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Historic Costumes in Pictures: Over 1450 Costumes on 125 Plates

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From 1861 to 1890 the Munich publishing firm of Braun & Schneider published plates of historic and contemporary costume in their magazine Münchener Bilderbogen. These plates were eventually collected in book form and published at the turn of the century in Germany and England. This volume presents all 125 double-spread plates from the third English edition. For the first time, the plates appear in chronological order and with English captions.
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Overview

From 1861 to 1890 the Munich publishing firm of Braun & Schneider published plates of historic and contemporary costume in their magazine Münchener Bilderbogen. These plates were eventually collected in book form and published at the turn of the century in Germany and England. This volume presents all 125 double-spread plates from the third English edition. For the first time, the plates appear in chronological order and with English captions.
Over 1,450 costumed figures are shown, from antiquity to the end of the nineteenth century, covering a wide variety of social classes, and professions: Egyptian and Assyrian kings, Byzantine emperors, Frankish and Norman nobles, priests, servants, soldiers of many lands and eras, crusaders, German knights, pages, Italian scholars, German townspeople, peasants, merchants, Dutch burghers, popes, nuns, bishops, monks, English Puritans and Cavaliers, English and French kings, Swiss citizens, French courtiers and republicans, and many more. In addition, there is excellent coverage of late-nineteenth-century folk and their costumes, captured just before the beginning of standard Western dress—Italian, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Russian, Eastern European, Chinese, Japanese, Asian, and others. To avoid the variable and somewhat fanciful depictions of color in the early editions, all costumes are rendered in black-and-white.
A comprehensive source of historic costume in pictures, this remarkable book will be invaluable to costume designers, students of fashion design, commercial artists, and anyone interested in the history of dress. The illustrations are uniformly excellent, and the exceptionally low price makes this book even more attractive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486231501
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1975
  • Series: Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
  • Edition description: SECOND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 938,984
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ancient Near East
2 Ancient Near East
3 Ancient Greece
4 Ancient Rome
5 Ancient Judaea
6 Ancient Germans
7 4th to 6th Centuries
8 Byzantine Empire
9 6th Century; Byzantine Empire
10 5th to 10th Centuries (and Ancient Egypt)
11 700-800; Carolingians
12 10th Century
13 11th Century
14 12th Century
15 13th Century
16 12th & 13th Centuries; Military-Religious Orders
17 14th Century
18 14th Century
19 14th Century; England
20 14th Century; Germany
21 Second Half of the 14th Century; Italy
22 First Half of the 15th Century
23 First Half of the 15th Century
24 Second Half of the 15th Century
25 15th Century; Italy
26 15th Century; France
27 15th Century; France and England
28 Mid-15th Century; Burgundy
29 Second Half of the 15th Century; Burgundy and Holland
30 15th Century; Germany
31 15th Century; Swiss Military Costume
32 15th and 16th Centuries
33 First Third of the 16th Century
34 Second Third of the 16th Century
35 Last Third of the 16th Century
36 First Third of the 16th Century; Germany
37 First Third of the 16th Century; Germany
38 First Third of the 16th Century; Germany
39 First Third of the 16th Century; German Military Costume
40 Mid-16th Century; Germany
41 Late 16th Century; Germany
42 Late 16th Century; Frisia
43 16th Century; France
44 16th Century; Poland and Russia
45 16th Century; Italy
46 Late 16th Century (1583); Italy
47 16th Century; England
48 16th and 17th Centuries; England
49 16th and 17th Centuries
50 16th and 17th Centuries; Ecclesiastical Vestments
51 First Half of the 17th Century
52 Second Third of the 17th Century
53 Second Third of the 17th Century
54 Last Third of the 17th Century
55 17th Century; England
56 First Third of the 17th Century; Netherlands
57 First Third of the 17th Century; Germany
58 Mid-17th Century; German Lands
59 First Third of the 17th Century; Norway and Denmark
60 Second Third of the 17th Century; Switzerland
61 Mid-17th Century; France
62 Last Third of the 17th Century; France
63 17th Century; Strasbourg
64 Late 17th and Early 18th Centuries
65 17th and 18th Centuries; Russia
66 17th and Early 18th Centuries; Turks
67 "Egyptians, Moors, Turks"
68 First Third of the 18th Century
69 First Third of the 18th Century; Military Costume
70 Second Half of the 18th Century
71 Last Third of the 18th Century
72 First Half of the 18th Century; German and Austrian Armies
73 Second Half of the 18th Century; German and Austrian Armies
74 1770-1790; German Middle Class
75 Late 18th Century; Germany
76 Late 18th Century; Germany
77 Early 18th Century; Switzerland (Canton of Zurich)
78 Late 18th Century; Switzerland
79 Late 18th Century; Switzerland
80 Late 18th Century; Switzerland
81 Late 18th Century; France Just Before the Revolution
82 Late 18th Century; French Republic
83 Late 18th Century; French Republic
84 Late 18th Century; Nun's Garb
85 "Early 19th Century; Empire Style, Germany and France"
86 Early 19th Century; Empire Style
87 Early 19th Century; Restoration
88 First Half of the 19th Century; Germany
89 Early 19th Century; Bavarian Army
90 Late 19th Century; Monastic Orders
91 Late 19th Century; Italian Folk Dress
92 Late 19th Century; Spanish Folk Dress
93 Late 19th Century; Dutch Folk Dress
94 Late 19th Century; Dutch Folk Dress
95 Late 19th Century; French Folk Dress (Brittany)
96 Late 19th Century; Alsatian Folk Dress
97 Late 19th Century; Swiss Folk Dress
98 Late 19th Century; North German Folk Dress
99 Late 19th Century; German Folk Dress (Former Grand-Duchy of Baden)
100 Late 19th Century; German Folk Dress (Baden)
101 Late 19th Century; German Folk Dress (Baden)
102 Late 19th Century; German Folk Dress (Former Kingdom of Bavaria)
103 Late 19th Century; German Folk Dress (Bavaria)
104 Late 19th Century; Tyrolean Folk Dress
105 Late 19th Century; Tyrolean Folk Dress
106 Late 19th Century; Tyrolean Folk Dress
107 Late 19th Century; Dalmatian Folk Dress
108 "Late 19th Century; Folk Dress in European Turkey (Now Parts of Albania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Greece)"
109 Late 19th Century; Russian Folk Dress
110 Late 19th Century; Near East
111 Late 19th Century; Egypt
112 Late 19th Century; Caucasus
113 Late 19th Century; Central Asia
114 Late 19th Century; Afghanistan
115 Late 19th Century; Tibet and Kashmir
116 Late 19th Century; India and Malaysia
117 Late 19th Century (1880); Ceylon
118 "Late 19th Century; Ceylon, Java, Siam"
119 Late 19th Century (1886); Siam and Burma
120 Late 19th Century; Burma and Indo-China
121 Late 19th Century; East Indies
122 Late 19th Century (1880); Chinese in Malaysia
123 Late 19th Century; Japan
124 Late 19th Century; Asiatic Russia
125 Late 19th Century; Asia
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