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Survey of Historic Costumeby Phyllis G Tortora
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Book News Annotation:
Chronologically arranged chapters each begin with a summary of historical developments, which is followed by discussion of sociocultural, artistic, political, economic, and/or technological developments relevant to costume in the period under study, and then by detailed presentation of the specifics of costume for men, women, and children. Abundantly illustrated in color and b&w. Previous editions were published in 1989 and 1994.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The latest edition of this bestseller brings the authors' analysis of Western dress through 1996 and adds a number of new features. Survey of Historic Costume is a basic text for readers who want an overview and chronology of costume, discussing the dress of each era within its historical, cultural, and economic contexts.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 536-542) and index.
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