Cloth $27.50 ISBN: 9781789141368 Will Publish November 2019 For sale in North and South America only

Hat

Origins, Language, Style

Drake Stutesman

Hat

Drake Stutesman

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240 pages | 100 color plates, 20 halftones | 6 x 9 1/2
Cloth $27.50 ISBN: 9781789141368 Will Publish November 2019 For sale in North and South America only
The hat is one of our most beloved pieces of clothing, appearing in virtually every society. Through the centuries, hats have represented the most important structures of culture: governance (the crown), religion (the turban), tradition (the bonnet), and much more. Yet hats have also always allowed for the very personal expression of style and feeling.

In this exquisitely illustrated celebration of the hat, Drake Stutesman uncovers the influence on our lives of this versatile headgear. Beginning in the Ice Age, the story of the hat is traced through its links with the origins of abstract thinking, through the complex evolution of the professions of millinery and hatting starting in the Middle Ages, through the rise of the superstar milliner in the twentieth century, and, finally, through the work of the ingenious hat makers of today who continue to dazzle us with their creations. For all those interested in the history of fashion and the history of culture—and couture—Hat offers new perspectives on this stylish, practical, and important accessory.
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Christina Giorcelli, University of Rome Three
“An excellent anthropological and sociological worldwide study of the importance and significance of hats from the beginning of time to the present day.”
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