Costume: 1066 to the Present

Costume to the Present 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 th

  • Title: Costume: 1066 to the Present
  • Author: John Peacock
  • ISBN: 9780500286029
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • Costume: 1066 to the Present

    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 detaileMore 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.

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    1. Kristin Davison

      I love this, it goes through every reign with beautiful illustrations. Shame nothing in the way of lower class fashions.

    2. Helene Harrison

      Review - I knocked one star off my review because the book fails to look at the lower class fashions. It tends to examine the upper class examples of clothing, and some pointers on the typical colours used would have been nice. However, saying that, I love the illustrations and the clear history to it all - you can see hemlines rising on women's dresses and the changing hairstyles, it's absolutely fascinating.General Subject/s? - History / Clothing / TextilesRecommend? – YesRating - 19/20

    3. Maria

      This book is clearly well-researched, however some of the silhouettes are a bit off. Also, the artist replicated only some of the more exaggerated examples of clothing from each time period- things that would have been worn only by the very rich on special occasions. It completely ignores the sort of clothing worn by more average people, which is disappointing. Color illustrations would have been nice, too.

    4. Patty

      Some day, I shall return this borrowed book to my sister. This book is fascinating - you can really see the evolution of clothing! I used the book to make somewhat historically accurate medieval costumes for my husband's grandkids and it was a smashing success.

    5. Marisa

      I love this book! It's so clearly laid out with each page progressing through history by ruler.The drawings are easy to see and changes in fashion are marked as they appear. If there is only one period clothing book that you own, it should be this one. Great for browsing!

    6. Sharon

      fantastic reference book for history, but I have knocked off a point because it doesn't have anything on peasants clothing, and the modern (1960's onwards) is just wrong! pen and ink illustrations, no colour.

    7. Redsteve

      A good overview but pretty much only upper-class fashions and specifically focused on England. If color plates were not possible, some notations on typical colors would have been nice.

    8. Helena Eflerova

      Very useful reference book when working on the site and period specific projects. Well illustrated and clearly explained.

    9. Alice Dyer

      This book for me is the best book ever i mean the picters are great. It shows how you wore what the Kings or Qweens wore. You will love it if your in to fashion.

    10. Simone Vd stadt beaney

      Great overview of the Chang if costume through the ages although the sketches leave a lot to the imagination.

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