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Five Centuries of American Costume
     

Five Centuries of American Costume

by R. Turner Wilcox
 

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This profusely illustrated study focuses on more than 500 years of clothing styles worn by people of the Americas — from animal hides in the 9th century to suits for both sexes in the mid-20th century. A brief, introductory chapter describes and depicts the everyday wear of Vikings, Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, and principal North American Indian tribes.

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This profusely illustrated study focuses on more than 500 years of clothing styles worn by people of the Americas — from animal hides in the 9th century to suits for both sexes in the mid-20th century. A brief, introductory chapter describes and depicts the everyday wear of Vikings, Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, and principal North American Indian tribes. Subsequent sections are devoted to the many and varied costumes of the Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, German, and Scandinavians who came after them. Military uniforms from the 16th to the mid-20th century are also portrayed, and civilian dress for men, women and children is reviewed during the same five centuries.

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Library Journal
This 1963 volume offers drawings of clothing from the Norsemen through the 1960s. The outfits are both military and civilian for both sexes. In addition to the more than 400 illustrations, Wilcox offers short chapters detailing the changes in fashion through the centuries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780486436104
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/10/2011
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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