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Fashion in the age of the Black Prince

Item Name: Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince: A Study of the Years 1340-1365 by Stella Mary Newton

 

$41.55

 

Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince: A Study of the Years 1340-1365 by Stella Mary Newton

Hardcover, Pub Date: February 2008

A close study of clothes worn by aristocratic families and their households at the time of the Black Prince - and of Chaucer - showing Europe-wide influences.

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Something of a landmark in the history of dress... the period is notably rich in its documentation and by carefully analysing both the manuscript sources and published accounts [the author] is able to produce an abundantly detailed narrative of the changes in fashion... Tighter clothes outraged moralists, incensed monastic chroniclers and stirred poets... in the last chapter the author discuss[es] the relationship of the garments she has meticulously reconstructed with their possible representations in manuscript illumination, sculpture and painting... Of lasting value... a pioneering book which will be of enduring value to historians of dress and art alike. APOLLO

The evidence for this scholarly and detailed study is drawn in the first instance from documentary sources... contemporary illustrations reinforce the written evidence... The book contains much that is of wider interest than the subject matter suggests: the various mottoes used by Edward III are discussed, and the problem of his expanding waistline is revealed; there are interesting sidelights on the new orders of chivalry. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

1340 to 1363 were years notable for dramatic developments in fashion and for extravagant spending on costume, foreshadowing the later luxury of Richard II's court. Stella Mary Newton's ground-breaking study discusses the costume of the period in quite remarkable detail, drawing on surviving accounts from the royal courts, the evidence of chronicles and poetry (often from unpublished manuscripts), and contemporary paintings. Her exploration of aspects of chivalry, particularly the choice of mottoes and devices worn at tournaments, and of the exchange of gifts of clothingbetween reigning monarchs, offers new insights into the social history of the times, and she has much to say that is crucial to the study of illuminated manuscripts of the fourteenth century.
 

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1340 to 1363 were years remarkable for dramatic developments in fashion and for extravagant spending on costume, foreshadowing the later luxury of Richard II's court. Stella Mary Newton broke new ground with this detailed study, which discusses fourteenth-century costume in detail. She draws on surviving accounts from the Royal courts, the evidence of chronicles and poetry (often from unpublished manuscripts), and representations in painting, sculpture and manuscript illumination. Her exploration of aspects of chivalry, particularly the choice of mottoes and devices worn at tournaments, and of the exchange of gifts of clothing between reigning monarchs, offers new insights into the social history of the times, and she has much to say that is relevant to the study of illuminated manuscripts of the fourteenth century. STELLA MARY NEWTON's lifelong interest in costume has been the mainspring of her work, from early days as a stage and costume designer (including designing the costumes for the first production of T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral) to her later work at the National Gallery advising on the implications of costume for the purpose of dating, and at the Courtauld Institute where she set up the department for the study of the history of dress.

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Something of a landmark in the history of dress... the period is notably rich in its documentation, and by carefully analysing both the manuscript sources and published accounts (the author) is able to produce an abundantly detailed narrative of the changes in fashion... Tighter clothes outraged moralists, incensed monastic chroniclers and stirred poets... in the last chapter the author discuss(es) the relationship of the garments she has meticulously reconstructed with their possible representations in manuscript illumination, sculpture and painting... Of lasting value... a pioneering book which will be of enduring value to historians of dress and art alike. APOLLO The evidence for this scholarly and detailed study is drawn in the first instance from documentary sources... contemporary illustrations reinforce the written evidence... The book contains much that is of wider interest than the subject matter suggests: the various mottoes used by Edward III are discussed, and the problem of his expanding waistline is revealed; there are interesting sidelights on the new orders of chivalry. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW (Michael Prestwich)
 


 

Historical Fashion in Detail

Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries

by Avril Hart, Susan North, Richard Davis Photographer

Paperback, Pub Date: May 2003

Now available from fynehats, this popular book offers a rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labor-intensive details seen in fine historical clothing. Perfect decorative seams, minute stitching, knife-sharp pleats, and voluptuous drapery--all are here, alongside more unusual techniques such as stamping, pinking, and slashing. Most of these effects cannot be replicated by machine, yet many of today's fashion designers take their inspiration from the past, adapting these details to a more contemporary idiom, and to the realities of modern manufacturing. Drawing from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-famous collections, the book contains a gallery of exquisite photographs, accompanied by clear line drawings showing the construction of the complete garment and a text that sets each in the context of its time. This book will appeal to anyone interested in fashion, historical costume, or textile history, from cut and construction to fabric and trimmings.

 

$43.55

 

 


 

1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company

Paperback, Pub Date: January 1999

Over 700 black-and-white illustrations, detailed descriptions, and prices for a vast array of upscale women's clothing and accessories -- dresses, bathing suits, cloche hats, shoes, much more. Attire for men and children, too.

Item Name: 1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company
Item Number: ISBN: 0486402932
Price: $15.00

 


Gothic and Lolita

Paperback, Pub Date: May 2007

The Japanese fashion phenomenon, born in the underground clubs of Tokyo and Osaka, has now made its way onto the streets
- Eccentric fashions, inspired by western Gothic, Victoriana and Rococo style have taken on a cultish following
- From the same family as Phaidon's bestselling Fruits and Fresh Fruits, this is a new and exclusive collection of photographs taken in the downtown areas of Harajuka and Akihabara, by the cult photographer Masayuki Yoshinaga (b.1964)
- Hundreds of teenagers pose for the camera in their imaginative and often surreal outfits and offer personal insights into the ideas behind their personal fashion choices
- A mixture of high fashion and homemade items, their creations provide inspiration to professional and would-be designers, as well as teenagers and 'Gothic"--fans

Item Name: Gothic and Lolita
Item Number: ISBN: 0714847852
Price: $30.00

 


 

Cristobal Balenciaga: The Couturiers' Couturier (1895-1972)

by Lesley Ellis Miller

Paperback, Pub Date: September 2007

Item Name: Cristobal Balenciaga: The Couturiers' Couturier (1895-1972)
Item Number: ISBN: 1851775226
Price: $30.00

 


 

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Historical Fashon in Detail Book

Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries
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ISBN: 0810966085