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by Pauquet Frères

These superb color plates by Hippolyte Pauquet and his brother Polydore, reproduced directly from a rare and valuable nineteenth-century publication, magnificently depict 500 years of French fashion.Starting with the flamboyant headgear and voluminous robes of fifteenth-century royalty, the artfully rendered illustrations progress chronologically to the high-waisted Empire styles of the Napoleonic era. Members of the nobility and upper classes are well represented here. Portraits of lavishly garbed court ladies and gentlemen — many in fur-trimmed robes — appear next to dapper pages and handsome knights. Bourgeois fashions (including lace-trimmed garments for both sexes) are presented as well, along with the more modest attire of chambermaids, milkmaids, and shepherdesses. Images of such historic figures as King Henri VI, Madame de Pompadour, Madame du Barry, and Marie Antoinette complete a splendid collection.A valuable reference for costume designers and fashion historians, this beautifully reproduced volume will also serve as a grand treat for fashion enthusiasts.
Download Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries (Dover Fashion and Costumes) epub
ISBN: 0486428389
ISBN13: 978-0486428383
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Graphic Design
Author: Pauquet Frères
Language: English
Publisher: Dover Publications (August 4, 2003)
Pages: 80 pages
ePUB size: 1480 kb
FB2 size: 1158 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 370
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Dover's edition is reproduced from colorplates

from "Modes et Costumes Historiques" (Paris, 1864).

It is a very good guide to fashions of the nobility

and general costume of the peasant/working class,

including women and men, a doctor, page,

shepherdess, and chambermaid, etc.

There is a List of Plates at the front, but no Introduction, Index in the back, or glossary of terms. Plate captions include the Plate number, General Title, Date.

(ie: "Plate 3. Women from the outskirts of Paris (reign of Charles VIII), 1443.")

This edition would go well with Dover's

_An Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Costume_ or

_A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion Historic and Modern_.

The book is well worth it for fashion enthusiasts! As an art historian and illustrator, I find Dover's color plates extremely useful for accurate patterns and fabric colors.
This book is like most Dover books...lots of illustrations, no detail. It is just okay, if you need just a good line drawing with no commentary on costuming and no detail. This will work for you.
I don't own this book-- let me say that up front. But with any reproduction from the 19th century, there's one thing of which you must beware: the Victorians LOVED to put their "stamp" on things. If you look at the bodies of the women, for example, you can see they hold to a Victorian standard of beauty, not one contemporary to the costumes rendered. The differences in line and fit for the articles of clothing themselves are also subtly different, based on, again, a very different aesthetic. While this may not matter to anyone looking for general outlines and period landmarks, it's something to keep in mind for more serious research. In other words, if you're looking to reproduce a costume somewhat faithfully, this shouldn't be your primary resource.
This is a very good book that shows historical fashion. Great color combos