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"The best-selling 'Survey of Historic Costume' covers the history of Western dress from the ancient world to the mid-1990s. The costume of each period is viewed within its historical, cultural, and economic context. Perfect for anyone interested in historic costume, fashion, textiles, drama, and design, this beautifully illustrated book is full of interesting facts and commentary. Features include: detailed descriptions of garments, footwear, accessories, hairstyles, hats, and cosmetics; recurring themes through the ages related to the study of dress; highlights of revivals of popular styles from each period; illustrations of objects from the fine and applied arts for each time period; colorful commentary by writers from each period; extensive bibliographies, pronunciation guides, and an index which includes glossary terms; and 20 pages of full-color photographs, plus more than 550 black-and-white photographs, pictorial tables, and illustrations.". Part One: The Ancient World: The Ancient Middle East 3500-600 B.C., Crete and Greece c. 2900-300 B.C., Etruria and Rome c. 800 B.C.-A.D. 400; Part Two: The Early Middle Ages c. 300-1300, The Late Middle Ages c. 1300-1500; Part Three: The Italian Renaissance c. 1400-1600, The Northern Renaissance c. 1500-1600; Part Four: Baroque and Rococo c. 1600-1800: The Seventeenth Century 1600-1700, The Eighteenth Century; Part Five: The Nineteenth Century 1800-1900; Part Six: The Twentieth Century 1900-1996; The Edwardian Period and World War I 1900-1920 (1910), The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II 1920-1947 (1930s, 1940s); The New Look and Beyond 1947-1964 (1940s, 1950s, 1960s); The Vietnam Era 1964-1974 (1960s, 1970s); The Decades between 1975 and 1996 (1970s, 1980s, 1990s).

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Genre: Art
Author: Phyllis G. Tortora
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Release: 1998
File: 556 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106011379317

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A basic text for those who want an overview and chronology of western costume, it discusses the dress of each era within its historical, cultural and economic contexts.

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Genre: Clothing and dress
Author: Phyllis G. Tortora
Publisher:
Release: 1994
File: 522 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105006064831

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This bestseller brings the authors' analysis of Western dress up to date and adds a number of new features. Survey of Historic Costume, 4th Edition, is a basic text for readers who want an overview and chronology of costume, discussing the dress of each era within its historical, cultural and economic contexts.

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Genre: Art
Author: Phyllis G. Tortora
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Release: 2005
File: 585 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000109145742

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Technology has been an essential factor in the production of dress and the cultures of fashion throughout human history. Structured chronologically from prehistory to the present day, this is the first broad study of the complex relationship between dress and technology. Over the course of human history, dress-making and fashion technology has changed beyond recognition: from needles and human hands in the ancient world to complex 20th-century textile production machines, it has now come to include the technologies that influence dress styles and the fashion industry, while fashion itself may drive aspects of technology. In the last century, new technologies such as the electronic media and high-tech manufacturing have helped not just to produce but to define fashion: the creation of automobiles prompted a decline in long skirts for women while the beginnings of space travel caused people to radically rethink the function of dress. In many ways, technology has itself created avant garde and contemporary fashions. Through an impressive range of international case studies, the book challenges the perception that fashion is unique to western dress and outlines the many ways in which dress and technology intersect. Dress, Fashion and Technology is ideal reading for students and scholars of fashion studies, textile history, anthropology and cultural studies.

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Genre: Design
Author: Phyllis G. Tortora
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2015-02-26
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780857851932

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The pursuit of style has prompted centuries of dramatic change in fashion. From the togas of ancient Rome to the gorgeous gowns of Dior, this lavishly illustrated, thoroughly researched treasury examines men's, women's, and children's clothing — plus accessories — from 3000 B.C. to 1958. An essential handbook.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: R. Turner Wilcox
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 2008-11
File: 477 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486468204

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Tracing the evolution of fashion-from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today, Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing. With a wealth of breathtaking spreads-from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge-and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen, Fashion will captivate anyone interested in style-whether it's the fashion-mad teen in Tokyo, the wannabe designer in college, or the fashionista intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto and the birth of bling.

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Genre: Design
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2012-10-01
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781465407801

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Author: University of California, Berkeley
Publisher:
Release: 1945
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCSF:31378008248976

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Costume Design for Video Games: An Exploration of Historical and Fantastical Skins explores the rich and colorful history of fashion throughout the ages. Each page goes into detail concerning the social significance of Iconic period pieces. From the real and the imagined, Costume Design for Video Games highlights the development of costumes and characters that pertain to plots, scenarios, and visionary goals, while also exploring silhouettes and the aesthetics of various eras. This survey of costume design for the video game market includes an exploration of the aesthetics of historical, fantasy, and futuristic influences. Not only does the text help in illustrating an assortment of styles, but Sandy Appleoff Lyons also helps to facilitate creative problem-solving as it applies to costume design and the design principles applied. This is uniquely done through a reader project, which in turn builds and implements research skills and the creation of authentic designs. Key Features: This book is not about replicating what already exists; it gives the reader the tools needed in order to understand the design principles and how to apply them to costumes. Through the comprehensive understanding of history, fashion, costumes, and cultural impacts, the readers will be able to expand their creativity and knowledge to help increase the narrative subtext and the stories of costumed figures. Readers are given tools for creative problem-solving to create authentic, original costumes. Text includes a glossary and sidebars covering materials rendering, color history, design principles, and meaning. Key terms and style sheets with layout training and cited historical examples help ground the reader with strong visuals.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Sandy Appleoff Lyons
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2020-01-06
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351618168

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The last decade has seen the growing popularity and visibility of fashion as a cultural product, including its growing presence in museum exhibitions. This book explores the history of fashion displays, highlighting the continuity of past and present curatorial practices. Comparing and contrasting exhibitions from different museums and decades-from the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 to the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, and beyond-it makes connections between museum fashion and the wider fashion industry. By critically analyzing trends in fashion exhibition practice over the 20th and early 21st centuries, Julia Petrov defines and describes the varied representations of historical fashion within British and North American museum exhibitions. Rooted in extensive archival research on exhibitions by global leaders in the field-from the Victoria and Albert and the Bath Fashion Museum to the Brooklyn and the Royal Ontario Museums-the work reveals how fashion exhibitions have been shaped by the values and anxieties associated with fashion more generally. Supplemented by parallel critical approaches, including museological theory, historiography, body theory, material culture, and visual studies, Fashion History in the Museum demonstrates that in an increasingly corporate and mass-mediated world, fashion exhibitions must be analysed in a comparative and global context. Richly illustrated with 70 images, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion history and museology, as well as curators, conservators, and exhibition designers.

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Genre: Design
Author: Julia Petrov
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2019-02-07
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781350049017

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When Adorned in Dreams was first published in 1985, Angela Carter described the book as "the best I have read on the subject, bar none." From haute couture to haberdashery, "deviant" dress to Dior, Elizabeth Wilson traces the social and cultural history of fashion and its complex relationship to modernity. She also discusses fashion's vociferous opponents, from the "dress reform" movement to certain strands of feminism. Wilson delights in the power of fashion to mark out identity or subvert it. This brand new edition of her book follows recent developments to bring the story of fashionable dress up to date, exploring the grunge look inspired by bands like Nirvana, the "boho chic" of the mid 90's, retro-dressing, and the meanings of dress from the veil to soccer player David Beckham's pink-varnished toenails.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Elizabeth Wilson
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release: 2003
File: 328 Pages
ISBN-13: 0813533333

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