History of World Costume and Fashion

Hardcover (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
(Save 37%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $29.65
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 83%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (16) from $29.65   
  • New (8) from $166.58   
  • Used (8) from $29.55   

More About This Textbook


The History of World Costume and Fashion presents a comprehensive survey of dress from around the world including Asia, Africa, the Islamic Empire, and the Ancient Americas. This extensive study features descriptions and analysis of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, and cultural styles from prehistory into the twenty-first century. Lavishly illustrated, it features more than 1600 images—including over 100 in full color- and is a valuable resource for fashion designers, theater costumers, textile researchers, costume collectors and curators, and anyone interest in clothing and style customs of the world.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130992239
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/20/2010
  • Series: Pearson Custom Library: Fashion Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 840
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Prehistory

Chapter 2 - The Ancient Near East

Chapter 3 - Egypt

Chapter 4 - The Aegean

Chapter 5 - Etruria and Rome

Chapter 6 - Byzantium

Chapter 7 - Northern Europe in the Early Middles Ages

Chapter 8 - Islamic Empire

Chapter 9 - China

Chapter 10 - Japan

Chapter 11 - India

Chapter 12 - Africa

Chapter 13 - The Ancient Americas

Chapter 14 - Middle Ages

Chapter 15 - Italy and Spain in the Renaissance 1450–1600

Chapter 16 - Northern Renaissance

Chapter 17 - The Seventeenth Century

Chapter 18 - The Eighteenth Century

Chapter 19 - The Nineteenth Century 1800–1850

Chapter 20 - The Nineteenth Century 1850—1900

Chapter 21 - The Twentieth Century 1900–1920

Chapter 22 - The Twentieth Century 1920—1940

Chapter 23 - The Twentieth Century 1940–1960

Chapter 24 - The Twentieth Century 1960—1980

Chapter 25 - The Twentieth Century 1980–Present

Chapter 26 - The Fashion Makers

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)