The corset is probably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion. Although regarded as an essential element of fashionable dress from the Renaissance into the twentieth century, the corset was also frequently condemned as an instrument of torture and the cause of ill health. Why did women continue to don steel and whalebone corsets for four hundred years? And why did they finally stop? This book offers fascinating and often surprising answers to these questions. Valerie Steele, one of the world’s most respected fashion historians, explores the cultural history of the corset, demolishing myths about this notorious garment and revealing new information and perspectives on its changing significance over the centuries. Whereas most historians have framed the history of the corset in terms of oppression vs. liberation and fashion vs. health and comfort, Steele contends that women’s experiences of corsetry varied considerably and cannot be fully understood within these narrow frames. Drawing on extensive research in textual, visual, and materials sources, the author disproves the beliefs that the corset was dangerously unhealthy and was designed primarily for the oppression of women. Women persisted in wearing corsets - despite powerful male authorities trying to dissuade them - because corsetry had positive connotations of social status, self-discipline, youth, and beauty. In the twentieth century the garment itself fell out of fashion but, Steele points out, it has become internalized as women replace the boned corset with diet, exercise, and plastic surgery.

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Genre Book : Art
Author : Valerie Steele
Editor : Yale University Press
Release : 2001
File Download : 199 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780300099539
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Using Steele's papers housed at the Library of Congress and the F. Franklin Moon Library to access correspondence, project documents, notebooks, photographs, diaries, interviews, and conversations, the author explores where Steele's ideas come from and how they figured in history.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author : Robin S. Karson
Editor : Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release : 2003
File Download : 321 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1558494138
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'Tort Law' offers a stimulating introduction to the subject. Jenny Steele provides a sound analysis of the key principles before exploring a wide range of critical perspectives through an extensive selection of cases and materials.

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Genre Book : Torts
Author : Jenny Steele
Editor : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017
File Download : 952 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780198768807
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Fort Steele began in 1864 as the site of John Galbraith's ferry, which transported eager gold seekers across the Kootenay River to nearby Wild Horse Creek. Major Sam Steele's "D" Division of the North West Mounted Police built Kootenay Post here in 1887 and helped alleviate tensions between white settlers and the Native Ktunaxa people. With all disputes settled peacefully and Steele recalled to Alberta to take on a new challenge, the appreciative residents renamed the town in 1888 to honour the highly regarded Mountie. As more settlers came, trails became roads. In summer, riverboats ran north and south to link with railways. Government offices made Fort Steele the administrative centre for East Kootenay. A bustling business community developed, and a newspaper was born. A school, three churches, an Opera House, and a hospital soon followed. Fort Steele boomed until the BC Southern Railway bypassed it. Naomi Miller, a local resident and interpreter at Fort Steele Heritage Town, provides many insights into the lives of the citizens of the town and district.

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Genre Book : History
Author : Naomi Miller
Editor : Heritage House Publishing Co
Release : 2002
File Download : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1894384385
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Historian Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998) was one of the leading American intellectuals of the mid-twentieth century. Author or editor of more than forty books, he taught for decades at New York University, Columbia University, and Amherst College and w

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Neil Jumonville
Editor : UNC Press Books
Release : 1999
File Download : 328 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0807824488
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Genre Book : Literary Collections
Author : Brian McCrea
Editor : Associated University Presse
Release : 1990
File Download : 276 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0874133661
Price : FREE

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Sylvia Marri Stone, an Asian international competitive bodybuilder herself wrote this book about the life of a female bodybuilder. The life story started from the bodybuilder?s childhood until after the bodybuilder stopped competing. Though Selina Mae Steele, her life story and all the characters in this book are purely fictitious, they may sound real as each page is read and turned. This book aims to reveal undisclosed facts found in life, be it pertaining to relationships, sports politics, spirits, faith, history, things that people just do and many more. Sylvia Marri Stone, a Catholic and a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration was a natural lover of music, arts and sports. Her faith in The Almighty never failed her. Writing and making friends had always been her hobby since she was a little girl. She was constantly adventurous and inquisitive because she believed in the learning power of man. Discover how far her imagination took her in Selina Mae Steele?s life.

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Author : Sylvia Marri Stone
Editor : Rawlins Bookkeeping Service
Release : 2005-01-01
File Download : 292 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780977171101
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Genre Book : Drama
Author : Sir Richard Steele
Editor :
Release : 1894
File Download : 452 Pages
ISBN-10 : WISC:89001905488
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Author : Sir Richard Steele
Editor :
Release : 1809
File Download : 696 Pages
ISBN-10 : PSU:000011107712
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Sam Steele, “the man who tamed the Gold Rush,” had a high-profile public career, yet his private life has been closely protected. Sam Steele: A Biography follows Steele’s rise from farm boy in backwoods Ontario to the much-lauded Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele. Drawing on the vast Steele archive at the University of Alberta, this comprehensive biography vividly recounts some of the most significant events of the first fifty years of Canadian Confederation—including the founding of the North-West Mounted Police, the opening of the North through the Klondike, and Canada’s participation in the South African War—from the perspective of a policeman who became a military leader. Impeccably researched and accessibly written, Sam Steele is perfect for anyone interested in Canada’s early decades.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Rod Macleod
Editor : University of Alberta
Release : 2019-01-03
File Download : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781772124330
Price : FREE

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