More than a pictorial archive of medieval dress and decoration, this beautiful collection is also valuable for its discerning scholarship. A magnificent compilation of artwork from Henry Shaw's detailed study of court life in the Middle Ages, this splendid book provides a grand display of medieval fi... read more
Customers who bought this book also bought:
Our Editors also recommend:
Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná, Jan Durdík Over 400 accurate royalty-free illustrations depict items ranging from simple peasant tunics and robes to battle equipment and armor of warriors and fur-lined cloaks and brocaded garments of the aristocracy.
Historic American Costumes and How to Make Them by Mary Evans Easy-to-use illustrated handbook presents step-by-step instructions and patterns for clothes and accessories from colonial times through the Civil War. A bonus CD features every pattern in vector files.
Christian Art and Imagery by Alan Weller From the greatest works of Eastern and Western art comes this breathtaking collection. Its 200 color and 13 black-and-white illustrations include paintings by Raphael and Van Eyck, plus mosaic and stained glass imagery.
Geometric Genius Stained Glass Coloring Book by Henry Shaw Sixteen designs from an 1848 volume, The Glazier's Booke by Henry Shaw, offer authentic Victorian stained glass patterns hailed by The Art Journal as "very quaint and curious" and "most elaborately beautiful."
More than a pictorial archive of medieval dress and decoration, this beautiful collection is also valuable for its discerning scholarship. A magnificent compilation of artwork from Henry Shaw's detailed study of court life in the Middle Ages, this splendid book provides a grand display of medieval figures and fashions of the times. Reproduced directly from Shaw's original, hand-colored plates and identified by brief captions, more than 200 superb illustrations depict knights in battle, ladies in waiting, kings, queens, popes, and commoners, as well as armor and weapons, jewelry, and other decorative accessories. Skillfully adapted from rare paintings, illuminated manuscripts, tapestries, textiles, and stained glass windows, these lovely illustrations will be invaluable to fashion historians and costume designers. Craftworkers will find them equally useful.
Compiled from Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages by Hanery Shaw, published by William Pickering, London, 1843.
This book was printed in the United States of America.
Dover books are made to last a lifetime. Our US book-manufacturing partners produce the highest quality books in the world and they create jobs for our fellow citizens. Manufacturing in the United States also ensures that our books are printed in an environmentally friendly fashion, on paper sourced from responsibly managed forests.