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Renaissance Fashions
     

Renaissance Fashions

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by Tom Tierney
 

The Renaissance marked Europe's transition from medieval to modern times. Art, literature, and science flowered in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, while a vigorous trade with the Far East via newly developed sea routes enabled Italian merchants to supply a recently evolved middle class with materials and adornments for elaborately designed apparel.
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The Renaissance marked Europe's transition from medieval to modern times. Art, literature, and science flowered in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, while a vigorous trade with the Far East via newly developed sea routes enabled Italian merchants to supply a recently evolved middle class with materials and adornments for elaborately designed apparel.
After careful research, illustrator Tom Tierney has portrayed this dynamic age by accurately rendering an amazing diversity of clothing styles. Forty-five finely detailed, ready-to color illustrations showing attifets, chopines, doublets, farthingales, houppelandes, and other elements of Renaissance garb depict: an Italian peasant couple dressed for their wedding day (c. 1450); an Italian knight in steel armor (c. 1460); an English lord and lady in riding outfits (c. 1510); children of a German royal family garbed in velvet and accompanied by a soberly dressed nanny (c. 1550); and many more outfits designed for various activities and occasions. In addition, seven plates feature dozens of examples of fashionable headgear, footwear, and hairstyles for men and women, from several stages in the flourishing of Renaissance styles.
Descriptive captions accompany each handsome, ready-to-color illustration, making this a collection that will appeal to colorists as much as it will delight costume historians and designers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486410388
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/26/2000
Series:
Dover Fashion Coloring Book Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
532,543
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over 150 paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U.S. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr. Tierney's books are famous for being carefully researched and meticulously rendered. His releases are prized by fashion professionals, collectors, and paper doll lovers all over the world.

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Renaissance Fashions 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree that it's good for ideas for costuming, but then it shouldn't be labeled as a coloring book. That gives you the idea that it is for children. The pictures are so detailed and small that it's not great as a coloring book.
Aramis1 More than 1 year ago
Good book to help with ideas for costuming, and drawing out designs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago