Fashion: An Illustrated Historical Overview

Fashion: An Illustrated Historical Overview

by Gertrud Lehnert, Lehnert, FRANK W. MUSGRAVE
     
 
This heavily illustrated overview of fashion presents the clothing styles of men and women from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, through the era of democracy and industrialization, and culminating with the diverse fashions and fashion leaders of the present day. Readers gain an understanding of how fashions in dress have always reflected social status and each

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This heavily illustrated overview of fashion presents the clothing styles of men and women from the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, through the era of democracy and industrialization, and culminating with the diverse fashions and fashion leaders of the present day. Readers gain an understanding of how fashions in dress have always reflected social status and each era's dominant social philosophies. All aspects of fashion history are presented, and an overview of fashion's significance shows how it shapes the way we live, how it has influenced expression throughout the world, and how it affects both the fine and commercial arts. This book includes an extensive glossary, a list for further reading, and a detailed index.

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Summarizes fashion's most important trends, starting with the Middle Ages and going on to cover the countless passing influences that have shaped fashion through to the present time. Overviews how fashion molds the way we lives, how it influences expression throughout the world, and how it affects both the fine and commercial arts. Includes color photos and illustrations, and a glossary. 4.5x7.75<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764104374
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Crash Course Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
5
Product dimensions:
4.55(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.53(d)

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