What People Wore When
A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society
Edited by Melissa Leventon
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What People Wore When by Melissa Leventon
Book Description"What People Wore When "combines the studies of two classic nineteenth-century illustrators Auguste Racinet and Friedrich Hottenroth for the first time. Their works are presented first by chronology and then by subject, so that illustrators, historians, and students alike can choose to follow the path of fashion through the centuries, or study in detail the contrasting styles of individual clothing and accessories. Silhouettes reveal the shape of style through the ages, detailed cross-references draw attention to recurring motifs, and navigation bars help the researcher to travel the complex chronology of costume.With authoritative narrative from leading experts in the history of costume, extraordinary contemporary quotes that reveal the impact of style in its day, detailed annotation, and an extensive glossary, the book provides a magnificent study of the rich vocabulary of style through the ages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312383213
(237mm x 202mm x 31mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
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Fashion Details, Paperback (September 2016)
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Contains the studies of two classic 19th-century illustrators, Auguste Racinet and Friedrich Hottenroth. This book provides a study of the rich vocabulary of clothes through the ages.
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Author Biography - Melissa Leventon
MELISSA LEVENTON is a freelance consultant curator, and was Chief Curator of Textiles at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco until 2002. She teaches Fashion History at the California College of Art.
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