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Fashion in Costume 1200-1980

Nunn, J

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ISBN 10: 0805239057 / ISBN 13: 9780805239058
Published by Schocken, 1984
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0805239057 Nunn, Joan. Fashion in Costume, 1200-1980. New York City: Schocken Books, 1984. 256pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 8vo. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good with previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good with an old price label affixed to rear panel and a slightly faded spine. Bookseller Inventory # UNUNFAS00LR

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Title: Fashion in Costume 1200-1980

Publisher: Schocken

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Throughout history, clothes have been worn not only for warmth and protection but also, with constant variety and innovation, to convey status, wealth, occupation, personality, and social and moral values. Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the Western world over the past eight centuries not only gives the reader a vivid visual impression of the clothes themselves but also outlines the historical and social background and the changes in manufacturing techniques and fashionable lifestyle that have influenced the way costume has developed and the manner in which it has been worn.
Each of the eight chapters covers a specific period, with an introductory section followed by descriptions of the undergarments, outer garments, hats, footwear, hairstyles, accessories, jewelry, fabrics, and colors worn by men, women, and children. There are more than 800 line drawings especially made by the author from contemporary sources such as carvings, paintings, portraits, fashion plates, and photographs.
This is an invaluable, copiously illustrated reference book for students of costume, social history, and the visual arts and for those involved in designing costumes for the theatre. It is also a fascinating book for anyone interested in fashion and the art of dress.

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Joan Nunn worked in a couture house, was a designer and teacher at Toynbee Drama School, and taught dress at the West of England College of Art before becoming Costume Supervisor at the Old Vic Theatre. She held the position of Head of the Department of Dress and Textiles at Canterbury College of Art until her retirement.

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