Un été chaud, un bikini chaud
Le 1er juillet 1946 une bombe atomique de 23 000 tonnes est lâchée à neuf heures du matin sur l’atoll de Bikini, situé dans le sud du Pacifique et pratiquement inconnu jusqu’alors. Elle fait sombrer une bonne demi-douzaine de navires de guerre désarmés et en endommage sévèrement au moins autant. Les conditions atmosphériques sont idéales pour le test, le ciel est découvert et il règne un calme plat.
Hot Summer time, Hot Bikini
On July 1, 1946, at 9 o’clock in the morning, an atomic bomb exploded with a force of 23,000 tons above Bikini, a coral atoll in the South Pacific hitherto virtually unheard of. More than six disarmed warships of the Japanese and American fleets were sunk and more than twice that number were seriously damaged.
Bikini or Burkini – The History of the Bikini
More than a bathing costume, the bikini made its own contribution during the 1970s to the sexual revolution and to the changing relationship between men and women in general.
Underwear and Fashion: Lingerie, corsetry and hosiery
The authors correlate lingerie with emancipation, querying whether it asserts newfound freedoms or simply adjusts to conform to changing social values. The result is a rigorous scientific rationale spiced with a zest of humour. And the tinier lingerie gets, the more scholarly attention it deserves.
A Cultural History with Bikini Story
It was in 1946 that the world first came to hear of a coral atoll in the Marshall Islands called Bikini. This book is a collection of images throughout this book illustrates this progression step-by-step over a period of more than 50 years.
The Story of Men’s Underwear
Men’s fashion, particularly the trends involving undergarments, was once reserved for the elite; today it has become democratised, clear proof of social progress. Mirroring the evolution of society’s values, the history of underwear also highlights the continuous, dancing exchange that exists between women’s styles and men’s fashion.
Shoes focuses on the history of the shoe and elevates the shoe to the rank of a work of art. The author is a leading expert on the subject and curator of France‘s Shoe Museum, which holds the greatest shoe collection in the world, with 12,000 specimens.
The Story of Lingerie (Part 2)
Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, ever since Antiquity, women have always kept lingerie hidden away under outer garments. Thus, lingerie must be more than erotic bait. Authors Muriel Barbier and Shazia Boucher have researched iconography to explore the relationship of lingerie to society, the economy and the corridors of intimacy.
Don’t Punk with Me
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