Costume

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Here is an original and exciting look at the colorful history of clothes and fashion. Full-color photographs of original clothes, accessories, and ornaments worn by real-life men, women, and children offer a unique and revealing view of the history of costume.

Photographs and text document the history and meaning of clothing, from loincloths to modern children's clothes.

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Overview

Here is an original and exciting look at the colorful history of clothes and fashion. Full-color photographs of original clothes, accessories, and ornaments worn by real-life men, women, and children offer a unique and revealing view of the history of costume.

Photographs and text document the history and meaning of clothing, from loincloths to modern children's clothes.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
The well-known Eyewitness series publishes nonfiction volumes centered on one subject. Each is spectacular in both photography and authentic, accurate information. Costume, one of the titles, is recommended for ages ten and up, but a younger reader will certainly enjoy the photographs and can glean some information. Other titles in the series include Boat, Film, and Horse.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-8-- A fascinating historical overview of clothing. True to the series format, this one blends closeup, full-color photographs of period clothing and accessories with brief snippets of text that explain the item's significance and purpose. The impact of changing fashion is made dramatic by the inclusion of new photos of models wearing theatrical recreations of historic costumes. Some of the eye-catching two-page spreads show the elaborate underpinnings of mid-19th century women's clothing, bridal garb through the years, swimwear, hats, children's attire, etc. Other books on the subject exist, but few have this title's visual appeal and browsability. Although it lacks a global view, concentrating instead on European trends, it should add significantly to an understanding of what people wore and why. --Denise Anton Wright, Illinois State University, Normal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789455864
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 623,137
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.84 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Why bother with clothes? 6
Cool and simple 8
Fabulous finery 10
Warm tunics and cloaks 12
Pointed hats and shoes 14
Rich, flowing, and heavy! 16
Bits and pieces 18
Slashes galore 20
Bells and boxes 22
Fancy feet 24
Ribbons and bows 26
A flourish of curls 28
Silk and brocade 30
Powder and patches 32
Bathing beauties 34
This and that 36
Cotton for all 38
The sewing machine 40
The cage of freedom 42
Blushing brides 44
Handy hats 46
Feathers and lace 48
A simpler line 50
A new world 52
Fashion foundations 54
Before and after 56
Minis, boots, and bell-bottoms 58
Boys and girls together 60
Fashion design 62
Index 64
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