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Costume Through the Ages: Over 1400 Illustrations

Costume Through the Ages: Over 1400 Illustrations

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Costume Through the Ages: Over 1400 Illustrations

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3/5 (9 valutazioni)
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147 pagine
19 minuti
Pubblicato:
Oct 25, 2012
ISBN:
9780486136851
Formato:
Libro

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Few books of costume design will prove more useful to artists, students, stage designers, and scholars than this volume. Presenting detailed drawings in a continuous chronological format, it provides a history of costume design through the ages, from the first century A.D. to 1930.
Culled from sculpture, lithographs, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, engravings, caricatures, fashion plates, photographs, and magazines, these illustrations have been carefully redrawn to bring out essential lines as well as all the details. Men, women, and children are shown in authentic dress, in characteristic period postures, and coiffed in contemporary hairstyles — even their gestures and bearing offer the reader insight into the attitudes and manners of their times. Due to the acceleration of change in styles, the book moves from single pages representing entire centuries to one-page-per-year depictions of fashion development. In all, more than 1,400 illustrations chronicle the full sweep of two millennia of Western garb, from Roman noble to Victorian dandy, from Elizabethan lady to Jazz Age schoolboy — all in easily accessible form.
Painstakingly researched and meticulously detailed, this book will be a valuable asset and resource for students, illustrators, costume and cultural historians — anyone interested in the history of fashion.

Pubblicato:
Oct 25, 2012
ISBN:
9780486136851
Formato:
Libro

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    This Dover book shows sketches of clothing reproduced from paintings, statues, printings, etc. from between 0 and 1930 AD. Partly due to the nature of the sources, many of the sketches are of elite, royal, or upper-class individuals, with some armor during certain periods and earlier periods dominated by men whereas later fashions emphasize women. Coverage of the late-classical and medieval periods is thin; there is a page or two per century, just a taste, and individual sketches are not dated more closely or given locations. There are also not many pictures of undergarments, constructions, children's clothes, and the book is black and white line art rather than anything indicating colors. All of this is to say that a serious reconstructionist is going to have limited use for this book, but it is a great sourcebook for those who want to dress up for Halloween, theatre, or other fun events.