Survey of Historic Costume / Edition 5

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Overview

Survey of Historic Costume, 5th Edition, which now includes a free student Study Guide, presents a thorough overview of Western dress from the ancient world to the trends of today. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. With visuals, illustrated tables, and in-depth discussions, readers come to recognize recurring themes and concepts and understand the role of dress from a diverse, global perspective. This book is perfect for students, instructors, fashion industry professionals, and anyone interested in historic costume, fashion, art, and design.

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New edition of a text for students of historic costume, fashion, textiles, drama, and design. After an introductory chapter on the origins and functions of dress, the detailed coverage of costume components is chronological, beginning with the ancient world and continuing through 1990, and includes comments by contemporary sources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563678066
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/8/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 140,709
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, The City University of New York.
Keith Eubank is Professor Emeritus at Queens College, The City University of New York.

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Table of Contents

The Ancient Middle East 3500-600 B.C.
Crete and Greece c. 2900-300 B.C.
Etruria and Rome c. 800 B.C.-A.D. 400
The Early Middle Ages c. 300-1300
The Late Middle Ages c. 1300-1500
The Italian Renaissance c. 1400-1600
The Northern Renaissance c. 1500-1600
The Seventeenth Century 1600-1700
The Eighteenth Century 1700-1800
The Directoire Period and the Empire Period 1790-1820
The Romantic Period 1820-1850
The Crinoline Period 1850-1869
The Bustle Period and Nineties 1870-1900
The Edwardian Period and World War I 1900-1920
The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II 1920-1947
The New Look and Beyond 1947-1960
The Sixties and Seventies: Style Tribes Emerge 1960-1980
The Eighties and Nineties: Affluence and Information
The 21st Century: The New Millennium

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