WESTERN WORLD COSTUME by Carolyn G. Bradley

WESTERN WORLD COSTUME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An Outline History"" facilitates reference to a comprehensive compendium of costumes from primitive times to 1952, with an increasing emphasis on the variations of fashion in modern times. A general chronology of historical events and social changes precedes each chapter in which fashions for both men and women, dress, hair, headdress, footwear, accessories, jewelry, colors, and make-up are included and illustrated with explicit line drawings. Each period (prehistoric; Egypt; Asiatic Empires; Greece; Rome; Byzantium; the Middle Ages; and the centuries-either whole- or in part) is followed by a bibliography of other works to be consulted and a glossary of terms... For fashion or (theatrical) costume designers- and illustrators, an excellent single volume at an accessible price.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1954
Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts