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Publisher Comments:

Throughout history, clothes have been worn not only for warmth and protection but also, with constant variety and innovation, to convey status, wealth, occupation, personality, and social and moral values. Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries not only gives the reader a vivid visual impression of the clothes themselves but also outlines the historical and social background and the changes in manufacturing techniques and fashionable lifestyle that have influenced the way costume has developed and the manner in which it has been worn.Each of the eight chapters covers a specific period, with an introductory section followed by descriptions of the undergarments, outer garments, hats, footwear, hairstyles, accessories, jewelry, fabrics, and colors worn by men, women, and children. There are more than 800 line drawings especially made by the author from contemporary sources such as carvings, paintings, portraits, fashion plates, and photographs.This is an invaluable, copiously illustrated reference book for students of costume, social history, and the visual arts and for those involved in designing costumes for the theatre. It is also a fascinating book for anyone interested in fashion and the art of dress.

Book News Annotation:

Nunn's survey of costume in the western world over the past eight centuries not only gives visual impression of the clothes themselves, but also outlines the historical and social background and the changes in manufacturing techniques and fashion that influenced or dictated what people wore. With some 800 lines drawings made by the author from contemporary sources.
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Synopsis:

...one of the best surveys of costume in the western world we've seen....This...could easily become the design bible of any costume shop.--Stage Director

Synopsis:

"One of the best surveys of costume in the western world...could easily become the design bible of any costume shop." — Stage Directors

Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the western world over the past eight centuries not only gives the reader a visual impression of the clothes, but also outlines the changes in manufacturing techniques that have influenced and dictated how people dress.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-249) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780941533799
Publisher:
New Amsterdam Books
Location:
New York :
Author:
Nunn, Joan
Subject:
History
Subject:
Design - Textile & Costume
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
Costume -- History.
Subject:
General
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
19980525
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.14 x 6.98 x .53 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Costume and Makeup
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Beauty and Fashion » Fashion » History

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Product details 256 pages New Amsterdam Books - English 9780941533799 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , ...one of the best surveys of costume in the western world we've seen....This...could easily become the design bible of any costume shop.--Stage Director
"Synopsis" by , "One of the best surveys of costume in the western world...could easily become the design bible of any costume shop." — Stage Directors

Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the western world over the past eight centuries not only gives the reader a visual impression of the clothes, but also outlines the changes in manufacturing techniques that have influenced and dictated how people dress.

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