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The Resource Killer style : how fashion has injured, maimed, & murdered through history, by Serah-Marie McMahon & Alison Matthews David ; illustrations by Gillian Wilson

Killer style : how fashion has injured, maimed, & murdered through history, by Serah-Marie McMahon & Alison Matthews David ; illustrations by Gillian Wilson

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Killer style : how fashion has injured, maimed, & murdered through history
Title
Killer style
Title remainder
how fashion has injured, maimed, & murdered through history
Statement of responsibility
by Serah-Marie McMahon & Alison Matthews David ; illustrations by Gillian Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
The clothes we wear every day keep us comfortable, protect us from the elements, and express our unique style--but could fashion also be fatal? As it turns out, history is full of fashions that have harmed or even killed people. From silhouette-cinching corsets and combustible combs to lethal hair dyes and flammable flannel, this nonfiction book looks back at the times people have suffered pain, injury, and worse, all in the name of style. Historical examples like the tragic "Radium Girl" watchmakers and mercury-poisoned "Mad Hatters," along with more recent factory accidents, raise discussion of unsafe workplaces--where those who make the clothes are often fashion's first victims. Co-authored by a scholar in the history of textiles and dress with the founder of WORN Fashion Journal, this book is equal parts fab and frightening: a stylishly illustrated mash-up of STEAM content, historical anecdotes, and chilling stories. Nonfiction features including sidebars, sources, an index, and a list of further reading will support critical literacy skills and digging deeper with research on this topic
Summary
A STEAM-supporting tour of the harmful history of fashion includes profiles of garments, accessories and fabrics that have injured or even killed their wearers, accounts of modern factory accidents and discussions of the issue of workplace safety in the textile and garment industries.
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Award
OLA Best Bets, 2019
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10776925
Cataloging source
BT
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McMahon, Serah-Marie
Dewey number
613/.482
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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  • 1060
  • 1060
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1982-
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  • Matthews David, Alison
  • Wilson, Gillian
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True
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  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress
  • Fashion
Target audience
juvenile
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how fashion has injured, maimed, and murdered through history
Label
Killer style : how fashion has injured, maimed, & murdered through history, by Serah-Marie McMahon & Alison Matthews David ; illustrations by Gillian Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
48 pages
Isbn
9781771472531
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Killer style : how fashion has injured, maimed, & murdered through history, by Serah-Marie McMahon & Alison Matthews David ; illustrations by Gillian Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
48 pages
Isbn
9781771472531
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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