Worldwide History of Dress

ISBN-10: 0500513635
ISBN-13: 9780500513637
Edition: 2007
List price: $100.00
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Description: The definitive costume book: a glorious celebration of ethnographic clothing that brilliantly traces influences from culture to culture around the globe. From Neolithic plant-fiber skirts, Ancient Egyptian linen shifts, and Classical togas through  More...

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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 7.414
Language: English

The definitive costume book: a glorious celebration of ethnographic clothing that brilliantly traces influences from culture to culture around the globe. 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 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. 1,100 illustrations and photographs, 800 in color.

Patricia Rieff Anawalt is Director Emerita of the Center for the Study of Regional Dress at the Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, and an authority on worldwide regional dress. Her publications include The Worldwide History of Dress. She lives in Los Angeles.

The Middle East
The Ancient Near East
The Arabian Peninsula
The Eastern Mediterranean
The Iranian Plateau
Europe
Prehistoric Europe
Classical Europe
The European Folk Tradition
Central Asia
Mongolia
The Silk Road
East Asia
China
Korea
Japan
South Asia
India
The Himalayan Kingdoms
Southeast Asia
Mainland
Island
Oceania
Australia
Melanesia
Micronesia
Polynesia
North America
The Arctic
The Northwest Coast
The Woodlands
The Plains
The Southwest
Mesoamerica
South America
The Ancient Andes
The Present Andes
Amazonia
Patagonia
Africa
East Africa
South Africa
Central Africa
West Africa
North Africa

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