The Story of Lingerie

Parkstone International

What is the social merit or purpose of all those bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, ever since Antiquity, women have always kept lingerie hidden away under outer garments. Thus, lingerie must be more than erotic bait. Authors Muriel Barbier and Shazia Boucher have researched iconography to explore the relationship of lingerie to society, the economy and the corridors of intimacy. They correlate lingerie with emancipation, querying whether it asserts newfound freedoms or simply adjusts to conform to changing social values. The result is a rigorous scientific rationale spiced with a zest of humour. And the tinier lingerie gets, the more scholarly attention it deserves.
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Publisher
Parkstone International
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Published on
Sep 15, 2015
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Pages
411
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ISBN
9781783107452
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Interior Design / General
Art / Subjects & Themes / Erotica
Art / Subjects & Themes / Human Figure
Design / Textile & Costume
Photography / General
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Erotica
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