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Costume and Fashion: A Concise History

Laver, James; Probert, Christina

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ISBN 10: 0195203909 / ISBN 13: 9780195203905
Published by Oxford University Press, New York, 1983
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Interesting. 122 plates, 58 in color of fashions as they've changed. Book is new/tight and could be gifted. Edition and printing not stated. Extremely minor edgewear on bottom of cover. Bookseller Inventory # 000668

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Title: Costume and Fashion: A Concise History

Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: presumed first edition

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From the invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the birth of grunge in the 1990s; from the neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today - this is a guide to the landmarks of costume history and to the forms and materials used through the ages. Also featured are the underlying motives of fashion and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to attract or to influence others. This is a revised edition of Laver's study. It includes a new final chapter by Amy de la Haye, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in which she chronicles the trends and developments in fashion from 1940 to the 1990s, with a special emphasis on international design and designers. A new selection of illustrations for this section is included.

About the Author:

The late James Laver was Keeper of the Departments of Prints and Drawings and of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1938 until 1959.

Amy de la Haye is Senior Research Fellow at the London College of Fashion.

Andrew Tucker is a fashion writer, author of The London Fashion Book and co-author of Costume and Fashion.

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