A La Mode: On the Social Psychology of Fashion
Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Seabury Press
Date Published: 1973
Edition: First edition thus
Book Id: 41626
239pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Turquoise blue cloth over boards with the title stamped in black ink on the backstrip. Illustrated. Near fine, with a minor lean to the spine, and minimal bumping to the spine ends and bottom fore edge corner of the front cover. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with rubbing to the surface and edges, and a tiny numerical notation in pen on the front inside flap.
From the dust jacket- "A major European sociologist's fascinating attempt to understand and describe the many manifestations of fashion through the ages. König investigates the persistence of human interest in fashion; the concept of trends in human and animal behavior; the psychological implications of fashion, its relation to sexual mores and role playing, its ceremonial functions, and its economic significance."