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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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Fairchild's Survey of Historic Costume Study Guide is designed to guide students through each chapter of Survey of Historic Costume 5th edition (ISBN: 9781563678066) and help them identify and synthesize core information. With its emphasis on the text and flexibility to be adapted to different course structures and methods, this resource is a valuable tool for instructors as well as students. For every chapter, the Study Guide includes concise Historical Snapshots to situate students in time; At a Glance; tables summarizing of key information about dress from the time period covered by each chapter; space to take notes about major content and themes; questions to help students identify this information in the text; activities in which students must sketch or describe key styles; and further review questions. The Study Guide also provides students with a complete glossary of key terms used throughout the text.

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Genre: Design
Author: Phyllis G. Tortora
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2009-06-15
File: 230 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781609012212

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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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A treasury of ethnic dress, this book ranges from the Amish of Pennsylvania to the Zulu of South Africa. Alphabetical entries cover more than 150 countries and regions, each represented by six or more illustrations. Six hundred drawings include images of men, women, and children. Captions describe the costumes and their associated traditions.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: R. Turner Wilcox
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 2011
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486478715

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Defines terms related to costume styles, the components of clothing, fabrics, and sewing techniques.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Charlotte Mankey Calasibetta
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Release: 2003
File: 522 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105025984993

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Offers a comprehensive overview of the social, political, economic, and religious history of fashion and clothing from1501 to 1800, discussing how clothing has been used in cultures around the world and throughout time to signify one's beliefs, status, and ethnicity and exploring major trends that have influenced the development of fashion.

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Genre: Clothing and dress
Author: Jill Condra
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 2008
File: 380 Pages
ISBN-13: 0313336644

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This book gives readers an overview of fashion history from the first civilizations to today's most recent trends, through photographs, artworks and explanatory drawings.

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Genre: Design
Author: Stefania Sposito
Publisher: Promopress
Release: 2021-08-03
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 8417412670

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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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