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A history of fashion and costume. Volume 5, The eighteenth century

by Rooney, Anne.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction 391.009 RO
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  391.009 RO
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 391 R67
Location  Northland Public Library
 
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CLP - Carrick Reference rq GT585.R66 2005
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Collection  Reference
 
Call Number  rq GT585.R66 2005
 
 
Summary
A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time - from the earliest cave dwellers to the present - along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index.
Additional Information
Subjects Clothing and dress -- History -- 18th century.
Fashion -- History -- 18th century.
Publisher New York :Facts on File,2005
Other Titles Eighteenth century
18th century
Language English
Description 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index.
ISBN 0816059489
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