Nineteenth-century fashion in detail

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V&A Publications, Nov 16, 2005 - Design - 224 pages
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This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the V&A's magnificent collection of nineteenth-century fashion for men and women, building on the success on the V&A ..."in Detail" series. Glorious color photographs of close-up details are shown alongside accurate line drawings of the complete garment. The book is an essential visual reference for anyone interested in fashion, both historical and contemporary. It reinforces the V&A's reputation as a front-runner in the field of fashion. The lavishly illustrated book celebrates the V&A's magnificent collection of nineteenth-century dress. A source of inspiration to many of today's top designers, these colorful items of clothing, seen here in glorious close-up, will delight all lovers of fashion. Some 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era, from the delicate embroidery on neoclassical gowns to the vibrant colors of the crinolines and the elegant tailoring of the means' coats. The richness of the period is revealed in breathtaking detail. Featuring specially commissioned photographs and line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment - from the intricate boning of women's corsets to the patterned silk of men's waistcoats - both images and text highlight the major themes of nineteenth-century fashion. This book is a companion to the successful Historical Fashion in Detail and Dress in Detail from around the World.

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User Review  - Simone Vd stadt beaney - Goodreads

I adore these books! Beautiful pictures, great detail and amazing close ups as well as a lot of information on the clothing. Read full review

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User Review  - Tilak - Goodreads

it is a great book from all the other books. I tank the author who published it Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Romantic Styles
74
Construction Details
154
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Lucy Johnston is curator of 19th-century fashion in the V&A's Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion.

Richard Davis formerly Professor of History at the University of Tasmania, has published widely on 1848 and other Irish topics.

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