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Costume, 1066-1966 by John Peacock

Costume, 1066-1966 (edition 1986)

by John Peacock

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Title:Costume, 1066-1966
Authors:John Peacock
Info:New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1986.
Collections:Your library
Tags:1000s, 1100s, 1200s, 1300s, 1400s, 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, clothing, England, history, reference, pictorial, no bibliography

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Costume by John Peacock



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fantastic reference book for history, but I have knocked off a point because it doesn't have anything on peasants clothing, and the modern (1960's onwards) is just wrong! pen and ink illustrations, no colour. ( )
  lillbjorne | Dec 26, 2015 |
I have a hard time being enthusiastic about this book. It's a collection of hand drawn figures in chronological order to illustrate the evolution of men's and women's fashion over 900 years. My main problem is that ALL of the figures have a distinct 20th century fashion model posture, which distorts the lines of the garments. The pelvic thrust really displays the bias of the artist's timeframe--and not those of the fashions being illustrated. That was not the stance of the 1820s, or the 1540s, for example. And the figures all have tiny, tiny heads, which is more than a little creepy. Go look at original, contemporary sources and skip this book. ( )
  XineGirl | Aug 16, 2011 |
I love this book for an idea of silhouettes and general shape changes. It's also a good place to start with ideas for embellishments, trim styles, etc. Don't buy this as a guide for construction, though, or you'll be disappointed. ( )
  RogueBelle | Jul 10, 2009 |
my medieval costuming group declares unequivocally that this is one of the worst books/authors on the topic and to steer clear! ( )
  swansister | Feb 23, 2008 |
A basic book to give you an idea of fashion through time. ( )
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Here is the revised, expanded and updated edition of this unrivaled collection of drawings ranging over ten centuries of English historical costume. More than a thousand illustrations, based on surviving garments and contemporary paintings and photographs, demonstrate the astonishing changes in men's and women's clothing over the centuries. The evolution of particular garments can easily be traced, from their origins through their fashionable epochs, to their inevitable demise and resurgence. Designed for quick reference, the book is divided into the reigns of the British monarchs, and the costumes have been chosen to reflect analogous developments in the United States and Europe.… (more)

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