The Chronicle of Western Costume

The Chronicle of Western Costume

From the Ancient World to the Late Twentieth Century

  1. John Peacock
  • ISBN 9780500511510
  • 27.90 x 20.30 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 224pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2003
‘The definitive guide to the history of western costume’ – Antiques Info
‘This amazing book is a wonderful resource for designers and costume makers, or those interested in the history of fashion ... the clear and detailed illustrations together with an illustrated glossary of technical terms make it an indispensable reference for fashion students’ – Sewingworld

Here, in more than one thousand full-colour illustrations, is the history of Western costume, from ancient Egypt to Paris fashion.

John Peacock’s meticulous drawings are organized in chronological sections and accompanied by detailed descriptions of each figure, including the individual items of costume shown and the many types of fabric, cut, pattern and colour that have been used over the centuries. An illustrated glossary gives additional information on technical terms.

The Chronicle of Western Costume is the unrivalled reference work on its subject. No student or designer in the performing arts, costume and fashion enthusiast, collector or social historian will want to be without it.

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