Why is dress so much more than draping ourselves with the nearest piece of material we can find? And why does being dressed change us into creatures that seem so separate from the rest of nature? Being Prepared explores several ways these transformations take place and what their significance might be for our sense of being human. From Superman's costume to the hats of Edwardian women, from the role ornament plays in dress to the furs that Stone Age people are depicted wearing - these are just some of the forms of dress explored in Being Prepared.
Author: Carter, Michael