Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns

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Author: Jenny Tiramani,Susan North

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851776856

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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"Book two in the V&A's groundbreaking dress pattern series presents 17 detailed patterns for garments and accessories worn by seventeenth-century women. Full step-by-step drawings of the construction sequence are given to enable accurate reconstruction of the garments"--Cover.

Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe [4 volumes]

American Fashion from Head to Toe

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Author: José Blanco F.,Patricia Kay Hunt-Hurst,Heather Vaughan Lee,Mary Doering

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693108

Category: History

Page: 1786

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This unique four-volume encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day. • Covers the fashions of all economic levels of Americans from the indigent to the very wealthy, from T-shirts to architecturally sculptured gowns and suits • Includes hundreds of illustrations, sidebars, and primary documents to illuminate important areas of interest and encourage active learning • Addresses topics such as the formal wear of the Belle Epoque era, hairstyles of the Empire Revival, haute couture, and the evolution of clothes for teenagers • Presents four full-color photographic essays of clothing styles throughout American history

Sartorial Politics in Early Modern Europe

Fashioning Women

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Author: Erin Griffey

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 904853724X

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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For women at the early modern courts, clothing and jewellery were essential elements in their political arsenal, enabling them to signal their dynastic value, to promote loyalty to their marital court and to advance political agendas. This is the first collection of essays to examine how elite women in early modern Europe marshalled clothing and jewellery for political ends. With essays encompassing women who traversed courts in Denmark, England, France, Germany, Habsburg Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, the contributions cover a broad range of elite women from different courts and religious backgrounds as well as varying noble ranks.

The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe

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Author: Catherine Richardson,Tara Hamling,David Gaimster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317042859

Category: History

Page: 486

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The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe marks the arrival of early modern material culture studies as a vibrant, fully-established field of multi-disciplinary research. The volume provides a rounded, accessible collection of work on the nature and significance of materiality in early modern Europe – a term that embraces a vast range of objects as well as addressing a wide variety of human interactions with their physical environments. This stimulating view of materiality is distinctive in asking questions about the whole material world as a context for lived experience, and the book considers material interactions at all social levels. There are 27 chapters by leading experts as well as 13 feature object studies to highlight specific items that have survived from this period (defined broadly as c.1500–c.1800). These contributions explore the things people acquired, owned, treasured, displayed and discarded, the spaces in which people used and thought about things, the social relationships which cluster around goods – between producers, vendors and consumers of various kinds – and the way knowledge travels around those circuits of connection. The content also engages with wider issues such as the relationship between public and private life, the changing connections between the sacred and the profane, or the effects of gender and social status upon lived experience. Constructed as an accessible, wide-ranging guide to research practice, the book describes and represents the methods which have been developed within various disciplines for analysing pre-modern material culture. It comprises four sections which open up the approaches of various disciplines to non-specialists: ‘Definitions, disciplines, new directions’, ‘Contexts and categories’, ‘Object studies’ and ‘Material culture in action’. This volume addresses the need for sustained, coherent comment on the state, breadth and potential of this lively new field, including the work of historians, art historians, museum curators, archaeologists, social scientists and literary scholars. It consolidates and communicates recent developments and considers how we might take forward a multi-disciplinary research agenda for the study of material culture in periods before the mass production of goods.

An Illustrated History of Fashion

500 Years of Fashion Illustration

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Author: Alice Mackrell

Publisher: Drama Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Ranging from woodcuts, engravings, and fashion plates to film, photography, and the internet, this book reveals a new perspective on familiar artists from Durer to Man Ray, providing a fascinating and authoritative look at the history of dress.

Nineteenth-century Fashion in Detail

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Author: Lucy Johnston

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 224

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A glorious companion volume to Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries (V&A 2000) and Modern Fashion in Detail (V&A 1998), this book captures the opulence and variety of nineteenth-century fashion through an authoritative text, exquisite colour photography and line drawings of the complete garments. From the delicate embroidery on neoclassical gowns to the vibrant colours of crinolines and the elegant tailoring of men's coats, the richness of the period is revealed in breathtaking detail.

Costume in Performance

Materiality, Culture, and the Body

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Author: Donatella Barbieri

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147423688X

Category: Art

Page: 264

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This beautifully illustrated book conveys the centrality of costume to live performance. Finding associations between contemporary practices and historical manifestations, costume is explored in six thematic chapters, examining the transformative ritual of costuming; choruses as reflective of society; the grotesque, transgressive costume; the female sublime as emancipation; costume as sculptural art in motion; and the here-and-now as history. Viewing the material costume as a crucial aspect in the preparation, presentation and reception of live performance, the book brings together costumed performances through history. These range from ancient Greece to modern experimental productions, from medieval theatre to modernist dance, from the 'fashion plays' to contemporary Shakespeare, marking developments in both culture and performance. Revealing the relationship between dress, the body and human existence, and acknowledging a global as well as an Anglo and Eurocentric perspective, this book shows costume's ability to cross both geographical and disciplinary borders. Through it, we come to question the extent to which the material costume actually co-authors the performance itself, speaking of embodied histories, states of being and never-before imagined futures, which come to life in the temporary space of the performance. With a contribution by Melissa Trimingham, University of Kent, UK

Early American Costume

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Author: Estelle Ansley Worrell

Publisher: Harrisburg, Pa. : Stackpole Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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Surveys American fashions from 1580 to 1850 and the geographical, political, economic, religious, and social determinants of style