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Ornamentalism: The Art of Renaissance Accessories
edited by Bella Mirabella
University of Michigan Press, 2016
Paper: 978-0-472-05117-5 | eISBN: 978-0-472-02800-9 | Cloth: 978-0-472-07117-3
Library of Congress Classification TT649.8.O76 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 646.3

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Ornamentalism is the first book to focus on Renaissance accessories, their histories and meanings. The collection's eminent contributors bring accessories to the center of a discussion about material culture, dress, and adornment, exploring their use, significance, and multiple lives. Defining an “accessory” in the broadest sense—including scents, veils, handkerchiefs, lingerie, codpieces, dildos, jewels, ruffs, wax seals, busks, shoes, scissors, and even boys—the book provides a rich cultural history that’s eclectic and bold, including discussions of bodily functions, personal hygiene, and sexuality.

Lively, well-written, and richly illustrated with color plates, Ornamentalism will appeal to scholars of the material past and social practice, and those interested in fashion studies, manners and morals, gender and sexuality, theater and performance.

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