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Dressing Renaissance Florence : families, fortunes, & fine clothing

Author: Carole Collier Frick
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Series: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, 120th ser., 3.
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Part I: Guilds and Labor -- Part II: Family Honor -- Part III: Fashion and the Commune -- Appendices: 1. Currency and Measures -- 2. Categories of Clothiers -- 3. Cloth Required for Selected Garments -- 4. Two Minerbetti Trousseaux.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Frick, Carole Collier.
Dressing Renaissance Florence.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)652448616
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Collier Frick
ISBN: 0801869390 9780801869396
OCLC Number: 48221346
Description: xiv, 347 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Guilds and Labor --
Tailors and the Guild System --
The Craftspeople --
Tailors in Fifteenth-Century Society --
Family Honor --
Tailoring Family Honor --
Family Fortunes in Clothes: The Parenti, Pucci, and Tosa --
The Making of Wedding Gowns --
Trousseaux for Marriage and Convent: The Minerbetti Sisters --
Fashion and the Commune --
The Clothes Themselves --
Sumptuary Legislation and the "Fashion Police" --
Visualizing the Republic in Art: An Essay on Painted Clothes --
Currency and Measures --
Categories of Clothiers --
Cloth Required for Selected Garments --
Two Minerbetti Trousseaux.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, 120th ser., 3.
Responsibility: Carole Collier Frick.
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