A Pictorial History of Costume From Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century: With Over 1900 Illustrated Costumes, Including 1000 in Full Color (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
Invaluable pictorial history takes readers on a grand tour ofthe world, starting in ancient Egypt and culminating in Paris inthe late 19th century. More than 1,900 items of clothing are shownin beautiful, accurately rendered illustrations — from furs, veils,ruffs, and pointed bodices, to cloaks, leggings, waistcoats, andbreeches. Color and black-and-white.A classic in its field, this splendid guide to fashion historytakes readers on a grand tour of the world, starting in ancientEgypt, circa 2200 B.C., and continuing on to the late nineteenthcentury. Handsome, accurately rendered illustrations depict a vasttreasure trove of wearing apparel — furs, veils, ruffs, pointedbodices, and sashes abound, as do cloaks, leggings, waistcoats,breeches, military uniforms, and assorted head- and footwear.All levels of society are included in this thorough, panoramicdisplay of past fashions — from peasants and the middle class tothe nobility. Here is apparel that clothed inhabitants of Far Eastkingdoms, gladiators of the Roman Empire, Crusaders of the MiddleAges, Dutch citizens of the 1600s, and Parisian society in the late1700s. More than 1,900 costumes are shown, including fashions fromancient Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, and Greece, as well as clothingfrom England, France, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and other Europeancountries.An essential reference for costume designers and students offashion history, this detailed survey will particularly delight thearmchair time traveler.