A Visual history of costume

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B.T. Batsford, 1983 - Design - 144 pages
Covers the styles of dress in the 16th century illustrated by oil paintings, engravings, woodcuts and line drawings taken by the time of the dress itself through the use of which the reader is given a clear idea of what was worn and how without the distortions and loss of detail which modern line drawings entail. Each illustration captioned under the labels "Head", "Body" and "Accessories" and all clothes are not only described but also explained and interpreted.

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I usually prefer line drawings of costume: while the merits of showing contemporary drawings are clear, the reader is too often left to attempt to draw conclusions from small picture, frequently in ... Read full review

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