Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress

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Fairchild Publications, Jan 1, 2005 - Art - 585 pages
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This bestseller brings the authors? analysis of Western dress through 2003 and adds a number of new features. Survey of Historic Costume, 4th Edition, is a basic text for readers who want an overview and chronology of costume, discussing the dress of each era within its historical, cultural, and economic contexts.

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This should be a familiar title to anyone who has ever been involved in Occidental fashion history. After 25 years in print, this survey can reliably be called a classic in its field. Outstanding ... Read full review


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Phyllis G.Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queen's College, where she was department chair for 17 years, teaching historic costume and furnishings, and textiles. Among the textbooks of which she is the author or co-author are Survey of Historic Costume and Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, 7th edition. Her professional memberships include the International Textiles and Apparel Association, the Costume Society of America and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She serves as a consultant to the Historic Costume Collection of the Huntington Historical Society in Huntington, New York. Keith Eubank is a Professor of History, Emeritus, Queens College, CUNY. He had previously been the Chairman of the History Department and he was also part of the Doctoral Faculty in History, CUNY. Keith maintains scholarly affiliations with the American Historical Association and the Southern Historical Association...

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