Synopses & Reviews
- The Ancient Middle East 3500-600 B.C.
- Crete and Greece c. 2900-300 B.C.
- Etruria and Rome c. 800 B.C.-A.D. 400
- The Early Middle Ages c. 300-1300
- The Late Middle Ages c. 1300-1500
- The Italian Renaissance c. 1400-1600
- The Northern Renaissance c. 1500-1600
- The Seventeenth Century 1600-1700
- The Eighteenth Century 1700-1800
- The Directoire Period and the Empire Period 1790-1820
- The Romantic Period 1820-1850
- The Crinoline Period 1850-1869
- The Bustle Period and Nineties 1870-1900
- The Edwardian Period and World War I 1900-1920
- The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II 1920-1947
- The New Look and Beyond 1947-1960
- The Sixties and Seventies: Style Tribes Emerge 1960-1980
- The Eighties and Nineties: Affluence and Information
- The 21st Century: The New Millennium
- Over 500 four-color photographs and illustrations
- Updated text to 2008
- Additional influences from one period or civilization to another, including influences from other cultures
- Index - updated and organized to be utilized as glossary with terms defined and page numbers printed in boldface
- Instructor's Guide provides sources for visuals, websites, teaching strategies and evaluation techniques
- PowerPoint Presentation contains interactive visual presentation with links to Internet
Updated and redesigned with full-color illustrations, this authoritative text on costume history provides a complete chronology of Western dress that discusses the fashion of each era within its historical, cultural, and economic contexts.
Survey of Historic Costume, 5th Edition, which now includes a free student Study Guide, presents a thorough overview of Western dress from the ancient world to the trends of today. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. With visuals, illustrated tables, and in-depth discussions, readers come to recognize recurring themes and concepts and understand the role of dress from a diverse, global perspective. This book is perfect for students, instructors, fashion industry professionals, and anyone interested in historic costume, fashion, art, and design.
About the Author
Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, The City University of New York.
Keith Eubank is Professor Emeritus at Queens College, The City University of New York.
Table of Contents
The Ancient Middle East 3500-600 B.C.
Crete and Greece c. 2900-300 B.C.
Etruria and Rome c. 800 B.C.-A.D. 400
The Early Middle Ages c. 300-1300
The Late Middle Ages c. 1300-1500
The Italian Renaissance c. 1400-1600
The Northern Renaissance c. 1500-1600
The Seventeenth Century 1600-1700
The Eighteenth Century 1700-1800
The Directoire Period and the Empire Period 1790-1820
The Romantic Period 1820-1850
The Crinoline Period 1850-1869
The Bustle Period and Nineties 1870-1900
The Edwardian Period and World War I 1900-1920
The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II 1920-1947
The New Look and Beyond 1947-1960
The Sixties and Seventies: Style Tribes Emerge 1960-1980
The Eighties and Nineties: Affluence and Information
The 21st Century: The New Millennium