20th Century Fashion Illustration

Author: Rosemary Torre
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486261654
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This captivating retrospective explores the social context of fashion with informative text and over 70 striking images. Profiles include flappers, glamour girls, flower children, and the modern obsession with celebrity styles.

Fashion and Women s Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century

Author: C. Willett Cunnington
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486431901
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De ontwikkeling van de maatschappelijke positie van de Engelse vrouw in de negentiende eeuw, inclusief beschrijvingen van kledingstijlen en -stukken en de redenen hiervoor.

American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs

Author: Priscilla Harris Dalrymple
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486319709
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Over 280 rare photographs document "Sunday best" clothing from the 1840s to the 1890s. Bustles, pantalets, top hats, waistcoats, bowlers, other attire, as well as hairdressing and tonsorial styles.

How to Read a Dress

Author: Lydia Edwards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474286259
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Dress is an authoritative visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries. Each entry includes annotated color images of historical garments, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming, or undergarments. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history – as well as how dresses have varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer. This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their cartridge pleats from their Récamier ruffles. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to 'read' a dress, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion.

Historic Costumes and How to Make Them

Author: Mary Fernald
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486449068
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Practical, informative guidebook shows how to create everything from short tunics worn by Saxon men in the fifth century to a lady's bustle dress of the late 1800s. 81 illustrations.

European Civil and Military Clothing

Author: Frederic Stibbert
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486417484
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Peerless archive of historical fashions features 217 handsome plates depicting nearly 1,000 individual figures and accessories. Detailed illustrations reveal a remarkable panorama of priestesses and warriors of ancient Britain, nobles and burghers of 16th-century Germany, elaborately coiffed ladies from the court of Versailles, knights in full regalia from many eras and countries, and much more.

Ert s Fashion Designs

Author: Ert‚
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486242033
Format: PDF, ePub
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Splendid selection of 218 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer's productions for Harper's Bazar, 1918–32. Also 8 pages of full-color covers, originals now prized collector's items. Captions. Publisher's Note.

Masterpieces of Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings

Author: Verna Cook Salomonsky
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486170225
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Well-known, richly illustrated reference work, consulted by generations of collectors, curators, dealers, historians, and craftsmen. Each of 101 furniture masterpieces is characterized by a photograph, descriptive text, and several measured drawings.

Great War Fashion

Author: Lucy Adlington
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750956771
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The story of World War I women as told through their changing wardrobes, from silk stockings to factory wearWe often talk of "stepping into someone else's shoes." Walking back in time a century ago, which shoes would they be? A pair of silk sensations costing thousands of pounds designed by Yantonnay of Paris, or heavy wooden clogs with metal cleats that spark on the cobbles of a factory yard? Would your shoes be heavy with mud from trudging along duckboards between the tents of a frontline hospital, or stuck with tufts of turf from a soccer pitch? This history follows the revolution in women's lives and aspirations during the second decade of the 20th century, as reflected in costume and appearance. The book opens the wardrobe in the years before the outbreak of war to explore the contrast between the stiff, mono-bosomed ideal of Edwardian womanhood and the gossamer gowns draped round her. It examines such contradictions as suffragettes battling social and legal restrictions while fashion literally hobbles women with narrow skirts and thigh-length corsets.

The Journal of a Disappointed Man

Author: W.N.P. Barbellion
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486825841
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Published shortly before the author's death in 1919, The Journal of a Disappointed Man presents a remarkable memoir that addresses struggles with poverty, inadequate education, and the creeping paralysis of multiple sclerosis. Yet author W. N. P. Barbellion manages to write with uplifting eloquence and passion of his love for family, natural history, music, and literature. Told with a thoroughly modern voice, the unjustly overlooked Journal is reprinted here with its posthumous successor, A Last Diary. This edition features a thoughtful Introduction by H. G. Wells, who writes of the book's "exquisite beauty." W. N. P. Barbellion (1889–1919), whose real name was Bruce Frederick Cummings, was a naturalist who worked in the Entomology Department of London's Natural History Museum. Upon attempting to enlist in the British Army during World War I, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The discovery of his disease intensified the tenor of his journal-keeping, and his frank and articulate reflections on coping with a fatal illness remain a powerful testament to his life and struggles.