Costume

Costume

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by L Rowland-Warne
     
 

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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. See more details below

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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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789455864
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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