A History of Fashion and Costume Set by Alex Woolf
  

A History of Fashion and Costume Set

Written by Alex Woolf
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Part of the History of Fashion & Costume Series

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Synopsis

A History of Fashion and Costume Set by Alex Woolf

A History of Fashion and Costume is an eight-volume set that examines the development of costume and fashion over time, along with the social history that gave rise to it. Introducing readers to the rich world of fashion and dress, this set vividly depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends that led us to the clothing of today. Describing both the practical uses of clothing and the highly impractical clothes that have been used throughout history to convey social status, these volumes provide a compelling look at the effects of fashion and costume on society. Each accessible volume describes the fashions of the time, styles and designs, and the changing use of materials. Beautiful, full-color illustrations and engaging text examine clothing as well as the jewelry, hairstyles, hats, and footwear that accompanied the fashions and made them unique. Special features in each volume include a foreword written by a fashion industry expert as well as a helpful glossary, timeline, and index. Individual volumes cover: hair and make-up worn in ancient Egypt; dressing for war; the symbolic use of fashion accessories; beaver hats and whalebone corsets; New York Society; Spanish and Portuguese colonial costume; costumes for seafaring and traveling; undergarments both in the United States and abroad; France and the Napoleonic style; the royal courts of Spain and Portugal; high performance materials and current styles; and much more.

About the Author

Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf was born in Willesden Green, North-West London in 1964 and studied History and Politics at Essex University. He has travelled in America and Europe and worked variously as an accountant, a warehouse assistant, a print buyer, a door-to-door salesman and a dish washer in a roach-infested restaurant in Florida. Since 1995, he has been editing books for young people, and in 2001, he began to write. He has penned more than 40 books on a surprisingly wide range of topics, including the fantastic new fiction title, Aldo Moon and the Ghost of Gravewood Hall.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
512 pages

Author

Alex Woolf
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Author's Website

alexwoolf.co.uk/

Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th August 2005

ISBN

9780816059430


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