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Women's Hats, Headdresses and Hairstyles: With 453 Illustrations, Medieval to Modern (Dover Books on Fashion Series)

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From simple barbettes, crespines, and wimples worn in Anglo-Saxon times to the pillbox hat popularized by Jackie Kennedy in the mid-twentieth century, hats and headdresses have — for centuries — played an important part of a lady's wardrobe. This informative and meticulously researched book provides an authentic record of more than 1,300 years of changing fashions in women's hairstyles and headwear in England.
More than 400 of the author's own drawings — rendered from ancient ...
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Women's Hats, Headdresses and Hairstyles: With 453 Illustrations, Medieval to Modern

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Overview


From simple barbettes, crespines, and wimples worn in Anglo-Saxon times to the pillbox hat popularized by Jackie Kennedy in the mid-twentieth century, hats and headdresses have — for centuries — played an important part of a lady's wardrobe. This informative and meticulously researched book provides an authentic record of more than 1,300 years of changing fashions in women's hairstyles and headwear in England.
More than 400 of the author's own drawings — rendered from ancient sources — trace these evolving fashions. Finely detailed images depict turbans; horned, heart-shaped, and butterfly headdresses preferred by fifteenth-century English ladies; seventeenth-century hoods and veils; elaborate hats and hairstyles of the Georgian period; early Victorian-era bonnets; net and lace caps and small hats of the late nineteenth century; and the emancipated look in both hairstyles and hat styles of the early twentieth century.
The author has written a separate introduction for each historical period, placing headdresses and hairstyles in the fashionable context of their time. Pages of drawings are accompanied by detailed notes on the styles illustrated, including information on the materials used and the varying methods of manufacture. A brief glossary and bibliography add to the book's effectiveness. For those who want to get their historical details accurate, this profusely illustrated guide will be an invaluable reference.
"Designers for any media and students of history will use and enjoy the book." (Choice).
"Remarkably entertaining." (The Economist)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486448503
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Series: Dover Fashion and Costumes Series
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman: seventh century AD to 1154 AD
Plantagenet: 1154-1399
Lancaster: 1399-1461. York: 1461-1485
Tudor: 1485-1558
Elizabethan: 1558-1603
Stuart: 1603-1714
Georgian Part 1: 1714-1790
Georgian Part 2: 1790-1837
Early Victorian: 1837-1860
Mid-Victorian: 1860-1880
The Late Victorian Period: 1880-1901
Twentieth Century: 1914-1985
Headwear of domestic servants and nurses
Bridal Headdress
Glossary
Sources of Information
Bibliography
Index
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