Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

by Pauquet Freres, Pauquet Freres
     
 

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These superb color plates by Hippolyte Pauquet and his brother Polydore, reproduced directly from a rare and valuable nineteenth-century publication, magnificently depict 500 years of French fashion.
Starting with the flamboyant headgear and voluminous robes of fifteenth-century royalty, the artfully rendered illustrations progress chronologically to the

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These superb color plates by Hippolyte Pauquet and his brother Polydore, reproduced directly from a rare and valuable nineteenth-century publication, magnificently depict 500 years of French fashion.
Starting with the flamboyant headgear and voluminous robes of fifteenth-century royalty, the artfully rendered illustrations progress chronologically to the high-waisted Empire styles of the Napoleonic era. Members of the nobility and upper classes are well represented here. Portraits of lavishly garbed court ladies and gentlemen — many in fur-trimmed robes — appear next to dapper pages and handsome knights. Bourgeois fashions (including lace-trimmed garments for both sexes) are presented as well, along with the more modest attire of chambermaids, milkmaids, and shepherdesses. Images of such historic figures as King Henri VI, Madame de Pompadour, Madame du Barry, and Marie Antoinette complete a splendid collection.
A valuable reference for costume designers and fashion historians, this beautifully reproduced volume will also serve as a grand treat for fashion enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486428383
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
08/04/2003
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.20(d)

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