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Historic Costume

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A concise history of costume, covering the country's dress from remote times to the first quarter of the 20th century. Looks at the origin of costume as well as ancient costume in Egypt, Asia, Greece, and the Roman Empire, then describes costume in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, colonial costume in America, and 19th- and early 20th- century American costume. Includes many b&w illustrations. First published in 1925 by Manual Arts Press. The author was director of art instruction in the public schools of Peoria, Illinois. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558882911
  • Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 244

Table of Contents

Color Notation 12
List of Plates 13
List of Drawings 15
Chapter I. The Beginnings of Costume 17
Chapter II. Egyptian Costume--Ancient Times 21
Chapter III. Asiatic Costume--Ancient Times 38
Chapter IV. Greek Costume--700 B.C.-53 B.C. 47
Chapter V. Roman Costume--53 B.C.-476 A.D. 67
Chapter VI. Costume of the Middle Ages--France--476-1500 78
Chapter VII. The Renaissance in France--1500 108
Chapter VIII. The Renaissance in France--1600 122
Chapter IX. French Costume--1700 139
Chapter X. Colonial Costume in America--1620-1781 161
Chapter XI. American Costume--1781-1900 181
Chapter XII. American Costume--1900- 213
Bibliography 237
Index 238
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