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    The History of Costume: From the Ancient Mesopotamians Through the Twentieth Century (Hardback) By (author) Blanche Payne, By (author) Geitel Winakor, By (author) Jane Farrell-Beck

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    Short Description for The History of Costume 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 emphas...
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  • 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)