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The complete history of costume & fashion : from ancient Egypt to the present day

Author: Bronwyn Cosgrave
Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books, [2000]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the development of fashion from its simple and practical beginnings to the growth of the multibillion dollar global industry that it is today"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bronwyn Cosgrave
ISBN: 0816045747 9780816045747
OCLC Number: 44934227
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: The Ancient Egyptians : the first fashion style --
Crete : Minoan splendor --
Ancient Greece : classical elegance --
The Etruscans : athletic and colorful clothes --
Ancient Rome : Roman extravagance --
The Byzantine period : lavish Imperialism --
The Middle Ages : medieval Europe --
The Renaissance : early Renaissance style --
Baroque period : the age of French dominance --
Eighteenth century : the Rococo --
Nineteenth century : the birth of the dandy --
Twentieth century : the age of diversity.
Other Titles: Complete history of costume and fashion
Costume & fashion
Costume and fashion
Responsibility: Bronwyn Cosgrave.

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From the first fashion style of the Egyptians to the emergence of haute couture in the 20th century, fashion has taken very different forms throughout history. This volume presents a comprehensive  Read more...

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