The First Book of Fashion

Author: Ulinka Rublack
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474249906
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This captivating book reproduces arguably the most extraordinary primary source documents in fashion history. Providing a revealing window onto the Renaissance, they chronicle how style-conscious accountant Matthäus Schwarz and his son Veit Konrad experienced life through clothes, and climbed the social ladder through fastidious management of self-image. These bourgeois dandies' agenda resonates as powerfully today as it did in the sixteenth century: one has to dress to impress, and dress to impress they did. The Schwarzes recorded their sartorial triumphs as well as failures in life in a series of portraits by illuminists over 60 years, which have been comprehensively reproduced in full color for the first time. These exquisite illustrations are accompanied by the Schwarzes' fashion-focussed yet at times deeply personal captions, which render the pair the world's first fashion bloggers and pioneers of everyday portraiture. The First Book of Fashion demonstrates how dress � seemingly both ephemeral and trivial � is a potent tool in the right hands. Beyond this, it colorfully recaptures the experience of Renaissance life and reveals the importance of clothing to the aesthetics and every day culture of the period. Historians Ulinka Rublack's and Maria Hayward's insightful commentaries create an unparalleled portrait of sixteenth-century dress that is both strikingly modern and thorough in its description of a true Renaissance fashionista's wardrobe. This first English translation also includes a bespoke pattern by TONY award-winning costume designer and dress historian Jenny Tiramani, from which readers can recreate one of Schwarz's most elaborate and politically significant outfits.

The First Book of Fashion

Author: Ulinka Rublack
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474249892
Format: PDF, ePub
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This captivating book reproduces arguably the most extraordinary primary source documents in fashion history. Providing a revealing window onto the Renaissance, they chronicle how style-conscious accountant Matthäus Schwarz and his son Veit Konrad experienced life through clothes, and climbed the social ladder through fastidious management of self-image. These bourgeois dandies' agenda resonates as powerfully today as it did in the sixteenth century: one has to dress to impress, and dress to impress they did. The Schwarzes recorded their sartorial triumphs as well as failures in life in a series of portraits by illuminists over 60 years, which have been comprehensively reproduced in full color for the first time. These exquisite illustrations are accompanied by the Schwarzes' fashion-focussed yet at times deeply personal captions, which render the pair the world's first fashion bloggers and pioneers of everyday portraiture. The First Book of Fashion demonstrates how dress – seemingly both ephemeral and trivial – is a potent tool in the right hands. Beyond this, it colorfully recaptures the experience of Renaissance life and reveals the importance of clothing to the aesthetics and every day culture of the period. Historians Ulinka Rublack's and Maria Hayward's insightful commentaries create an unparalleled portrait of sixteenth-century dress that is both strikingly modern and thorough in its description of a true Renaissance fashionista's wardrobe. This first English translation also includes a bespoke pattern by TONY award-winning costume designer and dress historian Jenny Tiramani, from which readers can recreate one of Schwarz's most elaborate and politically significant outfits.

The First Book of Fashion

Author: Ulinka Rublack
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857857681
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first English translation of one of the most important historical sources in fashion history, the First Book of Fashion is a fascinating window on the renaissance and the power of dress.

Dressing Up

Author: Ulinka Rublack
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199645183
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Uses an astonishing array of sources to imagine the Renaissance afresh by considering people´s appearances: what they wore, how this made them move, what images they created, and how all this made people feel about themselves.

Forbidden Fashions

Author: Isabella Campagnol
Publisher:
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""Focuses on the dress of nuns in early modern Venetian Convents; investigates the intersection of dress and the city's social and economic history: includes illustrations"--Provided by publisher"--

Stepping Through Time

Author: Olaf Goubitz
Publisher: Stichting Promotie Archaeologie
ISBN:
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Drawing on 25 years' experience as a conservator of leather, Goubitz presents a typological catalogue of footwear dating from 800-1800 AD. The study is based on Goubitz' analysis of an important assemblage of shoes recovered from excavations at Dordrecht in the Netherlands but the volume's aim is to offer guidance for the identification of shoes found on sites across north-western Europe. In addition, contributions from van Driel-Murray and Groenman-van Waateringe examine evidence for shoe types in prehistoric Europe and the north-western provinces of the Roman Empire, periods which inevitably have left less evidence. The fully illustrated catalogue follows a comprehensive discussion of shoes styles and technology including height standards, iconography, material, patterns, stitches, soles, the identification and dating of fragments and conservation. The volume should prove a useful tool for Roman and, especially, medieval historians and archaeologists.

