Art in Costume Design; Practical Suggestions for Those Interested in Art, Sewing, History and Literature

Art in Costume Design; Practical Suggestions for Those Interested in Art, Sewing, History and Literature

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...by the Khalifs made the Oriental the most prominent and influential style. Neither before nor since has it shown such originality in its decorative arts. It seemed to give the world the best it could produce in the Middle Ages and the years since that time have only shown copies of the wonderful patterns thought out and executed then. The Orient having had the classic art as a foundation for its civilization, produced articles of rare beauty but did not have the material with which to build as great a work in the future as the Occident, for the people lacked the independence, the sincerity and the energy that builds up a progressive nation. A spirit of superstition, of fear, and of deception, together with the corroding effect of indolence was destined to destroy the individuality of this people. To avoid confusion, we will divide the Orient into three great sections; that controlled by the Japanese, that by the Chinese, and that controlled by the Mahometans. Saracenic. As the followers of the great prophet Mahomet were the most powerful and produced the best art, the prevailing style became known as Saracenic; after the many wandering tribes of Saracens or Mahometans. This subdivision includes the Arabian, Mosesque, Persian, Indian and Sicilian art, all of which have the same characteristics yet differ somewhat in detail. It was during the Mameluk dynasty, A. D. 1250-1516, when the Mosque of Cordova and the Alhambra were built, that the Mahometan art reached its culmination so during this period, the textile fabrics, the illuminated books, the ivories, the arms and armor, the architectural decorations and the costumes are the most interesting ones to study. A typical Saracen, made a most attractive figure in his long loose garments as the...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236592077
  • 9781236592071