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Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian & Persian Costume

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Clothing was hardly a practical necessity in North Africa and what is today the Middle East. Often a luxury item in these warm, humid climates, it became more essential as people's lives improved socially and economically. But even then, the drapery was light and tended to accent the body's shape rather than conceal it. The first part of this profusely illustrated and scrupulously researched text examines the evolution in apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, priests, musicians, manual workers, the military, and foreigners (as depicted by Egyptian artists). Two additional sections consider clothing worn in ancient Mesopotamia and Persia, focusing largely on Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian styles. Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, are accompanied by flat patterns showing the cut of the garment, thus enabling today's costumers to accurately reconstruct this apparel. A comprehensive archive that will not only be of immense value to fashion historians and students of costume design, this volume will also fascinate anyone interested in the development of artistic representation.

Book News Annotation:

The various kinds of Egyptian costumes, as these are preserved in tomb paintings, are reproduced here with drawings of the figures and suggestions as to the dimensions of cloth used. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, depict apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, manual workers, and military, as well as by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Flat patterns show cut of the garments, enabling today's costumers to accurately reconstruct this apparel. A comprehensive archive.

Table of Contents

SECTION I

  ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSTUME

    INTRODUCTION

    I. COSTUMES OF THE OLD KINGDOM

    II. THE MIDDLE KINGDOM

    III. "COSTUMES IN THE NEW EMPIRE, COMMENCING WITH THOSE OF THE 18TH DYNASTY (1576 B.C.)"

    IV. "MILITARY COSTUME, CHIEFLY THAT OF THE NEW EMPIRE"

    V. "PRIESTS, MUSICIANS AND MANUAL WORKERS"

    VI. FOREIGNERS AS DEPICTED BY EGYPTIAN ARTISTS

    VII. THE CONSTRUCTION OR SHAPING OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSTUME

    VIII. EGYPTIAN ORNAMENT

SECTION II

  ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIAN COSTUME

    INTRODUCTION

    IX. SUMERIAN STYLE IN COSTUME

    X. BABYLONIAN STYLE IN COSTUME

    XI. ASSYRIAN STYLE IN COSTUME

SECTION III

  ANCIENT PERSIAN COSTUME

    INTRODUCTION

    XII. "ACHAEMENID, SELEUCID, ARSACID AND SASSANID PERSIAN COSTUME"

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486425627
Author:
Houston, Mary G.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Houston
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Textiles & Costume
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 0.87 lb

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Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, depict apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, manual workers, and military, as well as by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Flat patterns show cut of the garments, enabling today's costumers to accurately reconstruct this apparel. A comprehensive archive.
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