Hidden Underneath: A History of Lingerie.
"From the restrictive corsets of the late 1800's to the revealing thongs of the early twenty-first century, women's lingerie has changed drastically throughout the last hundred years, mirroring changes in society, the role of women, and the ideals of beauty." Hundreds of photos accompany the text, including advertisements, movie stars. Examination of the cultural changes behind changes in undergarments, including perceptions of the erotic. Some revealing & embarrassing photos, as you would expect given the subject. Coffee table size, sumptuous presentation. Orig publ $45. Assouline, NY, 2005, 198 pp. NEW. $10.00