The Chronicle of Western Fashion

The Chronicle of Western Fashion

From Ancient Times to the Present Day

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
Presents the evolution of fashion, from ancient Egyptian robes to the very latest Parisian designs, with detailed descriptions of the fabrics used, the cut, pattern, and colors preferred, and a discussion of fashion and social class

Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 1991
ISBN: 9780810939530
Branch Call Number: 391.009 PE
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm


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Apr 23, 2018

Peacock's books should only be used for a very general feel of an era - if that! As all the outfits have been redrawn, the silhouettes are heavily influenced by the illustrator's time and personal eye. Books for true study and reference should use representations that are contemporary to the time period. His series of books are inaccurate and disappointing.

Sep 18, 2011

This is catalogue of drawings of the fashions of the west. Given that it covers the whole of recorded human history, there is not a lot of variation in the outfits. Good for the costume designer or fashion student.


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