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Survey of historic costume

Author: Phyllis G Tortora; Keith Eubank
Publisher: New York : Fairchild ; London : Troika [distributor], 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This bestseller brings the authors' analysis of Western dress through 2003 and adds a number of new features.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis G Tortora; Keith Eubank
ISBN: 1563673452 9781563673450
OCLC Number: 60741307
Notes: Previous edition: New York: Fairchild, 1998.
Description: 600 pages : illustrations (some color)
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, Information, and a New Millenium 1980-2003 TEXT FEATURES * Objects from the fine and applied arts in various time periods * Recurring themes and concepts in dress * Relates revivals of styles from each era to their earlier historical sources * Illuminating commentary from journals, letters, and periodicals from each period * Chronological line drawings of major garments from the Ancient Middle East (3500-600 B.C.) through Late Middle Ages (c. 1300-1500) in tables * Illustrates, in tables spanning from 1870 through 1995, undergarments for men, women and children * Extensive bibliographies, pronunciation guides, and glossary terms * More than 580 black-and-white and colour photographs, pictorial tables, and illustrations * Instructor's Guide provides information about the sources of supplementary slide and video materials, as well as suggested teaching strategies and evaluative techniques
Responsibility: Phyllis G. Tortora and Keith Eubank.

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An analysis of Western dress, this book is a basic text for readers who want an overview and chronology of costume, discussing the dress of each era within its historical, cultural and economic  Read more...

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