A History of Costume: With Over 600 Patterns and Illustrations

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Egypt, Babylon, Greece up through 19th-century Europe; based on surviving pieces, art work, much more. Includes many clear, measured patterns for reproducing historic costumes. Full text. 595 illustrations. "Landmark in the field of Western European costume . . . exceptional value for its price." — American Artist.
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Overview


Egypt, Babylon, Greece up through 19th-century Europe; based on surviving pieces, art work, much more. Includes many clear, measured patterns for reproducing historic costumes. Full text. 595 illustrations. "Landmark in the field of Western European costume . . . exceptional value for its price." — American Artist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486210308
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1963
  • Series: Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 942,311
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
THE PEOPLES OF ANTIQUITY
  The Egyptians
  The Ethiopians
  The Syrians and Phœnicians
  The Hebrews
  The Assyrians and Babylonians
  The Medes and Persians
  The Scythians
  The Parthians
  "The Sarmatians, Dacians, and Illyrians"
  The Cretans
  The Peoples of Asia Minor
  The Greeks
  The Estruscans
  The Roman
  The Dress of the Byzantine Emperors
THE TEUTONIC PREHISTORIC PERIOD
  TEUTONIC BRONZE AGE
  THIRD TO FIRST CENTURIES B.C.
  EARLY TEUTONIC COSTUME
  THIRD AND FOURTH CENTURIES A.D.
THE MIDDLE AGES
  THE ELEVENTH TO THIRTEENTH CENTURIES
    Germany
    German Royal Costume
    France
    Men's Dress in the Thirteenth Century
    England
    "Norse Relics discovered at Herjolfsnes, Greenland"
  THE FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES
    France
    England
    Germany
    Italy
    Spain
THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
  Spain
  France
  Germany
  Italy
THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
  Spain
  France
  The Netherlands
  Germany
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
  France
THE PERIOD
  MEN'S DRESS
    The Dress Coat
    Trousers
    The Waistcoat
    The Cravat and Necktie
    The Cloak or Mantle
    Headgear
  WOMEN'S DRESS
    Neckwear and Sleeves
    The Cloak
    Hats and Caps
    Styles of Hairdressing
    Footwear
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    For the Historic Costumer

    This was a great bargain priced find. Added it to my costume book collection. Many costumes can be adapted through different centuries. The hints have gotten me through some sewing quandaries, too.

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