Fashion A History From The 18th To The 20th Century (Midi Series) Hardcover – 27 Sep 2002
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Not only full length photos, but also lots of very close up shots showing the intricate detail which has gone into some pieces in the collection.
There are about 500 full colour photographs, showing all sorts of items of clothing from French 'rococo' designs right through the 1960's to (almost) present day. The book features mostly womens clothes but a few mens as well.
Printed on great quality paper and in a nice firm paperback cover this book would be a great gift for anyone interested in Clothes and Fashion. Also a great resource for Students.
I like the way the older 'period' costumes are shown piece by piece - so you can see what (very uncomfortable looking!) underwear was worn to give the fabulous dresses their shape, and also how the elements were put together - very helpful when trying to make a replica outfit!
A really great buy.
Every page is mouthwatering, with exquisite care and detail given to each photo and description, an absolout must have!
Furthermore, it has some close up shots for those who are in need or want more fabric detail. Most of the clothing is women apparel (including their hats and jewelry for the all-over-effect). However, it has many men garments too. This includes a few lone images of authentic vintage corsets, bustles, gloves, slippers, shoes, hats, stocking, and other (male & female) accessories also... Even so, its main focus is the clothing. The book is fairly large in width and depth, and a tad bit heavy too, so viewing it from your lap nearly engulfs and pulls you into a delightful visual feast. `Fashion' is low on words but high on images. Each image has a good paragraph or two detailing each garment's history, make, year and any other special details are explained as well. Perfect for the fashion historians, fashion design students, 3D clothing creators, clothing history enthusiast, vintage clothing collectors, history art illustrators, artists and just the plain curious. It's also a marvelous visual tool for those who like to "read or write" historical novels or literature and need that added detail for the visual effects.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've wanted this book for ages and it did not disappoint. Lovely pictures and great information.Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth
Fantastic resource book for anyone remotely interested in fashion history and not a scary price like similar booksPublished 2 months ago by Ms R Moore
A fantastic book packed full of examples beautifully photographed. Have owned this book for yours and still dip in and out for references.Published 4 months ago by Mrs J J Read
I am giving this book a top rating. Informative, excellent photography and in all a beautiful book well worth keeping.Published on 30 April 2014 by Mrs Margaret Auckland
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