Victorian & Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey

Victorian & Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey

Paperback Dover Fashion and Costumes

By (author) Alison Gernsheim

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 229mm x 15mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 5 July 1982
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486242056
  • ISBN 13: 9780486242057
  • Sales rank: 68,746

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A noted photohistorian documents bonnets, capes, frock coats, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 through 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and the middle class as well as Oscar Wilde, Lillie Langtry, Winston Churchill, Queen Victoria, and others. Commentary and annotationsdescribe and identify the costumes."

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A former commercial photographer, Helmut Gernsheim (1913-95) ranks among the most influential and prolific historians of photography. He virtually created the academic study of photography in the 1940s, carrying out extensive research and amassing a priceless collection of historical prints. His books remain authoritative resources on the development of photography.

Table of contents

NOTES ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS PREFACE PART I. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CRINOLINE PART II. CURVES AND VERTICALS BIBLIOGRAPHY AND STUDY LIST INDEX