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Costume and Fashion: A Concise History (World of Art)

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Publisher Comments:

From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim; from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today—this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, as well as the underlying motives of fashion and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to attract or to influence others. The concluding chapter by Amy de la Haye, covering the second half of the twentieth century, has now been updated by Andrew Tucker. He discusses the reinvention in the 1990s of the luxury label Gucci, the rise of houses such as Prada and Tommy Hilfiger, and the appointments of relatively avant-garde British, American, and European designers to head classic French houses. All the late-twentieth-century and turn-of-the-century style innovations are included, such as the appropriation of utility clothing by designers like Helmut Lang—who spearheaded the predominantly unisex urban sportswear look—and the impact of workplace dressing down on masculine fashion. The phenomenon of the must-have accessory—the pashmina shawl and the Fendi baguette, for example—is also considered.

Book News Annotation:

James Laver's (Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK) classic 1969 A concise history of fashion remains largely intact in this new edition. The text describes costume, clothing, and fashion from ancient times through the present. New to the fourth edition is a revision of the final chapter, on fashion from 1940-2001. First written for an earlier edition by Amy de la Haye (Victoria & Albert Museum), it has been revised by Andrew Tucker to include the turn of the (20th) century trends, including Gucci, Prada, urban sportswear, and must-have accessories. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From the invention of the needle 40,000 years ago to the biggest names in fashion today, this is a classic guide to the landmarks of costume history and to the forms and materials used through the ages. Also included are the underlying motives of fashion and the ways clothes can express identity.

Synopsis:

"They don't make paperbacks more attractive and more colorful than this one."—Philadelphia Inquirer

Synopsis:

"They don't make paperbacks more attractive and more colorful than this one."--Philadelphia Inquirer

About the Author

The late James Laver was Keeper of the Departments of Prints and Drawings and of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1938 until 1959.Amy de la Haye is Senior Research Fellow at the London College of Fashion.Andrew Tucker is a fashion writer, author of The London Fashion Book and co-author of Costume and Fashion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500203484
Subtitle:
A Concise History
Author:
Laver, James
Author:
Haye, Amy De La
Author:
Schoeser, Mary
Author:
de La Haye, Amy
Author:
Tucker, Andrew
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
London
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Fashion
Subject:
History
Subject:
Clothing and dress -- History.
Subject:
Fashion -- History.
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Fashion
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition
Series:
World of Art
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
20020729
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
345 illustrations, 80 in color
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.3 x 6 x 0.9 in 1.385 lb

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Product details 256 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500203484 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the invention of the needle 40,000 years ago to the biggest names in fashion today, this is a classic guide to the landmarks of costume history and to the forms and materials used through the ages. Also included are the underlying motives of fashion and the ways clothes can express identity.
"Synopsis" by , "They don't make paperbacks more attractive and more colorful than this one."—Philadelphia Inquirer
"Synopsis" by , "They don't make paperbacks more attractive and more colorful than this one."--Philadelphia Inquirer
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