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    DescriptionBlanche Payne's major History runs from the Ancient Egyptians to the Twentieth Century. Her awareness of documentation is always apparent as she details the modes of dress from the breech clout of 2700 B.C. Egypt to the cravat of 19th Century England. Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bronze Age in Denmark, Crete and Greece, the Etruscans and Romans, the Byzantine Empire receive attention not only for their own sakes but in the interest of revealing the relationship to European dress, detailed by sex and century from the Twelfth Century through the Nineteenth. Photographs of actual garments, line drawings, paintings, sculptures show the dress of both sexes; the emphasis is on the study of actual garments as source material. 375 photographs, 241 line drawings, 30 drafts in 1/8 scale on graph paper so as to be reproducible, along with an informal, informed text provide a superior standard reference satisfying to read and to view. The author has drawn from many sources, including Millia Davenport's Book of Costume; she has herself traveled three times to Europe to research her subject. (Kirkus Reviews)


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    Title
    The History of Costume
    Subtitle
    From the Ancient Mesopotamians Through the Twentieth Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Blanche Payne, By (author) Geitel Winakor, By (author) Jane Farrell-Beck
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 193 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,207 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060471415
    ISBN 10: 0060471417
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.7
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AKTA
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Libri: I-FG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24660
    BISAC V2.8: PER000000
    Ingram Subject Code: FG
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    DC22: 391/.009
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 391.009
    LC classification: GT510 .P36 1992
    B&T Approval Code: A33801500
    DC22: 391.009
    LC classification: GT510.P36
    BISAC V2.8: HEA003000
    Thema V1.0: AKT, JBCC3
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Ill.M.
    Publisher
    Pearson Education (US)
    Imprint name
    Prentice Hall
    Publication date
    07 January 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Upper Saddle River
    Review text
    Blanche Payne's major History runs from the Ancient Egyptians to the Twentieth Century. Her awareness of documentation is always apparent as she details the modes of dress from the breech clout of 2700 B.C. Egypt to the cravat of 19th Century England. Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bronze Age in Denmark, Crete and Greece, the Etruscans and Romans, the Byzantine Empire receive attention not only for their own sakes but in the interest of revealing the relationship to European dress, detailed by sex and century from the Twelfth Century through the Nineteenth. Photographs of actual garments, line drawings, paintings, sculptures show the dress of both sexes; the emphasis is on the study of actual garments as source material. 375 photographs, 241 line drawings, 30 drafts in 1/8 scale on graph paper so as to be reproducible, along with an informal, informed text provide a superior standard reference satisfying to read and to view. The author has drawn from many sources, including Millia Davenport's Book of Costume; she has herself traveled three times to Europe to research her subject. (Kirkus Reviews)
    Table of contents
    1. Mesopotamia. 2. Egypt. 3. Crete, Mycenae, and Greece. 4. Etruria and Rome. 5. The Byzantine Empire, AD 330-1095. 6. Western Europe through the Eleventh Century. 7. Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries. 8. Fourteenth Century. 9. Early to Middle Fifteenth Century: 1400-1459. 10. Later Fifteenth Century: 1460-1499. 11. Early to Middle Sixteenth Century: 1500-1559. 12. Later Sixteenth Century: 1560-1599. 13. Early to Middle Seventeenth Century: 1600-1659. 14. Later Seventeenth Century: 1660-1699. 15. Early to Middle Eighteenth Century: 1700-1759. 16. Later Eighteenth Century: 1760-1799. 17. Early Nineteenth Century: 1800-1849. 18. Late Nineteenth Century: 1850-1899. 19. Early Twentieth Century: 1900-1945. 20. Late Twentieth Century: 1946-1990. Bibliography. Name Index. Subject Index.