Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages, Volumes 1-5

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages, Volumes 1-5

Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast, Sarah Hermsen


From the hairy hides most likely worn by way of Neanderthals to clothier denims, this set meant for middle-schoolers surveys how humans have lined and embellished themselves throughout the a long time and around the globe. The volumes conceal the traditional international; Early Cultures around the Globe; ecu tradition from the Renaissance to the trendy period; smooth international half I, 1900-1945; and glossy international half II, 1946-2003.

Within every one quantity, association is by way of tradition ("Ancient Rome," "African Cultures") or via interval ("The 16th Century," "1946-1960"). Following a quick advent that offers historical past and context, each one bankruptcy is split into sections protecting "Clothing," "Headwear," "Body Decoration," and "Footwear," and inside of each one of those different types are an summary and among one and 20 alphabetically ordered entries on particular goods or types. for instance, the bankruptcy on Europe within the 17th century has entries for breeches, bustles, stomachers, and waistcoats, between different articles of garments. The bankruptcy on Africa describes beadwork, physique portray, and lip plugs, between different varieties of ornament. There are 430 entries in all, starting from a paragraph or to a web page, and every concludes with citations to some references, together with sites, for more information. Sidebars spotlight similar issues, equivalent to hygiene and sumptuary laws.

Each quantity comprises an analogous word list, time line, and basic bibliography. additionally repeated in every one quantity are numerous entry aids, together with a collection desk of contents, an alphabetical checklist of entries, an inventory of entries through classification (clothing, headwear, etc.), and an index.

Although profusely and colorfully illustrated with pictures and reproductions of work, the set might use a few drawings to boot. It's demanding to photograph what a farthingale, a fontange, or a haori truly appear like in keeping with descriptions within the textual content. This apart, the paintings is striking for its association, breadth of assurance, and tasty layout. Strongly steered for college and public libraries, it is going to most likely entice an viewers past its unique readers. RBB

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