European Costume and Fashion 1490-1790
European Costume and Fashion 1490-1790

European Costume and Fashion 1490-1790

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This authoritative and exhaustive guide carefully traces the evolution of wearing apparel in Western Europe—from the late Tudor period (1490) through part of the reign of George III (1790). Relying on period paintings and prints to illustrate various elements of clothing, the authors have meticulously dated every costume and detail. Graphic artists and designers for the theatre, motion pictures, and television will find the permission-free illustrations in this comprehensive guide indespensable. Costume enthusiasts will delight in its pictorial coverage.

European Costume and Fashion 1490-1790, first published in 2001, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1929 by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York and B.T. Bratsford Ltd., London, under the title Historic Costume: A Chronicle of Fashion in Western Europe, 1490-1790. The only significant alteration consists in reproducing the seven color plates in black and white for the Dover edition.

Francis M. Kelly and Randolph Schwabe, 2003, Paperback, 320 Pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-486-42322-7.
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