Auguste Racinet. The Costume History (Bibliotheca Universalis)

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$27.68
UPC:
9783836555401
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
TASCHEN (May 31, 2019)
Shipping Weight:
2.9 pounds
Language:
English
Series:
Bibliotheca Universalis
Product Dimensions:
6 x 1.8 x 8 inches
Binding:
Hardcover
Pages:
752
ISBN-10:
3836555409
ISBN-13:
978-3836555401
Author:
Franoise Ttart-Vittu

Product Overview

Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinets Le Costume historique was in its day 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 TASCHEN reprint presents Racinets exquisitely precise color illustrations, as well as his delightful descriptions and often witty commentary. Spanning everything from ancient Etruscan attire to French womens couture, material is arranged according to Racinets original plan by culture and subject. As expansive in its reach as it is passionate in its research and attention to detail, Racinet's 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.

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