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The Complete Costume History

(Multilanguage Edition: Eng, Fra, Deu)

By Auguste Racinet

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| Hardcover | 9783822850954

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From togas to tailcoats: the evolution of style from antiquity to 1888 Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and intelligent study of clothing ever published. Covering Continue

From togas to tailcoats: the evolution of style from antiquity to 1888 Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and intelligent study of clothing ever published. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century, the great work—"consolidated"in 1888 into 6 volumes containing nearly 500 plates — remains, to this day, completely unique in its scope and detail.Racinet's organization by culture and subject has been preserved in TASCHEN's magnificent and complete reprint, as have excerpts from his delightful descriptions and often witty comments. Perusing these beautifully detailed and exquisitely colored illustrations, you'll discover everything from the garb of ancient Etruscans to traditional Eskimo attire to 19th century French women's couture.

Though Racinet's study spans the globe from ancient times through his own, his focus is on European clothing from the Middle Ages to the 1880s and this subject is treated with exceeding passion and attention to detail. The Complete Costume History is an absolutely invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; it is also an immensely fascinating and inspirational book for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.

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    Un'incantevole raccolta di tavole accuratissime, che raccontano la storia del costume dall'antichità alla fine del XIX° secolo. Un volume davvero splendido, ricco ed affascinante.
    Caldamente consigliato a tutti coloro che si occupano di moda, di co ...(continue)

    Un'incantevole raccolta di tavole accuratissime, che raccontano la storia del costume dall'antichità alla fine del XIX° secolo. Un volume davvero splendido, ricco ed affascinante.
    Caldamente consigliato a tutti coloro che si occupano di moda, di costumi, di arte, di storia, di illustrazione... ma anche a chi vuole farsi un'idea dell'evoluzione dell'abbigliamento nel tempo e nello spazio e a chi è sensibile alla bellezza degli abiti.
    Le didascalie sono in inglese, tedesco e francese.

    CONTENTS (da www.taschen.com):
    Part I – The Ancient World (Egypt, Assyria, Israel, Persia and Phrygia, Greece, Etruscan, Greco-Roman, Rome, Barbarian Europe, Celts and Gauls)
    Part II – The 19th Century - Beyond the Borders of Europe (Oceania, Africa, Eskimos, North American Indians, Mexican Indians, South American Indians, China, Japan, India, Ceylon, Middle East, Orient, Turkey)
    Part III – Europe 400-1800 (Byzantium, France-Byzantine, Poland, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, England, Holland)
    Part IV – Traditional Costume Till the Late 19th Century (Scandinavia, Holland, Scotland, England, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France)
    Part V - Patterns and Templates

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    FA-VO-LO-SO.
    Niente da dire. Completo, bellissimo, in un'edizione preziosa.
    Vale quello che costa.

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    Louchette said on Oct 5, 2008 | 2 feedbacks

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 544 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 3822850950
  • ISBN-13: 9783822850954
  • Publisher: Taschen Verlag
  • Publish date: 2006-08-01
  • Dimensions: 387 mm x 1,676 mm x 2,579 mm
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