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Fashion in Costume, 1200-2000

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Publisher Comments:

An updated edition of Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries.

Book News Annotation:

Clothing design and trends cannot be dismissed as arbitrary, argues the author of this book, but should be viewed as a reflection of the essential characteristics of a certain period, linked to fundamental moral and social values. Each outfit, she argues, conveys certain values, personal or general. This book offers a detailed survey of dress during the last eight centuries, with each of the nine chapters focusing on an individual era wherein she examines dress (over and undergarments, accessories, hairstyles, fabrics and colors) for men, women and children. This second edition adds observations from the last two decades. Contains some 800 line drawings.
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Synopsis:

A detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries, complete with historical and social background.

Synopsis:

Here is an updated edition of Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries. She 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 life that have influenced the way costume has developed and the manner in which it has been worn. The book is illustrated throughout with hundreds of line drawings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566632799
Author:
Nunn, Joan
Publisher:
New Amsterdam Books
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Design - Textile & Costume
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Textiles & Costume
Subject:
Textile & Costume
Subject:
Clothing and dress -- History.
Subject:
Fashion -- History.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
106-108
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.82x6.68x.85 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries, complete with historical and social background.
"Synopsis" by , Here is an updated edition of Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries. She 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 life that have influenced the way costume has developed and the manner in which it has been worn. The book is illustrated throughout with hundreds of line drawings.
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