By Hazel Conway
Hazel Conway introduces the coed new to the topic to varied parts of layout historical past and exhibits the various ways that it may be studied and a few of its delights and problems. No history wisdom of layout background, paintings or structure is thought.
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Cit, p. 133. 19 In her article ‘Fashions in fashion history’, Times Literary Supplement, 21 March, 1975, Stella Mary Newton summed up Flugel’s work and ideas. 20 Arnold, J. (1973), Patterns of Fashion (London: Macmillan); Waugh, N. (1968), The Cut of Women’s Clothes, 1600–1930 (London: Faber). 21 The series A Visual History of Costume, published by Batsford, is a typical example. 22 Cumming, V. (1976), ‘The group for costume and textiles staff in musuems’, Museums Journal, vol. 75, no. 4, pp. 173–5.
Nearby at Cheddleton is a working survivor of the many flint mills which once populated the North Staffordshire industrial landscape and provided materials widely used in ceramic manufacture. It is in projects such as these that industrial archaeology is so helpful in providing a more complete picture of the past. Wider Dimensions of the Subject The history of ceramics has of course exerted a wider influence on our lives than the types of collectable and aesthetically pleasing products around which this introduction to the subject has so far centred.
However, attitudes to installing bathrooms were not only affected by economic or legislative considerations. At one time the mere possession of a bathroom was a sign of social status, but in the interwar period there were other signs of status that envious neighbours or relatives might detect in its equipment or features. The increasing square-footage of wall-tiling and splashbacks reflected wider concerns than the merely hygienic—the higher they reached up the walls the greater the social status and desirability.