Survey of Historic Costume, 5th Edition, 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. We are also very excited to announce that Survey of Historic Costume 5th edition by Phyllis G. Tortora and Keith Eubank will include a FREE Survey of Historic Costume Student Study Guide shrink-wrapped with all copies ordered beginning in July 2010.
The Study Guide is designed to guide students through each chapter of the text and help them identify and synthesize core information. With its emphasis on the text and flexibility to be adapted to different course structures and methods, this resource is a valuable tool for instructors as well as students. For every chapter, the Study Guide includes concise Historical Snapshots to situate students in time; "At a Glance" tables summarizing of key information about dress from the time period covered by each chapter; space to take notes about major content and themes; questions to help students identify this information in the text; activities in which students must sketch or describe key styles; and further review questions. The Study Guide also provides students with a complete glossary of key terms used throughout the text.
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Meet the Author
Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, where she was department chair for 17 years, teaching historic costume and furnishings, and textiles. She has also served as a consultant to the Historic Costume Collection of the Huntington Historical Society. Her professional memberships include the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the Costume Society of America. She has been awarded Fellow Membership in ITAA. AUTHORBIO: Keith Eubank is a Professor Emeritus of history at Queens College, CUNY. He had previously been the chairman of the History Department and was also part of the doctoral faculty in History at CUNY. Eubank maintains scholarly affiliations with the American Historical Association and the Southern Historical Association.
The Ancient World c. 3000 b.c.—a.d. 300
• The Ancient Middle East c. 3500—600 b.c.
• Crete and Greece c. 2900—300 b.c.
• Etruria and Rome c. 800 b.c.—a.d. 400
The Middle Ages c. 300—1500
• The Early Middle Ages c. 300—1300
• The Late Middle Ages c. 1300—1500
• The Renaissance c. 1400—1600
• The Italian Renaissance c. 1400—1600
• The Northern Renaissance c. 1500—1600
Baroque and Rococo c. 1600—1800
• The Seventeenth Century 1600—1700
• The Eighteenth Century 1700—1790
The Nineteenth Century 1800—1900
• The Directoire Period and the Empire Period 1790—1820
• The Romantic Period 1820—1850
• The Crinoline Period 1850—1869
• The Bustle Period and the Nineties 1870—1900
From the Twentieth to the Twenty- first Century 1900—2008
• The Edwardian Period and World War I 1900—1920
• The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II 1920— 1947
• The New Look: Fashion Conformity Prevails 1947—1960
• The Sixties and Seventies: Style Tribes Emerge 1960—1980