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Costume (DK Eyewitness Books)

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Discover the history of costumes — from ancient loincloths and Roman togas to bustles, bonnets and haute couture. Here is an original and exciting look at the colorful history of clothes and fashion. Superb, full-color photographs of original clothes, accessories and ornaments worn by real-life men, women and children offer a unique and revealing "eyewitness" view of the history of costume. See brooches and hairpins worn by Roman women, the opulence of Renaissance clothes and jewels, 17th-century fans, gloves, and bags, a hippie father and son, Queen Victoria's stockings, and a Viking shoe. Learn what false fat bellies were stuffed with, how Romans folded their togas, how the discovery of the New World changed European costume, and when the starch was first used to stiffen fabric. Discover how textiles have affected fashion, when men wore stockings, what a farthingale was used for, what the first bathing suits looked like, why women used to wear corsets, and much, much more.

Synopsis:

Live models display loincloths and togas, powdered wigs and "steeple" headdresses, buckskins and bloomers, shoes, wedding dresses, children's clothes, and bathing suits in this guide to clothing throughout the ages. Full-color photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789455864
Author:
McAulay, Liz
Author:
Maaulay, Liz
Photographer:
McAulay, Liz
Author:
Rowland-Warne, L.
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Art & Art Instruction
Subject:
Art - Fashion
Subject:
Children's Reference
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Costume -- History.
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books
Series Volume:
106-68635
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
11.22x8.76x.41 in. 1.11 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Live models display loincloths and togas, powdered wigs and "steeple" headdresses, buckskins and bloomers, shoes, wedding dresses, children's clothes, and bathing suits in this guide to clothing throughout the ages. Full-color photos.
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