What People Wore: 1,800 Illustrations from Ancient Times to the Early Twentieth Century by Douglas Gorsline, Gorsline |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
What People Wore: 1,800 Illustrations from Ancient Times to the Early Twentieth Century

What People Wore: 1,800 Illustrations from Ancient Times to the Early Twentieth Century

by Douglas Gorsline, Gorsline
     
 

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Spanning nearly 5,000 years of clothing styles, this splendid sourcebook presents a fascinating panorama of wearing apparel, beginning with the ancient Egyptians and continuing through the early decades of the twentieth century.
Over 1,800 drawings — meticulously researched and accurately rendered by the author — depict garments ranging from

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Spanning nearly 5,000 years of clothing styles, this splendid sourcebook presents a fascinating panorama of wearing apparel, beginning with the ancient Egyptians and continuing through the early decades of the twentieth century.
Over 1,800 drawings — meticulously researched and accurately rendered by the author — depict garments ranging from diaphanous gowns of Egyptian royalty, ornate robes of Byzantine dignitaries, and elegant dresses worn by eighteenth-century Parisians, to picturesque outfits of American frontiersmen and the revolutionary 1930s wardrobe of the American flapper.
Here also are informal portraits of Byzantine commoners and religious figures, Elizabethans in lace collars and ruffs, upper-class Venetians, English dandies, and French gentlemen of the mid-eighteenth century as well as detailed illustrations of nineteenth-century New York farmers, western fur trappers, cowboys, mountain men, and lumberjacks, Klondike prospectors, Mississippi rivermen, and many more. A brief historical survey precedes the chronologically grouped illustrations of each period, and an overall list supplies the source for each drawing. A comprehensive reference for artists, designers, and social historians, this invaluable treasury will also intrigue anyone interested in the evolution of wearing apparel.

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Booknews
Reprint of a reference originally published in 1952 (New York, Viking Press). Meticulously researched and rendered line drawings are grouped chronologically and identified. Includes sources and a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486281629
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
08/22/1994
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
Edition description:
Dover ed
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,273,368
Product dimensions:
9.09(w) x 11.98(h) x 0.78(d)

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