Survey of Historic Costume, 6th Edition, is the best-selling introduction to Western dress from the ancient world through the twenty-first century. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. With visuals, illustrated tables, and in-depth discussions, readers come to recognize recurring themes and concepts and understand the role of dress from a diverse, global perspective. The new edition features more than 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations, a new feature that examines global dress, and a fully updated chapter on the twenty-first century. New Student Resources ~ Survey of Historic Costume STUDIO features online access includes provides a digital study tools such as visual flashcards, self-quizzes, videos, and assignment and activities and a free Student Study Guide eBook to help students master concepts and improve grades. New to this Edition ~ Chapter Timelines present an overview and images of historic events in each chapter focusing on fashion and textiles, politics and conflicts, decorative and fine arts, economics and trade, technology, and religion ~ New Global Connections boxed highlights dress and textiles from around the world including China, India, Japan, Latin America, Africa and more ~ New Chapter 20 covering twenty-first century dress from 2000 to present Key Features ~ Contemporary Comments from contemporary sources provide a sense of the attitude toward clothing of individuals of the period ~ Modern Influences photo feature explains historic costume is reinterpreted in modern fashion design ~ Visual Summary Tables show clear line drawing of period garments and Illustrated Tables depict important accessories, footwear and headwear ~ Companion Survey of Historic Costume Student Study Guide (9781628922349) includes historic snapshots, review questions, summary tables, visual quizzes and glossary of key terms. Instructor's Resources ~ Updated Instructor's Guide, Test Bank, Image Bank and PowerPoint presentations
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A visual encyclopedia of historical dress, pinpointing the key developments in each period from the ancients to the 20th century. After a brief review of the ancient world, the book moves on to European trends from the medieval period to World War I. American styles are also covered in detail from 1840. Key developments in each period are pinpointed; historical chronologies set style changes in context.
Looks at the history of clothing from prehistoric times to the present, and evaluates the influence of climate, cultural, political, social, economic, technological, and cultural factors.
Over the last century there has been a complete transformation of the fashion system. The unitary top-down fashion cycle has been replaced by the pulsations of multiple and simultaneous styles, while the speed of global production and circulation has become ever faster and more complex. Running in tandem, the development of artificial fibres has revolutionized the composition of clothing, and the increased focus on youth, sexuality, and the body has radically changed its design. From the 1920s flapper dress to debates over the burkini, fashion has continued to be deeply involved in society's larger issues. Drawing on a wealth of visual, textual and object sources and illustrated with 100 images, A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age presents essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, and visual and literary representations to illustrate the diversity and cultural significance of dress and fashion in the period.
This unique four-volume encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day. • Covers the fashions of all economic levels of Americans from the indigent to the very wealthy, from T-shirts to architecturally sculptured gowns and suits • Includes hundreds of illustrations, sidebars, and primary documents to illuminate important areas of interest and encourage active learning • Addresses topics such as the formal wear of the Belle Epoque era, hairstyles of the Empire Revival, haute couture, and the evolution of clothes for teenagers • Presents four full-color photographic essays of clothing styles throughout American history
What shoes were the height of fashion in Paris at the turn of the century? What did Tutankhamen's burial sandals look like? The answers lie in this illustrated compendium covering centuries of footwear, from Egyptian sandals, to Chinese silk wedges used for binding feet, to American saddle oxfords. The definitive work on the subject. "A shoe lover's feast." — Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Nineteenth-century Victorian-era mourning rituals—long and elaborate public funerals, the wearing of lavishly somber mourning clothes, and families posing for portraits with deceased loved ones—are often depicted as bizarre or scary. But behind many such customs were rational or spiritual meanings. This book offers an in-depth explanation at how death affected American society and the creative ways in which people responded to it. The author discusses such topics as mediums as performance artists and postmortem painters and photographers, and draws a connection between death and the emergence of three-dimensional media.
An essential book for those interested in Indian style and culture.
Focusing on the costumes of Beijing opera, this comprehensive volume provides both theory and analysis of the costumes and the method of selection for the roles as well as technical information on embroidery, patterns and construction.