New York: Thames & Hudson Inc., 2007.
First Edition. Hardcover.
Presentation inscription signed by the author on title page and dated in the year of publication (2007). First Edition.
A history of clothing which covers every notable geographical region, historical period, and style of dress – from Neolithic plant-fiber skirts, Ancient Egyptian linen shifts, and Classical togas to 19th century Tyrolean dirndls, contemporary African ceremonial attire, and modern Middle Eastern burqas.
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. With over 1,000 illustrations including 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, statues, figurines, busts, stone plaques, monumental carvings, friezes, murals, mosaics, and pottery. Includes line drawings illustrating traditional motifs and designs and over 50 specially commissioned maps. Historical background on each region is also provided which includes descriptions of population, geography, and climate to give context for development of an area's clothing customs.Item #901355
9-1/2 x 11-1/4”, green cloth, pictorial endpapers, ribbon marker, 608pp, notes, bibliography, glossary, index, over 1000 illustrations, 900 of which are in color.
A bit of toning to edges of leaves, rubbing to title-page, tiny faint stain and roughing to leaves on two facing pages of introduction, tight, square, cloth bright and clean, corners crisp, very good + in lightly rubbed dust wrapper and protective mylar.
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