The complete costume history : from ancient times to the 19th century = Vollständige kostümgeschichte : vom altertum bis zum 19. jahrhundert = Le costume historique : du monde antique au XIXe siècle. Volume I, All plates in colour = Sämtliche farbtafeln = Les planches complètes en couleurs

Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century, the great work?publi...

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Main Author: Racinet, Auguste.
Format: Book
Language: Múltiple
Publication: Köln : Taschen, 2012.
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Summary: Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century, the great work?published in six volumes containing nearly 500 plates?remains, to this day, completely unique in its scope and detail. Racinet's organization by culture and subject has been preserved in TASCHEN's magnificent and complete reprint, as have excerpts from his delightful descriptions and often witty comments. Volume I contains all plates from Racinet's work, reproduced in brilliant quality and showing the original's love for detail and color. Volume 2 collects the texts accompanying the images, giving descriptions and explanations, as well as the introduction by Françoise Tétart-Vittu. Perusing these beautifully detailed and exquisitely colored illustrations, you'll discover everything from the garb of ancient Etruscans to traditional Eskimo attire to 19th century French women's couture. Though Racinet's study spans the globe from ancient times through his own, his focus is on European clothing from the Middle Ages to the 1880s and this subject is treated with exceeding passion and attention to detail.
Language note: Texto en Inglés, alemán y francés.
ISBN: 9783836531078
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Call Number: 391 RAC V.1
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