Costume History, by Racinet, is a milestone in the study of clothing and style. As vast in scope as passionate about research and attention to detail, from Eskimo clothing to French haute couture, this unique encyclopedia is a reference work of incalculable value to students, designers, artists, illustrators and historians, as well as A magnificent source of inspiration for anyone interested in fashion and styling.
Edition of 2018, bound in illustrated fabric hardcover, format 25.8 x 38.2 cm, 636 pages profusely illustrated in color. Complete work in one volume. Multilingual edition: German, French and English.
Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Augusta Racinet’s Le costume historique was the most extensive and profound study of the history of clothing that had been published until then. The six volumes deal with the universal history of clothing and fashion from Antiquity to the end of the 19th century. A work that remains a benchmark, both for its size and its detail.
This beautiful edition features Racinet’s exquisitely detailed and colored illustrations, as well as his fascinating descriptions and witty comments. The material, which ranges from the old Etruscan dress to French female haute couture, retains the distribution by cultures and themes originally established by Racinet.
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