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MOBI Ó DOC A concise history of costume 9780500201909 ✓ [PDF / Epub] ★ A concise history of costume By James Laver – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk From the momentous invention of the needle some 40000 years ago to the development of blue denim; from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry todaAnd to attract or to influence others This New Edition from the early 80’s has a final chapter written by Christina Probert that covers from the 40’s up to that time322 illustrations 58 in color This is a fantastic book with copious picturesIt would be much accurate to call it a concise history of European fashion however It begins with short chapters on Mesopotamia Egypt Greece and Rome; it ends with a chapter that mentions some American 20th century designers and garments But the bulk of the book goes century by century through European fashionsVery interesting look at what people were wearing and the cultural factors influencing those choices Good setting resource for someone writing historical fiction set in Europe

TEXT ✓ A concise history of costume Ï James Laver

From the momentous invention of the needle some 40000 years ago to the development of blue denim; from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today—this classic guide covers This is perfectly fine as far as it goes you can't cover the history of fashion in great depth in under 300 pages This edition ends with the early 1980s Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren The ancient world is briefly covered and then France and Britain get the bulk of attention from the medieval era to the mid 20th century when finally American fashion makes an appearance as European haute couture begins to die out and wartime restrictions in Europe allow American manufacturing and design to rise in stature Of course upper class fashions are given the bulk of the attention For much of history lower class fashion would have been an oxymoron or at least the historical record of the outfits of the hoi polloi is not as complete The paper is glossy and there are lots of black and white and color plates

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A concise history of costumeThe landmarks of costume history the forms and materials used through the ages as well as the underlying motives of fashion and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect to express identity While the title claims this book to be “a concise history” I can’t help but disagree The majority of its context completely ignores Asia Africa and the Americas prior to being colonized This book is of a concise history of fashion according to England which is mentioned the most with a nod to French and Italian costumes when they were viewed as mode Not until the 20th century does this book acknowledge the influences other culture’s fashions started to have on well England There is also very limited mention about what people wore that couldn’t afford what was mode at the time And while it was a very good history lesson the title just comes across to me as rather ignorant