Costume Design and Home Planning

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byEstelle Peel Izor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter X Appropriateness fcbstly thy habit as thy purse can. buy, Bui not expiessd infancy; rirh_,ndt gaudy; Jbr Ihe apparel op: prodaims the man_r a sentiment for appropriate dress which fits not only the purpose, but the purse as well. There is always danger that fashion will become the motive power of life. The solution of the difficulty will come when women hold the ethical, the economic, and the aesthetic phases of dress in normal balance. The desire to manifest beauty is legitimate, for it is God-given. It follows, then, that beauty, comeliness, and grace should be striven for as one strives for honesty, truth, and sincerity. Beauty in dress is the result of an unerring sense of proportion, whether that relates to size and shape, or pertains to fitness and cost. Love of adornment has always been the motive power of dress. It manifests itself in one of two ways, either through a sensational desire for embellishment which leads to ostentation and pomp, or through a desire for association with and appreciation of the real qualities of beauty which leads to an enduring satisfaction. Lack of understanding and appreciation of what constitutes beauty is responsible for the immense annual waste of skill and money in the production of audacious, capricious, eccentric, and seductive modes. Many contributing causes promote false standards of taste and appropriateness: The remarkable facility manufacturers possess for reproducing in. rapid succession new fashion movements, the methods of keeping in touch with fashion centers through various publications, the gorgeous and startling displays in shop-windows and at theatres, all tend to dazzle the ignorant girl and evoke in her a desire to possess wealth because of the possibilities it offers....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter X Appropriateness fcbstly thy habit as thy purse can. buy, Bui not expiessd infancy; rirh_,ndt gaudy; ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217925510

ISBN - 13:9780217925518

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