Button Box

Button Box

Lifting the Lid on Women's Lives

Hardback310pp Illustrated213x152mm

9780701188917     Product Code: 509414

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This social history examines the lives of late 19th- and early 20th-century women at home and at work through the changing appearance of the buttons that decorated and fastened their clothes. Lynn Knight explores the role of these accessories as emblems of security, identity and independence and explains how each example represents an era or a vanished way of life, from Victorian mourning attire to Biba’s large statement buttons of the 1970s.

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