Medieval Costume and How to Recreate it

Medieval Costume and How to Recreate it

Paperback Dover Fashion and Costumes

By (author) Dorothy Hartley

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 10mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 2 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486429857
  • ISBN 13: 9780486429854
  • Illustrations note: 203ill.
  • Sales rank: 53,224

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Clear-cut and accurate in its guidance, this volume depicts medieval clothes and accessories not as inanimate museum exhibits but as items of vital interest and well worth recreating. Unlike conventional costume histories, which tend to classify their contents by era, this volume portrays the clothing of the twelfth through 15th centuries according to the wearer's social class. Here are the garments of royalty, clerics, doctors, merchants, musicians, knights, artisans, farmers, and laborers -- all magnificently illustrated with images from tapestries and illuminated manuscripts as well as in drawings and diagrams. Helpful advice covers choosing fabrics; placement of seams; draping and folding garments; how to walk, dance, and climb stairs in the cumbersome unfamiliarity of flowing attire; and even the best methods of storage.

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Table of contents

INTRODUCTION. BY FRANCIS M. KELLY NOTES ON MATERIALS AND THEIR TREATMENT ROYALTY RELIGIOUS ORDERS CLERKS MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC FOLK THE WELL-TO-DO BURGHER MUSICIANS HOSE AND BREECHES "GARTERS, SUSPENDERS, ETC." SPORT KNIGHTS AND ARMOUR HUNTING ARTISANS APRON WEARERS AGRICULTURAL LABOURERS LABOURERS HERDSMEN CONCERNING HOODS THE FULL SKIRT LADIES' DRESSES CHILDREN TRAVELLERS AND PILGRIMS BOOTS AND SHOES INVALIDS PEACE AND WAR INDEX