Medieval Costume and How to Recreate it

Medieval Costume and How to Recreate it

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 10mm | 277g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486429857
  • 9780486429854
  • 58,735

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
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