Survey of Historic Costume

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Is the best-selling introduction to Western dress from the ancient world through the twenty-first century. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. With visuals, illustrated tables, and in-depth discussions, readers come to recognize recurring themes and concepts and understand the role of dress from a diverse, global perspective. The new edition features more than 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations, a new feature that examines global dress, and a fully updated chapter on the twenty-first century.

New Student Resources

~ Survey of Historic Costume STUDIO features digital study tools such as visual flashcards, self-quizzes, videos, and assignments and activities and includes a free Student Study Guide eBook to help students master concepts and improve grades.

New to this Edition

~ Chapter Timelines present an overview and images of historic events in each chapter focusing on fashion and textiles, politics and conflicts, decorative and fine arts, economics and trade, technology, and religion

~ New Global Connections boxed highlights dress and textiles from around the world including China, India, Japan, Latin America, Africa and more

~ New Chapter 20 covering twenty-first century dress from 2000 to present

Key Features 

~ Contemporary Comments from contemporary sources provide a sense of the attitude toward clothing of individuals of the period

~ Modern Influences photo feature explains historic costume is reinterpreted in modern fashion design

~ Visual Summary Tables show clear line drawing of period garments and Illustrated Tables depict important accessories, footwear and headwear

 

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