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An elegant art : fashion & fantasy in the eighteenth century : Los Angeles County Museum of Art collection of costumes and textiles

Author: Edward Maeder; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; New York : H.N. Abrams, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Close-up look at fashionable eighteenth-century society, in which ... dress was a symbol of social and political position. Seven American and British authorities on costume and textiles have written the book's ... essays on the elegant art of dress ... Fabrics and their manufacture are ... illustrated ... The book includes a catalogue of more than 400 objects from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ... the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Elegant art.
Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; New York : H.N. Abrams, ©1983
(OCoLC)559821941
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Maeder; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
ISBN: 0875871119 9780875871110 0810908646 9780810908642
OCLC Number: 8590939
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The elegant art of dress / Edward Maeder --
The elegant art of movement / Alicia M. Annas --
The elegant art of woven silk / Natalie Rothstein --
The elegant art of embroidery / Nikki Scheuer --
The elegant art of lace / Anne Ratzki-Kraatz --
The elegant art of tapestry / Anna G. Bennett --
The elegant art of fancy dress / Aileen Ribeiro.
Responsibility: organized by Edward Maeder ; essays by Edward Maeder [and others].

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"Close-up look at fashionable eighteenth-century society, in which ... dress was a symbol of social and political position. Seven American and British authorities on costume and textiles have written the book's ... essays on the elegant art of dress ... Fabrics and their manufacture are ... illustrated ... The book includes a catalogue of more than 400 objects from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ... the glossary's 270 terms ... an illustrated appendix on conservation ... 268 illustrations, including 58 plates in full color"--Dustjacket.

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