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Scrupulously researched book by noted authority traces the development of European clothing styles from prehistory to the Norman Conquest in A.D. 1066. Over 160 illustrations, including 17 full-color plates, display draped robes of classical Greece, the jewel-encrusted apparel of a 10th-century Byzantine emperor, garments of peasants, as well as footwear, hairstyles, headdresses, and jewelry.

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The first of what was going to be six volumes extending to the end of the 19th century, only four of which were completed when Norris died in 1950. A costume architect and archaeologist, he designed historical and theatrical costumes and stage sets for plays, films, and pageants. This edition brings all four volumes back into print. The original, , was published in 1924 by Dent and Sons, London.
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Synopsis:

This scrupulously researched book on fashions of ancient times provides a massive amount of information on European clothing styles prior to the Norman Conquest. Norris traces the origin and development of garments from paleolithic times to the Norman Conquest in 1066, noting the effects of historical events and cultural standards on the evolution of clothing styles. Over 140 illustrations, including 17 plates in full color, display a wide range of clothing styles, including draped robes of classical Greece, the cloak and tunic of a Celtic chieftain, the jewel-encrusted apparel of a 10th-century Byzantine emperor, garments of peasants, slaves and laborers, examples of footwear, hairstyles, headdresses and jewelry. Of immense value to students of costume design, historians, artists, film and theatrical producers, this volume is simply indispensable for anyone interested in the history of costume and fashion.

Synopsis:

Clothing styles from prehistory to A.D. 1066 displayed in over 160 illustrations. Draped robes of classical Greece, the apparel of a 10th-century Byzantine emperor, garments of peasants, as well as footwear, hairstyles, jewelry, more.

Synopsis:

Scrupulously researched book by noted authority traces the development of European clothing styles from prehistory to the Norman Conquest in A.D. 1066. Over 160 illustrations, including 17 full-color plates, display draped robes of classical Greece, the jewel-encrusted apparel of a 10th-century Byzantine emperor, garments of peasants, as well as footwear, hairstyles, headdresses, and jewelry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486407234
Author:
Norris, Herbert
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Norris, John
Author:
Norris
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
Textiles & Costume
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
Clothing and dress -- Europe -- History.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes
Series Volume:
2966-2
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.13 lb

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Product details 336 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486407234 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This scrupulously researched book on fashions of ancient times provides a massive amount of information on European clothing styles prior to the Norman Conquest. Norris traces the origin and development of garments from paleolithic times to the Norman Conquest in 1066, noting the effects of historical events and cultural standards on the evolution of clothing styles. Over 140 illustrations, including 17 plates in full color, display a wide range of clothing styles, including draped robes of classical Greece, the cloak and tunic of a Celtic chieftain, the jewel-encrusted apparel of a 10th-century Byzantine emperor, garments of peasants, slaves and laborers, examples of footwear, hairstyles, headdresses and jewelry. Of immense value to students of costume design, historians, artists, film and theatrical producers, this volume is simply indispensable for anyone interested in the history of costume and fashion.
"Synopsis" by ,
Clothing styles from prehistory to A.D. 1066 displayed in over 160 illustrations. Draped robes of classical Greece, the apparel of a 10th-century Byzantine emperor, garments of peasants, as well as footwear, hairstyles, jewelry, more.
"Synopsis" by ,
Scrupulously researched book by noted authority traces the development of European clothing styles from prehistory to the Norman Conquest in A.D. 1066. Over 160 illustrations, including 17 full-color plates, display draped robes of classical Greece, the jewel-encrusted apparel of a 10th-century Byzantine emperor, garments of peasants, as well as footwear, hairstyles, headdresses, and jewelry.
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