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The definitive costume book: a glorious celebration of ethnographic clothing that brilliantly traces influences from culture to culture around the globe.From Neolithic plant-fiber skirts, Ancient Egyptian linen shifts, and Classical togas through Mongolian shamanic robes, Japanese kimonos, and Indian saris to nineteenth-century Tyrolean dirndls, contemporary African ceremonial attire, and today's Middle Eastern burqas, every notable geographical region, historical period, and style of dress is covered here.
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Patricia Rieff Anawalt is Director Emerita of the Center for the Study of Regional Dress at the Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, and an authority on worldwide regional dress. Her publications include The Worldwide History of Dress. She lives in Los Angeles.Review:
“A compelling history of dress across the globe. Full of surprises. Immensely rewarding both to view and to read. Packed with artistic wonders and fascinating minutia”
- Journal of Anthropological Research
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, London, 2007. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First. "Brilliantly tracing influences from culture to culture, this tour-de-force journey across the globe includes descriptions of each region's population, geography and climate, allowing the reader to understand the development of an area's clothign customs. Complete with an extensive reference section, this treasure trove of information is a glorious celebrtion of ethnographic clothing and is destined to be the standard reference work on the subject." Over 1000 illustrations. This is a large and heavy book and additional postage may be requested. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 020664
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 608 pages. 11.25x9.50x2.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0500513635