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Ancient Greek, Roman & Byzantine Costume

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ISBN13: 9780486426105
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This meticulously researched and profusely illustrated book includes 315 drawings based on renderings by artists of the period to achieve utmost accuracy and authenticity. Included are elaborate examples of Aegean costume, Doric and Ionic styles of dress for women, Greek and Roman armor, graceful and intricately arranged Roman togas, the tunica--a roomy wide-sleeved garment--and the pallium, a cloak-like garment. Ornate vestments of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Byzantine costumes are carefully described and portrayed as are styles of hairdressing, jewelry, and other decorative elements. Instructions and flat patterns showing the cut of sample garments make it easy for costume designers to reproduce period apparel. An excellent reference for the history classroom, this volume will be invaluable to costume historians and art students interested in the development of representative art. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Adam & Charles Black, London, 1947. 315 black-and-white illustrations.

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Included are elaborate examples of Aegean costume, Doric and Ionic styles of dress for women, Greek and Roman armor, graceful and intricately arranged Roman togas, more. Ornate vestments of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Byzantine costumes are carefully described and portrayed as are styles of hairdressing, jewelry, and other decorative elements. 315 black-and-white illustrations.

Table of Contents

I. AEGEAN COSTUME

    Aegean Ornament

    Details of Ornament on Plate II

II. ANCIENT GREEK COSTUME

    The Doric and Ionic Styles

    The Doric Dress as worn by Greek Women

    The Ionic Dress as work by Greek Women

    Women's Outdoor Dress

    Greek Male Costume

    Greek Armour

    Greek Ornament

    Children's Dress

III. ANCIENT ROMAN COSTUME

    Roman Costume

    Summary of Garments other than the Toga worn by Roman Men

    Roman Armour and Military Costume

    Dress of Roman Women before the Third Century A.D.

    Roman Women's Hairdressing and Jewellery

    Roman Ornament

IV. BYZANTINE COSTUME AND THE TRANSITION PERIOD TO WHICH IT IS THE SEQUEL

    The Transition Period Style in Costume

    Armour in the Transition Period

    Women's Dress in the Transition Period

    The Byzantine Style in Costume

V. THE VESTMENTS OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THEIR RELATION TO BYZANTINE COSTUME

    The Vestments

  BIBLIOGRAPHY

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cary.babka, June 25, 2007 (view all comments by cary.babka)
I am a theatre major at the University of California, Davis, and have used this book in costume design classes while researching "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - of the dozens of books relating to the period which I was able to peruse in our library, Mary Houston's was *by far* the most helpful. It contained diagrams depicting the exact proportions and construction of Ancient Greek garments, down to the placement of each brooch (or fibula, to be more accurate) and methods of girdling. Not only was it invaluable to me as a designer, but it would have been the perfect costume shop companion for the cutters and drapers if it had not been (alas) only a paper project. If you are interested in what it must have looked like to walk down a street in Socrates' Athens, or what it would've felt like to be one of these people - or simply have a research project to complete - this is the book for you. (P.S. I am, actually, *half* robot - the right.)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486426105
Author:
Houston, Mary G.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Houston
Author:
, Mary G.
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Byzantine empire
Subject:
Textiles & Costume
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fashion and Costumes
Series Volume:
IREC 02-04E
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 0.88 lb

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Included are elaborate examples of Aegean costume, Doric and Ionic styles of dress for women, Greek and Roman armor, graceful and intricately arranged Roman togas, more. Ornate vestments of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Byzantine costumes are carefully described and portrayed as are styles of hairdressing, jewelry, and other decorative elements. 315 black-and-white illustrations.
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