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The Resource The art of dress : clothes and society, 1500-1914, by Jane Ashelford ; special photography by Andreas von Einsiedel

The art of dress : clothes and society, 1500-1914, by Jane Ashelford ; special photography by Andreas von Einsiedel

Label
The art of dress : clothes and society, 1500-1914
Title
The art of dress
Title remainder
clothes and society, 1500-1914
Statement of responsibility
by Jane Ashelford ; special photography by Andreas von Einsiedel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The clothing worn in the past affords an invaluable insight into lifestyles that have disappeared forever. Choice of dress has always been affected by numerous influences - social and economic, artistic and technical - and, of course, the vagaries of individual taste. In this delightfully illustrated book, a unique account is offered of the history of dress over four centuries. Drawing on the rich resources of Britain's National Trust properties, which include numerous
  • costume and textile collections, revealing painted portraits, and extensive documentation in the form of family correspondence, diaries, and household papers, Jane Ashelford goes beyond a mere chronicle of cut, shape, and decoration. She looks at the social aspects of dress - how styles were conveyed, how and where materials and clothing were purchased, and what people wore at all levels of society and at all ages, from swaddling bands to widow's weeds. Many remarkable
  • ensembles are seen here, often for the first time, in spectacular photographs specially commissioned from Andreas von Einsiedel. Men's, women's, children's, and servant's attire and accessories provide vital information about the taste, preoccupations, and aspirations of the individuals who wore them, and the world in which they lived
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashelford, Jane
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Einsiedel, Andreas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Costume
  • Fashion
  • Dress accessories
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The art of dress : clothes and society, 1500-1914, by Jane Ashelford ; special photography by Andreas von Einsiedel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Gorgeous Attyre 1500-1603 -- 2. Careless Romance 1603-1660 -- 3. Wigs & Drapery 1660-1720 -- 4. Uniformly Elegant 1720-1780 -- 5. Perfect Cut & Fit 1780-1850 -- 6. Tyranny of Fashion 1850-1914 -- 7. Swaddling to Sailor's Suits: Children's Clothes -- 8. Dress Suitable to their Station: Clothes for Servants
Control code
ocm33282037
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780707801858
Lccn
95044103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33282037
  • (Sirsi) a1236251
Label
The art of dress : clothes and society, 1500-1914, by Jane Ashelford ; special photography by Andreas von Einsiedel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Gorgeous Attyre 1500-1603 -- 2. Careless Romance 1603-1660 -- 3. Wigs & Drapery 1660-1720 -- 4. Uniformly Elegant 1720-1780 -- 5. Perfect Cut & Fit 1780-1850 -- 6. Tyranny of Fashion 1850-1914 -- 7. Swaddling to Sailor's Suits: Children's Clothes -- 8. Dress Suitable to their Station: Clothes for Servants
Control code
ocm33282037
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780707801858
Lccn
95044103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33282037
  • (Sirsi) a1236251

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