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What clothes reveal : the language of clothing in colonial and federal America : the Colonial Williamsburg collection

Author: Linda Baumgarten
Publisher: Williamsburg (VA) : Colonial Williamsburg Foundation ; New Haven (Conn.) : in association with Yale University Press, cop. 2011.
Series: Williamsburg decorative arts series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paintings of upper-class men and women tell an important part of the history of costumes, but surviving garments themselves reveal even more. This book features 18th- and early-19th-century garments  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Catalogues d'exposition
Expositions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Baumgarten
ISBN: 9780879352530 0879352531 9780300181074 0300181078
OCLC Number: 812504250
Description: xii, 265 p. : ill. (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Collecting costumes at Colonial Williamsburg --
Chapter 1. Costume : old and new connoisseurship --
Chapter 2. The myths and meanings of clothing --
Chapter 3. Homespun and silk : American clothing --
Chapter 4. Common dress : clothing for daily life --
Chapter 5. Cradle to coffin : life passages reflected in clothing --
Chapter 6. Tailoring meaning : alterations in eighteenth-century clothing --
Conclusion. Listening to clothes.
Series Title: Williamsburg decorative arts series
Responsibility: by Linda Baumgarten.
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