Giorgio Riello

Position / Job title: Professor

Department: History

Institution: University of Warwick

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--Global History

-- History of Fashion, Luxury and Design

-- History of Material Culture and Material Life




  • Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 407pp., 104 B&W illustrations, 32 colour plates.
  • La Moda: Una Storia dal Medioevo a Oggi (Rome and Bari: Laterza, 2012), pb 182pp.
  • (eds.) Global Design History (Basingstoke: Routledge, 2011), hb & pb 226pp., 35 B/W illustrations (with Glenn Adamson and Sarah Teasley)
  • (eds.) Moda: Storia e Storie (Milan: Bruno Mondadori, 2010), pb 249pp., 25 B/W illustrations. (with M. G. Muzzarelli and E. Tosi Brandi)
  • (eds.) Writing Material Culture History (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2014), 300pp., 65 B&W illustrations (with Anne Gerritsen).
  • (eds.) The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives (Basingstoke: Routledge, 2010), hb & pb 566pp., 100 B/W illustrations. (with Peter McNeil). The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Edited Book of the Year 2011; CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Title 2011.
  • (eds.), The Spinning World: A Global History of Cotton Textiles, 1200-1850 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), hb 489pp., 64 B/W and 29 colour illustrations. (with Prasannan Parthasarathi). Paperback edition (2011); Indian Edition (2012); Chinese edition (September 2013). See the review in the Times Literary Supplement, 10 Feb. 2010.
  • (eds.), How India Clothed the World: The World of South Asian Textiles, 1500-1850 (Leiden: Brill, 2009), hb 489pp., 26 B&W and 26 colour illustrations. (with Tirthankar Roy). Paperback edition (forthcoming 2013). H-net Review by Douglas Haynes, Nov. 2011
  • Racconti d'Impresa. I Calzaturieri del Brenta tra Locale e Globale (Rome: Laterza, 2008), pb 151pp., 39 colour illustrations (with G. L. Fontana; F. Jori; and S. Bressanin). See VideoReview in Italian national newspaper Sole 24 Ore.
  • (eds.) Eighteenth-Century Interiors: Redesigning the Georgian, Special Issue of the Journal of Design History, 20/4 (2007). (with Hannah Greig)
  • A Foot in the Past: Consumers, Producers and Footwear in the Long Eighteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 302pp., 94 b/w and 32 colour illustrations
  • (eds.) Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers (Oxford and New York: Berg, 2006), 448pp., 232 colour illustrations (with Peter McNeil). Reviewed in The Times, 21 October 2006. Revised paperback edition ( 2011).

Journal Articles:

  • 'Imperial Lives: Two Children in Asian Clothing', Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 6/2 (2013), pp. 197-205.
  • ‘Les Révolutions à l’épreuve du marché’, Round Table: Leora Auslander, Colin Jones, Giorgio Riello and Daniel Roche, Annales Historiques de la Révolution Française, 4 (2012), pp. 165-90.
  • 'Boundless Competition: Subcontracting and the London Economy in the Late Nineteenth Century', Enterprise & Society, 13/3 (2012), pp. 504-537.
  • 'The Object of Fashion: Methodological Approaches to the Study of Fashion', Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, 3/1 (2011), pp. 1-9.
  • ‘Asian Knowledge and the Development of Calico Printing in Europe in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries’, Journal of Global History, 5/1 (2010), pp. 1-28.
  • 'Regards sur la revolution industrielle: les percetions du passage de la Grande-Bretagne vers une societe industrielle', Documents pour l'Historire des Techniques, 17 (2010), pp.125-144. (with Patrick O'Brien)