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Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present
     

Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present

by Valery Garrett
 

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Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China. A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers and

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Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China. A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers and collectors, as well as lovers of beautiful clothes everywhere. Chapters include:

  • Dress of the Qing Manchu Rulers 1644-1911
  • Dress of the Manchu Consorts 1644-1911
  • Attire of Mandarins and Merchants
  • Attire of Chinese Women
  • Republican Dress 1912-1949
  • Clothing of the Lower Classes
  • Clothing for Children
  • Dress in New China 1950-2006
From Imperial robes to foot binding to the cheongsam, Chinese Dress spotlights traditional Chinese dress against a background of historical, cultural and social change, opening a fascinating window for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of China, Chinese culture and Chinese fashion history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804836630
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
01/15/2008
Edition description:
1st Edition, Hardcover with Jacket
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 304.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Valery Garrett is a respected authority on Chinese dress from the Qing dynasty to the present day. She lectures frequently, and has served as a consultant for museums and collections around the world. Her personal collection of Chinese dress has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, as well as in museums in Hong Kong, Macau, Canada, and Australia.

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