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Ancient Greek, Roman & Byzantine Costume by Mary G. Houston
Ancient Greek, Roman & Byzantine Costume

cary.babka, June 25, 2007

I am a theatre major at the University of California, Davis, and have used this book in costume design classes while researching "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - of the dozens of books relating to the period which I was able to peruse in our library, Mary Houston's was *by far* the most helpful. It contained diagrams depicting the exact proportions and construction of Ancient Greek garments, down to the placement of each brooch (or fibula, to be more accurate) and methods of girdling. Not only was it invaluable to me as a designer, but it would have been the perfect costume shop companion for the cutters and drapers if it had not been (alas) only a paper project. If you are interested in what it must have looked like to walk down a street in Socrates' Athens, or what it would've felt like to be one of these people - or simply have a research project to complete - this is the book for you. (P.S. I am, actually, *half* robot - the right.)
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