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Survey Of Historic Costume: A History Of Western Dress

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Survey of Historic Costume   September 24, 2010

This was a great addition to a costume history course. I used it for my MAT 559 course at UK. It seems a little expensive because it is a new text from 2010 however the book is extremely up to date regarding fashion and trends. The book features a huge amount of pictures and covers terms from the ancient Egyptians to the 1970s in America. The book also features historic information on the social and economic times and how these affect the perception of dress and art. It was by far the most interesting course and text that I used in college.

Survey Of Historic Costume: A History Of Western Dress: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Updated and redesigned with full-color illustrations, this authoritative text on costume history provides a complete chronology of Western dress that discusses the fashion of each era within its historical, cultural, and economic contexts.

Author Biography

Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, The City University of New York.
Keith Eubank is Professor Emeritus at Queens College, The City University of New York.

Table of Contents

The Ancient Middle East 3500-600 B.C.
Crete and Greece c. 2900-300 B.C.
Etruria and Rome c. 800 B.C.-A.D. 400
The Early Middle Ages c. 300-1300
The Late Middle Ages c. 1300-1500
The Italian Renaissance c. 1400-1600
The Northern Renaissance c. 1500-1600
The Seventeenth Century 1600-1700
The Eighteenth Century 1700-1800
The Directoire Period and the Empire Period 1790-1820
The Romantic Period 1820-1850
The Crinoline Period 1850-1869
The Bustle Period and Nineties 1870-1900
The Edwardian Period and World War I 1900-1920
The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II 1920-1947
The New Look and Beyond 1947-1960
The Sixties and Seventies: Style Tribes Emerge 1960-1980
The Eighties and Nineties: Affluence and Information
The 21st Century: The New Millennium
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