Bustles and Beaus Fashion in South Australia 1881 - 1981
by Judith Thompson
Board of the Art Gallery of South Australia, 1981, ISBN 072435784, black and white photographs, colour photographs and illustrations, paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, minor markings to covers, no inscriptions, (see photographs)
"Clothing styles in South Australia have been influenced by a complex interaction of changing fashion (overwhelmingly imported from 'overseas' in the nineteenth century, increasingly generated locally in recent times), climactic, economic and social conditions and technological innovation (particularly the proliferation of synthetic materials). Besides these more or less impersonal forces the distinctive taste of particular individuals has also exercised a powerful influence on the way clothes made in the South Australian man and woman."