Historic English Costumes and How to Make Them [NOOK Book]

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As an early-twentieth-century English artist with an interest in historical subjects, Talbot Hughes began collecting clothing for accuracy in his paintings—and the pursuit grew into a labor of love. His magnificent costume collection was eventually displayed in Harrod's and has become a permanent part of the collection of the venerable Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In this well-researched guide, Hughes traces the evolution of English fashions from the grass-cloth wraps ...
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Overview


As an early-twentieth-century English artist with an interest in historical subjects, Talbot Hughes began collecting clothing for accuracy in his paintings—and the pursuit grew into a labor of love. His magnificent costume collection was eventually displayed in Harrod's and has become a permanent part of the collection of the venerable Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In this well-researched guide, Hughes traces the evolution of English fashions from the grass-cloth wraps of prehistoric times to the luxurious gowns of the Victorian era.
Arranged chronologically and by British reigns, this splendid compilation includes over 300 illustrations of period fashions for men and women and 94 photos of historic garments. Pictured are tunics and tights from the thirteenth century, Elizabethan gowns with starched ruff collars, Charles I cavaliers with lace-collared jackets and breeches, a five-century array of boots and shoes, an assortment of elaborate wigs, embroidered waistcoats, quilted petticoats, plumed headdresses, and other dashing designs of the past. More than a history of British style, it's also a dressmaker's delight, with scaled-down patterns for 67 authentic costumes—and a perfect reference for fashion designers, stylists, and historians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486136356
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 8/9/2012
  • Series: Dover Fashion and Costumes
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,302,362
  • File size: 43 MB
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Meet the Author

Talbot Hughes was a painter and designer whose historical costumes were exhibited in London's Victoria and Albert Museum. He was the author of several books on fine art and costume design.
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Table of Contents


Introduction to the Dover Edition
Preface
List of Collotype Plates
Introduction
Chapter I
Prehistoric Dress-Female
Prehistoric Dress-Male
Chapter II
The Development of Costume to the Tenth Century-Female
The Development of Costume to the Tenth Century-Male
Chapter III
Tenth to the Fifteenth Century-Female
Tenth to the Fifteenth Century-Male
Chapter IV
Fifteenth Century-Female
Fifteenth Century-Male
Chapter V
Sixteenth Century. Character of Trimmings
Sixteenth Century. Henry VIII-Female
Sixteenth Century. Henry VIII-Male
Sixteenth Century. The Reigns of Edward VI and Mary-Female
Sixteenth Century. Elizabeth-Female
Sixteenth Century. Elizabeth-Male
Chapter VI
The Character of Trimmings through the Seventeenth Century
James I
Charles I
The Commonwealth
Charles II
James II and William and Mary
Seventeenth Century. James I-Female
Seventeenth Century. James I-Male

Seventeenth Century. Charles I-Female
Seventeenth Century. Charles I-Male
Seventeenth Century. The Commonwealth-Male and Female
Seventeenth Century. Charles II-Female
Seventeenth Century. Charles II-Male
Seventeenth Century. James II-Female
Seventeenth Century. James II-Male
Seventeenth Century. William and Mary-Female
Seventeenth Century. William and Mary-Male
Chapter VII
The Character of Decoration and Trimmings of the Eighteenth Century
Eighteenth Century. Anne-Female
Eighteenth Century. Anne-Male
Eighteenth Century. George I-Female
Eighteenth Century. George I-Male
Eighteenth Century. George II-Female
Eighteenth Century. George II-Male
Eighteenth Century. George III to 1800-Female
Eighteenth Century. George III to 1800-Male
Chapter VIII
Character of Trimmings of the Nineteenth Century
Nineteenth Century. George III-Female
Nineteenth Century. George III-Male
Nineteenth Century. George IV-Female
Nineteenth Century. George IV, 1820-30-Male
Nineteenth Century. William IV-Female
Nineteenth Century. William IV-Male
Nineteenth Century. Victoria-Female
Nineteenth Century. Victoria-Male
Patterns of Various Reigns from Antique Costume
Patterns to Scale
" " Detailed List
Index
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