Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe, 1715-1789 / Edition 2

Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe, 1715-1789 / Edition 2

by Aileen Ribeiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300091516

ISBN-13: 9780300091519

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this beautiful book, Aileen Ribeiro surveys the clothing worn by the middle and upper classes throughout Europe in the eighteenth century and discusses what this meant in terms of social definition and identity. Ribeiro, one of the world's premier historians of dress, also looks at such subjects as developments in retailing and distribution, etiquette, the rise of

Overview

In this beautiful book, Aileen Ribeiro surveys the clothing worn by the middle and upper classes throughout Europe in the eighteenth century and discusses what this meant in terms of social definition and identity. Ribeiro, one of the world's premier historians of dress, also looks at such subjects as developments in retailing and distribution, etiquette, the rise of the dress designer and couturier, the evolution of ready-made clothes, fancy dress and the masquerade. This new edition updates the text and bibliographical material in the previous highly acclaimed volume and adds many new, full-colour illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300091519
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements to the Revised Editionviii
Acknowledgements to the First Editionix
Introduction1
1The Dominance of France: 1715-174015
2Getting and Spending51
3Wider Europe89
4The Triumph of the Rococo: 1740-1770121
5Dress and Etiquette167
6Frivolity and Freedom: 1770-1789207
7Fantasy and Fancy Dress245
Conclusion283
Notes285
Appendices
AA Note on European Currencies in the Eighteenth Century293
BA Chronology of Significant Events in Politics and Culture, 1713-1789294
Glossary296
Bibliography298
List of Illustrations303
Index308

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