Drei Schnittbucher

Author: Katherine Barich
Publisher: Nadel Und Faden Press LLC
ISBN: 9780692472453
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This book contains three 16th century Austrian tailors' guild masterbook manuscripts, or schnittbuch, Nidermayr (1560), Enns and Leonfeldner (1590). These manuscripts were created to help journeyman tailors study and pass the master tailor exam. The original manuscripts have been transcribed and translated into English.

Landsknecht Woodcuts

Author: Graf August Johann Breunner
Publisher: Nadel Und Faden Press
ISBN: 9780615919942
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In print for the first time since 1883, this edition of Kriegsvolker is designed to allow easy access to 150 woodcuts depicting Landsknecht soldiers, officers and their ladies. Many of the woodcuts found in this edition are not available in other sources, including the German Single-leaf Woodcuts 1500-1550, and I am excited to put a copy of these woodcuts into your hands. Kriegsvolker contains three distinct books, each containing 50 woodcuts: Part I - Deutsche Kriegsleute von Nicolaus Meldemann und Hans Guldenmundt, 1530 Deutsche Kriegsleute was published by Nicolaus Meldemann and Hans Guldenmundt between 1520 and 1530 in Nuremberg. However, based on the clothing styles, the date is closer to 1530, after the Italian Wars and the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1529. Part II - Landsknecht von David de Necker, 1560's While this book of 50 woodcuts was published in the 1560's by David de Necker (or Negkar), the woodcuts actually date from 1520-30. They were cut by his father, Jost de Negker from the artist's drawings. Part III Kreigsbuch des Grafen Reinhart zu Solms, 1559 Reinhart Graf zu Solms, 1491-1562, was a military theorist and Imperial field marshal during the Schmalkaldic War of 1546-47. Starting in the 1530's, he published several books on military theory, tactics and fortification design. These 50 woodcuts come from his Kreigsbuch, or War Book, published in 1559. The woodcuts are in two sections: III.1-III.23 are depictions of Landsknecht during the early part of Graf Reinhard's career as a knight. III.24-III.50 depict the soldiers and officers of the Imperial forces which fought in the Schmalkaldic War.

Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Author: Elizabeth Currie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474249779
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Dress became a testing ground for masculine ideals in Renaissance Italy. With the establishment of the ducal regime in Florence in 1530, there was increasing debate about how to be a nobleman. Was fashionable clothing a sign of magnificence or a source of mockery? Was the graceful courtier virile or effeminate? How could a man dress for court without bankrupting himself? This book explores the whole story of clothing, from the tailor's workshop to spectacular court festivities, to show how the male nobility in one of Italy's main textile production centers used their appearances to project social, sexual, and professional identities. Sixteenth-century male fashion is often associated with swagger and ostentation but this book shows that Florentine clothing reflected manhood at a much deeper level, communicating a very Italian spectrum of male virtues and vices, from honor, courage, and restraint to luxury and excess. Situating dress at the heart of identity formation, Currie traces these codes through an array of sources, including unpublished archival records, surviving garments, portraiture, poetry, and personal correspondence between the Medici and their courtiers. Addressing important themes such as gender, politics, and consumption, Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence sheds fresh light on the sartorial culture of the Florentine court and Italy as a whole.

The Story of Nuremberg Medieval Towns Series

Author: Cecil Headlam
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473362717
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book presents a detailed historical account of the Nuremberg Trials, the military tribunals orchestrated by the Allied forces after World War II and held in Nuremberg, Germany. A fascinating and insightful exploration of the historical Nazi trials, “The Story of Nuremberg” is highly recommended for those with an interest in WWII and nineteenth-century European history. Contents include: “Development of Nuremberg”, “Nuremberg and the Reformation”, “Nuremberg and the Thirty Years War”, “The Castle, the Walls and Mediæval Fortifications”, “The Council and the Council House—Nuremberg Tortures”, “Albert Durer and the Arts and Crafts of Nuremberg”, “The Meistersingers and Hans Sachs”, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. First published in 1901.