• Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Button Box
  • Lynn Knight
  • en
  • 28 February 2018
  • 9780701188917

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Free download ↠ The Button Box 104 Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lynn Knight Lynn Knight ☆ 4 characters I used to love the rattle and whoosh of my grandma’s buttons as they scattered from their uality Street tinAn 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. The subtitle kind of sums this book up The story of women in the 20th century told through the clothes they wore It covers the wars the periods when women went to work and when they were turned back out of the work force suffragettes and suffragists the New Look It s not my usual area of interest but Lynn Knight makes this about than fashion it s about how fashion highlighted the preoccupations of women and what it said about their status and expectationsI found it really restful and yes interesting I love the concept of rummaging through a family button box to look at past garments and fashions It makes me wish I d dug through some of my grandmother s stuff sometimes I think even my mother has some odd buttons and so on lying around in a way ready made clothes being such a thing has cut my generation and somewhat the previous generation off from the continuity with family we used to have through rag bags and button boxes That s not all a bad thing but I loved the anecdotes from Knight about playing shop with the buttons for payment the buttons that reminded her of home made clothesIf you re a fan of the BBC s Great British Sewing Bee you ll probably love this If you re a fan of microhistory again it s probably up your street And if you need something restful to remind you of a childhood playing with buttons and doll houses well it might also be for youReviewed for The Bibliophibian

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Free download ↠ The Button Box 104 Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lynn Knight Lynn Knight ☆ 4 characters Rginia 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. When did clothes go from being a necessity to a measure of our self worth The button box explores clothes for women through the last 150 200 years with a starting point of the button of said clothingMost of us grew up in households where our grandma our mother or even our father had a jarbox of buttons Old buttons extra button from a shirttrousers or new buttons because they looked pretty or was needed for a project This was a interesting read cause it combines personal tale history from the last 150 years set in England as the authors is English and shows how clothes goes from usefulness to status

Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lynn Knight

Free download ↠ The Button Box 104 Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Lynn Knight Lynn Knight ☆ 4 characters 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 Vi. Loved the cover of this which is what attracted me to it uite interesting buttons in her sewing box from old clothes from relatives etc and she discussed fashions of those times etc