Costume

Costume

1066 to the Present

Book - 2006
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More than a thousand illustrations, based on surviving garments and contemporary paintings and photographs, demonstrate the astonishing changes in men's and women's clothing over the centuries--from the simple tunics and gowns of the eleventh century to the petticoat breeches and ostrich-plumed hats of Charles II's reign to the T-shirts and shorts of today.

Clear and detailed drawings, plus notes that pinpoint specific features such as fabric, decoration, accessories and cut, make each costume immediately comprehensible.

Completely up to date, and with a new chart showing the main changes in fashion through the centuries, this is an essential reference for students of theatrical design and fashion, drama groups and anyone interested in the history of costume.
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, c2006
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780500286029
0500286027
Branch Call Number: 391 PEA NVD
Additional Contributors: Peacock, John 1943-
Alternative Title: Costume

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May 21, 2018

Decent book to look through for anyone curious about clothing through the ages; but doesn't focus on much besides English clothing and the drawings are not in color, nor are clothing examples shown for much besides nobility. Also the illustrations and comments are close together making it a bit challenging to read descriptions. Good book to look through, but consider other of John Peacock's publications if a more detailed description is wanted.

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