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From Neolithic plant-fiber skirts, Ancient Egyptian linen shifts, and Classical togas through Mongolian shamanic robes, Japanese kimonos, and Indian saris to nineteenth-century Tyrolean dirndls, contemporary African ceremonial attire, and today's Middle Eastern burqas, every notable geographical region, historical period, and style of dress is covered here.All aspects of dFrom Neolithic plant-fiber skirts, Ancient Egyptian linen shifts, and Classical togas through Mongolian shamanic robes, Japanese kimonos, and Indian saris to nineteenth-century Tyrolean dirndls, contemporary African ceremonial attire, and today's Middle Eastern burqas, every notable geographical region, historical period, and style of dress is covered here.All aspects of dress and accessories are discussed: basic men's and women's clothing, footwear, outerwear, hairstyles, headgear, jewelry, armor, special costumes, garment decoration, and face and body modification. More than one thousand illustrations include both vintage and modern-day photographs of local people in local clothing; color plates of museum-quality artifacts on display or posed on mannequins; historical paintings, miniatures, woodblock prints, and other artworks showing traditional clothing; line drawings illustrating traditional motifs and designs; and more than fifty specially commissioned maps.As well as discovering remarkable examples of actual garments and accessories, Patricia R. Anawalt has unearthed stunning representations of authentic worldwide dress in the form of statues, figurines, busts, stone plaques, monumental carvings, friezes, murals, mosaics, and pottery. Historical backgrounds on each region include descriptions of population, geography, and climate, allowing the reader to understand fully the development of an area's clothing customs....

Title : The Worldwide History of Dress
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ISBN : 9780500513637
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 608 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Worldwide History of Dress Reviews

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-08 22:55

    Fascinating and well-researched survey of the traditions of clothing, jewelry, and body art throughout the world from archeological findings to modern trends. I grabbed this from the library originally to have a fun coffee table book to look at and ended up reading the whole thing from front to back eagerly. Illuminating and inspiring. Links are made between different cultures, examining how factors of environment, trade, religion, and social structure contribute to the myriad of ways humans have chosen to dress themselves.

  • Nada
    2019-02-23 23:56

    I was looking for an inspiring history book that can inspire me to paint. I can not say enough about this book, the way they put the information regard different clothes design, prints, patterns etc made enjoy reading and encouraged me to learn more about the included cultures .. I ended up doing a course project from this book ... lovely coffee table book .. Enjoy and get inspired

  • K.
    2019-03-11 02:51

    Amazing read with gorgeous photos.Plenty thick, so there's tons of new and interesting info to be learned here.

  • Chelsea
    2019-03-09 20:34

    A very big and interesting book about the history of the way people dress all over the world! It was very interesting!