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Wearing propaganda : textiles on the home front in Japan, Britain, and the United States, 1931-1945 / John W. Dower ... [et al.] ; Jacqueline M. Atkins, editor

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St. Andrews-Sewanee School - General

746.9 A75


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New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Published for the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York by Yale University Press, c2005.


376 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 31 cm.
Director's preface / Susan Weber Soros -- Foreword / Jacqueline M. Atkins -- Introduction / J.M. Atkins -- Maps -- Time line 1895-1945: The Asia Pacific War and its precedents, 1895-1945 / Yumiko Yamamori. -- Part I. Setting the context: Ch.1. Setting the context / J.M. Atkins -- Ch.2. Propaganda on the home fronts: clothing and textiles as message / J.M. Atkins -- Ch.3. Propaganda precedents: pre-1930 propaganda textiles / J.M. Atkins and Miyuki Otaka. -- Part II. The visual culture of war: Ch.4. Japan's beautiful modern war / John W. Dower -- Ch.5. Potatoes are protective, too: cultural icons of Britain at war -- Ch.6. An American vision: progaganda on the home front during World War II / Marianne Lamonaca. -- Part III. Wearing propaganda: fashion, textiles, and morale on the home front: Ch.7. "Extravagance is the Enemy": fashion and textiles in wartime Japan / J.M. Atkins -- Ch.8. Design and war: kimono as "parlor-performance" propaganda / Kashiwagi Hiroshi -- Ch.9. War-promoting kimono (1931-45) / Wakakuwa Midori -- Ch.10. Keeping up home front morale: "Beauty and duty" in wartime Britain / Pat Kirkham -- Ch.11. Showing the colors: America / Beverly Gordon -- Part IV. The propaganda textile motifs of the Asia-Pacific War: Ch.13. An arsenal of design: themes, motifs and metaphors in propaganda textiles/ J.M. Atkins.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda -- Exhibitions.
Textile fabrics -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Textile fabrics -- History -- 20th century.
Fashion -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author
Dower, John W.
Atkins, Jacqueline M.
Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.
Allentown Art Museum.