Survey of Historic Costume

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A&C Black, Jun 8, 2009 - Design - 680 pages
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Survey of Historic Costume, 5th Edition, which now includes a free student Study Guide, presents a thorough overview of Western dress from the ancient world to the trends of today. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. With visuals, illustrated tables, and in-depth discussions, readers come to recognize recurring themes and concepts and understand the role of dress from a diverse, global perspective. This book is perfect for students, instructors, fashion industry professionals, and anyone interested in historic costume, fashion, art, and design.

 

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User Review  - stormtrooperprincess - LibraryThing

A decent general fashion history book meant for a college survey course & not a researcher of specific clothing styles and/or eras. Doesn't go into much detail on any particular era, but instead gives ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Ancient World c 3000 BCAD 300
13
The Middle Ages c 3001500
99
The Renaissance c 14001600
175
Baroque and Rococo c 16001800
229
The Nineteenth Century 18001900
295
From the Twentieth to the Twentyfirst Century 19002008
411
Bibliography
652
Credits
659
Index
661
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Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, The City University of New York.
Keith Eubank is Professor Emeritus at Queens College, The City University of New York.

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