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Author Racinet, A. (Auguste), 1825-1893, author
Title Costume historique. English
The costume history : from ancient times to the 19th century : all plates in colour / Auguste Racinet
Imprint Cologne [Germany] : Taschen, [2015]
book jacket
 Modern History Library  391.009 R121 2015    AVAILABLE    30550100646676
Descript 752 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
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Series Bibliotheca universalis
Bibliotheca universalis (Taschen (Firm))
Note Originally published in French as 'Le Costume historique', 1888
Includes bibliographical references
Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. This complete reprint presents Racinet's exquisitely precise and colored illustrations, as well as his delightful descriptions and often witty comments. Spanning everything from ancient Etruscan attire to French women's couture, material is arranged according to Racinet's orginal organization by culture and subject. As expansive in its reach as it is passionate in its research and attention to detail, The Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style
Auguste Racinet's "Le costume historique": a monumental 19th century achievement / Francoise Tetart-Vittu -- The ancient world -- The 19th century beyond the borders of Europe -- Europe 400-1800 -- Traditional costume till the late 19th century
Translated from the French
Subject Clothing and dress -- History
Costume -- History
Fashion -- History
Clothing and dress -- History -- Pictorial works
Costume -- History -- Pictorial works
Fashion -- History -- Pictorial works
Alt Author Miller, Chris, 1955- translator
Tétart-Vittu, Françoise, writier of introduction
Alt Title Auguste Racinet, 1825-1893 : costume history
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