The Dictionary of Fashion History

The Dictionary of Fashion History

Valerie Cumming


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A Dictionary of English Costume by way of C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis Cunnington and Charles Beard used to be initially released in 1960. A enormous fulfillment and encyclopaedic in scope, it used to be a accomplished catalogue of style phrases from the mid-medieval interval as much as 1900. It was once reissued and up to date numerous occasions, for the final time in 1976. for many years it has served as a bible for dress historians.

The Dictionary of favor History thoroughly updates and supplementations the Cunningtons' landmark paintings to deliver it as much as the current day. that includes extra phrases and revised definitions, this re-creation represents a necessary reference for dress historians, scholars of style background, or someone interested in growing interval dress for the theatre, movie or tv. it's also interesting interpreting for these easily attracted to the subject.

Clear, concise, and meticulous intimately, this crucial reference solutions numerous questions on the subject of the historical past of costume and adornment and grants to be a definitive consultant for generations to come.

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