What We Wore

What We Wore A People's History of British Style

Hardback (14 Nov 2014) | English

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Synopsis

In What We Wore, crowdsourced family and amateur photos come together to create a makeshift style history of Britain. Taking readers into British homes, onto city streets, into shops, and out to nightclubs and holiday spots, this book features a combination of original images and intriguing personal anecdotes that document the changes in fashion and style in Britain over fifty years. The book encompasses the worlds of Mods, punks, ravers, grime kids, and everything in between, with photos submitted by everyday British people as well as celebrities, including Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Jazzie B., DJ Harvey, and Don Letts. From black-and-white photos taken with Rolleiflex cameras and Polaroid party shots, to 35mm film and "selfies," these images and words combine to create a collective family album that feels both private and public, satisfying our yearning for nostalgia as well as our voyeuristic tendencies. Most importantly, this book records and explains British fashion trends and gives the reader a rare insider's glimpse into youth tribes and subcultures from the past 60 years.

About the Publisher

Prestel

Prestel

Prestel is one of the world's leading illustrated book publishers with a stunning list of beautifully crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything they publish. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty - young and old alike, Prestel appeals to all those with a passion for visual culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9783791348988
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 391.0094109045
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 191
Weight: 834g
Height: 201mm
Width: 244mm
Spine width: 22mm