the natural sciences. It will be of interest to academics and students in these fields, including anthropology, political science, history, conflict and peace research, social psychology, and more, as well as the natural sciences, including human biology, human evolution, and ecology.

Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140884818X

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 305

View: 1850

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Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

Emerging Fashion Designers 4

Author: Sally Congdon-Martin

Publisher: Schiffer Fashion Press

ISBN: 9780764347139

Category: Design

Page: 208

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The latest edition of this popular, growing series showcases the exciting new designs created by more than 80 recent graduates from 18 premier fashion design programs in the United States. With over 300 striking color images, this fourth edition brings the fresh perspective of the next generation of young designers to the forefront via beautifully designed garments and skillfully rendered illustrations for eveningwear, menswear, lingerie, activewear including yoga and snowboarding apparel, and much more. The wide range of work in this anthology is augmented with a brief dossier on each young designer, including that designer's source of inspiration and materials used. This easy-to-navigate resource has garments organized alphabetically by designer and indexed graphically by school. It is an essential reference to the newest talent and trends in fashion that will be valued by all who are passionate about this ever-changing field.

Sex in the South

Unbuckling the Bible Belt

Author: Suzi Parker

Publisher: Justin Charles & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 358

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In the South, sex is wrapped in plain brown paper, but tear open a corner and you will find stories of a den mother buying dildos, a school principal who is also a swinger, and a preacher that's a porn fiend. The author's saucy shots of Southern sin are sure to entertain.

Les Misérables, (the Wretched)

A Novel (Classic Reprint)

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260391315

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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Excerpt from Les Misérables, (the Wretched): A Novel The traveller raised his head. He took a few steps and looked over the hedges. He saw in the horizon, through the 'rees, a sort of hillock, and on this hillock something which, in the distance, resembled a lion; He was On the battle-field of Waterloo. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

To Love and Be Wise

Author: Josephine Tey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684006316

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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When a strikingly handsome young photographer mysteriously disappears, it's up to Inspector Alan Grant to discover whether he accidentally drowned, committed suicide, or met his death at the hands of one of his many female admirers.

Say My Name

Author: Allegra Huston

Publisher: HQ

ISBN: 9780008203269

Category: Adultery

Page: 384

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This is the time to run away, she thinks, to call it a mistake, to race back to home and safety. If I don't go home I will never feel safe again. On meeting Micajah Burnett, the son of an old school friend, Eve Armanton is faced with a choice. Years of a miserable marriage means she's as broken as the beautiful antique violin she's just found, and Micajah offers a spark of life, an opportunity to reawaken her sense. If Eve takes a leap into this new world, she'll be leaving behind her old self for good. Her happiness depends on forging a new life, but at the end of her journey who will Eve have become?

Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network, Revised Edition

Author: Jayson E Street,Kent Nabors,Brian Baskin,Marcus J. Carey

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 9781597495691

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network, Revised Edition, deals with hackers and hacking. The book is divided into two parts. The first part, entitled “The F0rb1dd3n Network, tells the fictional story of Bob and Leon, two kids caught up in an adventure where they learn the real-world consequence of digital actions. The second part, “Security Threats Are Real (STAR), focuses on these real-world lessons. The F0rb1dd3n Network can be read as a stand-alone story or as an illustration of the issues described in STAR. Throughout The F0rb1dd3n Network are “Easter eggs —references, hints, phrases, and more that will lead readers to insights into hacker culture. Drawing on The F0rb1dd3n Network, STAR explains the various aspects of reconnaissance; the scanning phase of an attack; the attacker’s search for network weaknesses and vulnerabilities to exploit; the various angles of attack used by the characters in the story; basic methods of erasing information and obscuring an attacker’s presence on a computer system; and the underlying hacking culture. Revised edition includes a completely NEW STAR Section (Part 2) Utilizes actual hacking and security tools in its story- helps to familiarize a newbie with the many devices and their code Introduces basic hacking techniques in real life context for ease of learning

Pantone on Fashion

A Century of Color in Design

Author: Pantone, LLC,Leatrice Eiseman,E. P. Cutler

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130523

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Follow global color authority Pantone on this vivid journey through the rich history of color in fashion. Favorite hues and their appearances across the decades are profiled in informative text and copiously illustrated by runway photos and archival images. Track Bright Marigold from its heyday in the 1940s as Hermès' identifying hue to its showstopping appearance in Carolina Herrera's Spring/Summer 2013 collection, and trace Cyber Yellow from 1960s mod style to Anna Sui's 1990s punk-inspired looks. Complete with a survey of the industry-defining PANTONE Color of the Year, PANTONE on Fashion is the ultimate guide to the timeless shades the fashion world loves to love.

Neuromancer

Author: William Gibson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473217393

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel. William Gibson revolutionised science fiction in his 1984 debut Neuromancer. The writer who gave us the matrix and coined the term 'cyberspace' produced a first novel that won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards, and lit the fuse on the Cyberpunk movement. More than three decades later, Gibson's text is as stylish as ever, his noir narrative still glitters like chrome in the shadows and his depictions of the rise and abuse of corporate power look more prescient every day. Part thriller, part warning, Neuromancer is a timeless classic of modern SF and one of the 20th century's most potent and compelling visions of the future.

The Little Savage

Author: Frederick Marryat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1846375304

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 172

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Style Bible

What to Wear to Work

Author: Lauren A. Rothman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351860631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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First impressions (and second ones!) count, whether you are an intern or a CEO. Lauren A. Rothman addresses an age-old dilemma: how to be appropriate and stylish in the workplace. Based on a decade of experience in the fashion industry, she addresses the basics of fashion and executive presence by offering advice, anecdotes, and style alerts that help readers avoid major fashion faux pas at the office. Style Bible: What to Wear to Work is the must-have resource for the modern professional, male or female, climbing the ladder of success. Lauren identifies the ultimate wardrobe essentials, and reveals shopping strategies and destinations for the everyday person. Style Bible, complete with helpful illustrations, is the go-to manual on how to dress for every professional occasion and a valuable resource for understanding dress codes by industry, city, and gender so that your visual cues will make a strong impact. Make a commitment to being better dressed at work with Style Bible.

Ametora

How Japan Saved American Style

Author: W. David Marx

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465073875

Category: Design

Page: 296

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Look closely at any typically “American” article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the classic American look—known as ametora, or “American traditional”—and turned it into a huge business for companies like Uniqlo, Kamakura Shirts, Evisu, and Kapital. This phenomenon is part of a long dialogue between Japanese and American fashion; in fact, many of the basic items and traditions of the modern American wardrobe are alive and well today thanks to the stewardship of Japanese consumers and fashion cognoscenti, who ritualized and preserved these American styles during periods when they were out of vogue in their native land. In Ametora, cultural historian W. David Marx traces the Japanese assimilation of American fashion over the past hundred and fifty years, showing how Japanese trendsetters and entrepreneurs mimicked, adapted, imported, and ultimately perfected American style, dramatically reshaping not only Japan's culture but also our own in the process.