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Costume and fashion : a concise history

Author: James Laver; Amy De La Haye; Andrew Tucker, (Fashion journalist)
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2002.
Series: World of art.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4th ed.View all editions and formats
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James Laver's (Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK) classic 1969 /A concise history of fashion/ remains largely intact in this new edition. The text describes costume, clothing, and fashion from ancient times through the present. New to the fourth edition is a revision of the final chapter, on fashion from 1940-2001. First written for an earlier edition by Amy de la Haye (Victoria & Albert Museum), it has been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Laver; Amy De La Haye; Andrew Tucker, (Fashion journalist)
ISBN: 0500203482 9780500203484
OCLC Number: 50081013
Description: 304 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 How it all began 7 --
Chapter 2 Greeks and Romans 25 --
Chapter 3 Early Europe 50 --
Chapter 4 The Renaissance and the sixteenth century 74 --
Chapter 5 The seventeenth century 103 --
Chapter 6 The eighteenth century 127 --
Chapter 7 From 1800 to 1850 155 --
Chapter 8 From 1850 to 1900 177 --
Chapter 9 From 1900 to 1939 213 --
Chapter 10 Rationed fashion to pluralistic style 252.
Series Title: World of art.
Responsibility: James Laver.

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James Laver's (Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK) classic 1969 /A concise history of fashion/ remains largely intact in this new edition. The text describes costume, clothing, and fashion from ancient times through the present. New to the fourth edition is a revision of the final chapter, on fashion from 1940-2001. First written for an earlier edition by Amy de la Haye (Victoria & Albert Museum), it has been revised by Andrew Tucker to include the turn of the (20th) century trends, including Gucci, Prada, urban sportswear, and must-have accessories.

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