The Chronicle of Western Fashion

The Chronicle of Western Fashion

From Ancient Times to the Present Day

Book - 1991
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This easy-to-use sourcebook of fashion in the Western world spans 40 centuries from ancient Egyptian robes to today's latest Parisian designs. Arranged chronologically, over 1,000 meticulous color drawings record the astonishing variety of ways in which the human form can be adorned. This is the indispensable reference that no collector, social historian, or fashion enthusiast should be without. Over 1,000 color illustrations.
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 1991
ISBN: 9780810939530
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm


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Apr 23, 2018

Peacock's books should only be used for a very general feel of an era - if that! As all the outfits have been redrawn, the silhouettes are heavily influenced by the illustrator's time and personal eye. Books for true study and reference should use representations that are contemporary to the time period. His series of books are inaccurate and disappointing.

Sep 18, 2011

This is catalogue of drawings of the fashions of the west. Given that it covers the whole of recorded human history, there is not a lot of variation in the outfits. Good for the costume designer or fashion student.


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