A History of Costume

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Courier Corporation, 1963 - Antiques & Collectibles - 464 pages
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The author's intention in compiling this work was to show by practical examples the history of the development of dress. This is the most reliable and authentic account of the subject, for the author took pains to base his study on actual pieces of clothing that have survived, only turning to paintings, statues and other reproductions in cases where originals no longer existed.
 

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Personally, not that great. I rather use something like Costume in Detail, or 1000 Years of Fashion, if you can find it. Read full review

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This was an interesting book that detailed the many different styles of clothing humans have worn around the world and throughout the ages. It includes many images and patterns to help explain the ... Read full review

Contents

I
53
II
123
III
133
IV
220
V
288
VI
332
VII
376
VIII
405
IX
422
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Page 5 - cover the entire development of costume, but also the author's extensive knowledge of the practical side of the subject and his thorough familiarity with technique and cut. His work contains complete answers to all the questions that deal with the practical side of the tailor's art in bygone periods.

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