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ISBN: 0231123663 / ISBN-13: 9780231123662

The Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes and Striped Fabric

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What do prostitutes, referees, and Renaissance clowns have in common? They all wear stripes, and "The Devil's Cloth" tells readers why. 14 halftones.

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  • The Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes and Striped Fabric (Columbia University Press) – Hardcover (2001)
    by Professor Michel Pastoureau, Ms. Jody Gladding (Translator)

    The Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes and Striped Fabric

    Hardcover, Columbia University Press
    2001
    English
    160 pages

    ISBN: 0231123663
    ISBN-13: 9780231123662

    Michel Pastoureau's lively study of stripes offers a unique and engaging perspective on the evolution of fashion, taste, and visual codes in Western culture. The Devil's Cloth begins with a medieval scandal. When the first Carmelites arrived in France from the Holy Land, the religious order required its members to wear striped habits, prompting turmoil and denunciations in the West that lasted fifty years until the order was forced to accept a quiet, solid color. The medieval eye found any surface in which a background ... Show more

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