Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century Fashion in Detail

Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century Fashion in Detail

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Drawing from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-famous collections, this book offers a rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labor-intensive details seen in fine historical clothing.. The exquisite photographs and clear line drawings will appeal to anyone interested in fashion, historical costume, or textile history, from cut and construction to fabric and trimmings.

Now available from Abrams, this popular book offers a rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labor-intensive details seen in fine historical clothing. Perfect decorative seams, minute stitching, knife-sharp pleats, and voluptuous drapery-all are here, alongside more unusual techniques such as stamping, pinking, and slashing. Most of these effects cannot be replicated by machine, yet many of today's fashion designers take their inspiration from the past, adapting these details to a more contemporary idiom, and to the realities of modern manufacturing. Drawing from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-famous collections, the book contains a gallery of exquisite photographs, accompanied by clear line drawings showing the construction of the complete garment and a text that sets each in the context of its time. This book will appeal to anyone interested in fashion, historical costume, or textile history, from cut and construction to fabric and trimmings.


Publisher: London : V&A Publishing, 2009
ISBN: 9781851775675
1851775676
Branch Call Number: 391.009 HART
Characteristics: 223 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Notes: First published as Historical fashion in detail from the 17th and 18th centuries: London, V&A, 1998
First published in North America as Fashion in detail from the 17th and 18th centuries: Rizzoli, 1998

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KarenW
Mar 16, 2010

The lush photographs of the details of the clothing from this period is preserved for all time in this fabulous volume. You are not looking at costumes here but the actual clothing details of past centuries - quite amazing!

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