Publisher: Dover Publications (June 16, 2011)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.7 MB
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From the headgear of the traditional Greeks and Etruscans to Elizabethan farthingales and smooth sneakers, this authoritative source provides a entire historical past of clothes and accessories. It covers each international tradition with 650-plus entries in alphabetical order that outline and describe designs, fabrics, add-ons, and production concepts, putting them in old point of view and tracing the advance of tastes and the recurrence of motifs.More than 2,100 black-and-white drawings comprise one hundred ten full-page plates of dress drawings, as well as 8 pages of colour illustrations. "Amazingly adequate, there's a demonstration for nearly each item," famous selection journal, including, "the textual content is a version for this sort of reference paintings, a very good precis for the an expert and a mine of data for the novice." a close index makes it effortless to find clothing from any period.