Survey of Historic Costume / Edition 4

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Overview

The bestselling Survey of Historic Costume covers the history of Western dress from the ancient world to the years following the turn of the millennium. The costume of each period is viewed within its historical, cultural, and economic context. Sources utilized in the study of costume are described and evaluated. Perfect for anyone interested in historic costume, fashion, textiles, drama, and design, this beautifully illustrated book is full of interesting facts and commentary.
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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: 9781563673450
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books
  • Publication date: 6/17/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, The City University of New York. She is co-author of The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles, 8th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013) and The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Fashion, 4th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013).

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Pt. I The Ancient World C. 3000 B.C.-A.D. 300 11
Pt. II The Middle Ages C. 300-1500 73
Pt. III The Renaissance C. 1400-1600 131
Pt. IV Baroque and Rococo C. 1600-1800 175
Pt. V The Nineteenth Century 1800-1900 251
Pt. VI The Twentieth Century 1900-1990 347
Bibliography 503
Index 513
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2008

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    This book was reguired for a college class I took one semester, and I thought it was awesome. I loved the attention the book devoted towards differant periods.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2009

    Costume History Book

    The book is such a great resource for information and inspiration.

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