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by James Laver

1000 illustrations depict the evolution of costume from 1 A.D. to 1930 including footwear, coiffure, and other fashion minutiae
Download Costume Through the Ages epub
ISBN: 0671165216
ISBN13: 978-0671165215
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Beauty Grooming & Style
Author: James Laver
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 1, 1967)
ePUB size: 1556 kb
FB2 size: 1839 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 233
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Very good Period Historian on the fashion of the day. Good text and very good illustrations. I would reommend it to any one who is interested.
Really useful book for stage, illustration or anyone who just wonders what they wore in a specific era. Starting in the 1st century with Roman fashion, the author transposes a dozen or so small b/w drawings onto each page featuring close-up pics of footwear and hairstyles as well as full-length shots. The book takes us up to 1930, all the drawings are taken from original documentation (mosaics and statues for the early ones). This book doesn't give you any patterns (for that I recommend Hill and Bucknell's excellent 'Evolution of fashion') but it's a comprehensive look at costume