Spanning thousands of years of clothing history, this CD-ROM and book collection features an amazing array of apparel—diaphanous gowns of ancient Egypt, traditional attire of Greek peasants and Roman senators, the garb of Viking and Celtic warriors, fur-trimmed robes of the Tudor monarchs, and ... read more
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American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs by Priscilla Harris Dalrymple Over 280 rare photographs document "Sunday best" clothing from the 1840s to the 1890s. Bustles, pantalets, top hats, waistcoats, bowlers, other attire, as well as hairdressing and tonsorial styles.
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A History of Costume by Carl Köhler Egypt, Babylon, Greece up through 19th-century Europe; based on surviving pieces, art work, much more. Includes many clear, measured patterns for reproducing historic costumes. Full text. 595 illustrations.
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American Presidents and First Ladies CD-ROM and Book by Tom Tierney Forty-two presidential couples — from George and Martha Washington to George and Laura Bush, each in 2 outfits, many historically accurate from inaugurals. Costume notes. 168 full-color images.
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Hope's Greek and Roman Designs CD-ROM and Book by Thomas Hope World-famous series of neoclassical illustrations depicts everything from headdresses and sandals to a warrior's armor and a priestess' robes. Clothing styles as well as helmets, chariots, musical instruments, and other objects. 380 black-and-white illustrations.
Spanning thousands of years of clothing history, this CD-ROM and book collection features an amazing array of apparel—diaphanous gowns of ancient Egypt, traditional attire of Greek peasants and Roman senators, the garb of Viking and Celtic warriors, fur-trimmed robes of the Tudor monarchs, and much more. Footwear, headgear, hairstyles, jewelry, and other accessories complete this outstanding reference. Includes background information on each period plus notes on every outfit.
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