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Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women C. 1560...Buy New: $30.52 / Used: $20.69 (26 avail)The third volume in Janet Arnold's groundbreaking series Patterns of Fashion covers an earlier period than the previous two volumes: Patterns of Fashion 1660-1860 and Patterns of Fashion 1860-1940, concentrating on the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. Significantly, too, this is the first of Arnold's books to include patterns for men's clothing. As well as Janet Arnold's meticulous patterns for these remarkable garments, the book includes an amazing 300 black and white photographs ranging from portraits of the period to details of articles of clothing .
Authentic Everyday Dress of the Renaissance: All 154 Plates from the "Trachtenbuch...Buy New: $49.95 / Used: $1.98 (23 avail)Classic costume book of the 16th century depicts dress of Europeans, especially Spanish, of all classes. Special section on Aztec Indians brought to Spain by Cortes and sketched from life there by Weiditz. All 154 original plates have been meticulously reproduced, complete with English captions. Indispensable resource for costume and cultural historians.
Vecellio's Renaissance Costume Book (Dover Pictorial Archives)Buy New: $15.99 / Used: $2.00 (38 avail)All 500 woodcut illustrations from the famous 16th-century compendium: nobles, matrons, peasants, more. New English captions. Includes clothing from Italy, France, Spain, England, Northern Europe, Germany, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, European Turkey, Africa, Asia, and America.
Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries (Dover...Buy New: $12.16 / Used: $1.49 (37 avail)This carefully researched volume offers lovers of both costume and the medieval period a meticulously researched and accurately detailed study of the clothing of the Middle Ages. Following an illuminating discussion of the style and construction of costumes worn in the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth centuries, noted costume historian Mary G. Houston provides detailed descriptions and illustrations of actual apparel worn by all classes and sectors of society. Included are elaborate royal, academic, and legal costumes; Eucharistic vestments and garments of religious orders; working class apparel; civilian dress; and more. Also examined is a wide variety of accessories and ornaments, jewelry, armor, textiles, embroidery, coiffures, and other items.
The clear, succinct text is splendidly documented by 350 black-and-white line illustrations based on contemporary books and manuscripts as well as representations in paintings and sculpture. Indispensable for students of costume history, medievalists, illustrators, and fashion historians, Medieval Costume in England and France will delight anyone interested in the medieval period and its dress.
Elizabethan Costuming (For The Years 1550 - 1580)Buy New: $39.95 / Used: $4.25 (30 avail)This book shows how to design and construct the basic garments that were worn by the different social classes in Elizabethan England. It describes the history of clothing during the 16th century, and the types of clothing worn by each of the social classes . The instructions in this book are designed not for costume creation, but to help you create historically accurate clothing appropriate for historical reenactments and Renaissance fairs.
Patterns of Fashion 4: The Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neckwear...Buy New: $37.59 / Used: $35.40 (16 avail)No one interested in the history of dress, from art historians to stage designers, from museum curators to teachers of fashion and costume, can function effectively without Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion series. Since her untimely death in 1998, admirers of her work have been waiting, with increasing impatience, for the promised volume devoted to the linen clothes of the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods, a companion to her previous volume on tailored clothes of the same era. Planned and partly prepared by Janet herself, and completed by Jenny Tiramani, Janet's last pupil, no other book exists that is dedicated to the linen clothes that covered the body from the skin outwards. It contains full colour portraits and photographs of details of garments in the explanatory section, as well as patterns for 86 items of linen clothing, which range from men's shirts and women's smocks, from superb ruffs and collars to boot hose and children's stomachers. Beautifully produced, it is an invaluable guide to both the history and the recreation of these wonderful garments. There are 178 black and white illustrations and photographs, 86 patterns and detail, 433 color photographs and well as... [more]
Renaissance Fashions (Dover Fashion Coloring Book)Buy New: $4.99 / Used: $0.98 (32 avail)The Renaissance marked Europe's transition from medieval to modern times. Art, literature, and science flowered in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, while a vigorous trade with the Far East via newly developed sea routes enabled Italian merchants to supply a recently evolved middle class with materials and adornments for elaborately designed apparel.
After careful research, illustrator Tom Tierney has portrayed this dynamic age by accurately rendering an amazing diversity of clothing styles. Forty-five finely detailed, ready-to color illustrations showing attifets, chopines, doublets, farthingales, houppelandes, and other elements of Renaissance garb depict: an Italian peasant couple dressed for their wedding day (c. 1450); an Italian knight in steel armor (c. 1460); an English lord and lady in riding outfits (c. 1510); children of a German royal family garbed in velvet and accompanied by a soberly dressed nanny (c. 1550); and many more outfits designed for various activities and occasions. In addition, seven plates feature dozens of examples of fashionable headgear, footwear, and hairstyles for men and women, from several stages in the flourishing of... [more]
The Cut of Men's Clothes: 1600-1900Buy New: $116.35 / Used: $40.00 (26 avail)This book traces the evolution of the style of men's dress through a sequence of diagrams accurately scaled down from patterns of actual garments, many of them rare museum specimens. The plates have been selected with the same purpose. Some are photographs of suits for which diagrams have also been given; others, reproduced from paintings and old prints, show the costume complete with its accessories. Quotations from contemporary sources--from diaries, travelers' accounts and tailors' bills--supplement Norah Waugh's text with comments on fashion and lively eyewitness descriptions.
The Cut of Women's Clothes: 1600-1930Buy New: $125.00 / Used: $78.50 (28 avail)Each period in the history of costume has produced its own characteristic line and silhouette, derived from a cut and construction which varies considerably from age to age. Here are patterns taken from actual dresses, many of them rare museum specimens, illustrated by sketches of the dresses. There are notes on the production of women's dress, with references to early technical books and journals, together with diagrams from some of them. Numerous illustrations show the dresses as worn complete with their hairstyles, jewelry, decorations and accessories.
English Costume in the Age of Elizabeth: Sixteenth CenturyBuy New: $28.00 / Used: $102.23 (7 avail)This volume deals with the design of costumes and fashions of the Tudor period, taking us from the end of the fifteenth century to the beginning of the English renaissance. The drawings detail the fundamental differences and similarities, both in idea and style, that persisted throughout this visually rich period. Primary sources show the development of the garments and reference us to available patterns. There are specific illustrations for hair, shoes and hats as well as the various layers of men's and women's clothing, each divided by the appropriate periods within a century. The drawings are paired or grouped in economic, social or cultural categories to assist in visualizing the relationships of clothing and people for historical and theatrical reference. Colour Plates enrich the visual experience. Diagrams of certain garments are shown so a pattern could be developed for making the garments as well as for understanding how that garment was made and worn by the Elizabethans. The style of the drawings is related sympathetically to the primary manuscript sources upon which they are based; but the garments are shown in a clear style that allows the reader to understand how convincingly... [more]
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