Illustrated Handbook of Western European Costume : 13th to mid-19th Century
Iris BrookeISBN: 0486427471;
Book Description "An admirable series of drawings, boldly conceived and clearly executed."-- The Times [London] Literary Supplement. This valuable survey uses theatrical costumes as contemporary clues to the wearing apparel that was in vogue in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and Flanders from 1260 to 1840. Enhanced with the author's charming, accurately rendered illustrations, the study meticulously describes more than 200 costumes. Immensely useful to costume and cultural historians, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the evolution of clothing styles. 176 black-and-white illustrations. 304pp.+32-page full-color insert.