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The Resource The button box : the story of women in the 20th century told through the clothes they wore, Lynn Knight

The button box : the story of women in the 20th century told through the clothes they wore, Lynn Knight

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The button box : the story of women in the 20th century told through the clothes they wore
Title
The button box
Title remainder
the story of women in the 20th century told through the clothes they wore
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Knight
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
I used to love the rattle and whoosh of my grandma's buttons as they scattered from their Quality Street tin. An inlaid wooden chest the size of a shoe box holds Lynn Knight's button collection. A collection that has been passed down through three generations of women: a chunky sixties era toggle from a favourite coat, three tiny pearl buttons from her mother's first dress after she was adopted as a baby, a jet button from a time of Victorian mourning. Each button tells a story. 'They change our view of the world and the world's view of us' said Virginia Woolf of clothes. The Button Box traces the story of women at home and in work from pre-First World War domesticity, through the first clerical girls in silk blouses, to the delights of beading and glamour in the thirties to short skirts and sexual liberation in the sixties
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Knight, Lynn
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Knight, Lynn
  • Buttons
  • Women's clothing
Target audience
adult
Label
The button box : the story of women in the 20th century told through the clothes they wore, Lynn Knight
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Publication
Copyright
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Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225941209
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780099593096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The button box : the story of women in the 20th century told through the clothes they wore, Lynn Knight
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225941209
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780099593096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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