Costume and Fashion: The Evolution of European Dress Through the Earlier Ages (Classic Reprint)

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Despite the multiplicity of books on Costume already available, I found frequently in the early days of my professional work the greatest difficulty in securing authentic dated information to enable me to portray faithfully the modes and fashions of a chosen period. Many years ago, therefore, I started to compile a chronological list of dated notes and sketches on Costume and accessories, and have continually added to the list examples of unquestioned authenticity. It has been of the greatest value in the supervision of costumes for historical plays, pageants and films, and formed the basis of my course of lectures on Costume.

Much of the information given in this volume has been published before, and is available elsewhere, in fragmentary form, to anyone who has the industry and the time to pursue the details in a hundred books (in half a dozen languages) and a thousand illuminated mss., pictures, statues, mosaics and frescoes scattered throughout Europe, together with the knowledge to extract therefrom the facts of design and period which they record.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - Herbert Norris


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ISBN - 9780656433070

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm

Page Count - 366


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ISBN - 9780282551858

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm

Page Count - 368

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