Buttons!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, stroll elegantly and well-dressed around the archives to unravel the unexpected history of BUTTONS! Which is all about Robert Louis Stevenson, the outbreak of WWI, General John Joseph Pershing and American military uniforms, and Victorian clothing; it’s also all about a conversation between Claude Levi-Strauss and Lucien Febvre and nothing less than ‘bodily posture, the art of life and ways of integrating the world’, as well as eighteenth-century industry, petitioning and changes in fashion. Who knew!

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