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The costume history : from ancient times to the 19th century : all plates in colour

Author: A Racinet; Chris Miller; Françoise Tétart-Vittu
Publisher: Cologne [Germany] : Taschen, [2015] ©2015
Series: Bibliotheca universalis (Taschen (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. This complete reprint presents Racinet's exquisitely precise and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Racinet; Chris Miller; Françoise Tétart-Vittu
ISBN: 9783836555401 3836555409
OCLC Number: 931328958
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published in French as 'Le Costume historique', 1888.
Description: 752 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
Contents: Auguste Racinet's "Le costume historique": a monumental 19th century achievement / Francoise Tetart-Vittu --
The ancient world --
The 19th century beyond the borders of Europe --
Europe 400-1800 --
Traditional costume till the late 19th century.
Series Title: Bibliotheca universalis (Taschen (Firm))
Other Titles: Costume historique.
Auguste Racinet, 1825-1893 :
Responsibility: Auguste Racinet ; introduction by Francoise Tetart-Vittu.


Racinet's Costume History is a landmark in the study of clothing and style. From Eskimo attire to high French couture, this unrivalled encyclopedia is an invaluable reference for students, designers,  Read more...


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