The Chronicle of Western Costume: From the Ancient World to the Late Twentieth Century

17.80

by John Peacock

Why we have selected this book:

As difficult or even impossible as it may seem, John Peacock has succeeded in creating a visual overview of the most important features of the development of costume over almost 4000 years – from Ancient Egypt to the end of the 20th century. The author’s illustrations and short, precise descriptions give an idea of silhouettes, colours, materials and styles. Clear, precise, informative!

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Book Overview from the Publisher:

Here, in more than one thousand full-colour illustrations, is the history of Western costume, from ancient Egypt to Paris fashion. John Peacock’s meticulous drawings are organized in chronological sections and accompanied by detailed descriptions of each figure, including the individual items of costume shown and the many types of fabric, cut, pattern and colour that have been used over the centuries. An illustrated glossary gives additional information on technical terms.

The Chronicle of Western Costume is the unrivalled reference work on its subject. No student or designer in the performing arts, costume and fashion enthusiast, collector or social historian will want to be without it.

This book is brought by Thames and Hudson, ISBN 9780500284476

Additional information

Weight 0.820 kg
Dimensions 20.3 × 1.6 × 28 cm
ISBN

9780500284476

Author

Publisher

Pages

224

Illustrations

1000

Language

Format

Paperback