Making Waves: Swimsuits and the Undressing of America
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Making Waves: Swimsuits and the Undressing of America

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Making Waves is the revealing story of how skin went public in America. The swimsuit -- more than any other type of clothing -- is an item of fantasy and a challenge to daring fashion designers. Making Waves explores every aspect of the design and manufacture of swimwear and delves into the psychological and social roots of swimsuit styles and their appeal. Lavishly illust...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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Skewed towards the psychological, but still a fun history of the development of bathing suits from about the 1880s to the 1980s. Lots of color photos of actual garments and historical source material.
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