Cover of Le costume historique. Book Info. Icons, Metadata. Author: Racinet, A. Publisher: Firmin-Didot et cie. Published: Subject(s): Art and Design;. They are a six volume set, published between and and written by Auguste Racinet (), covering historical costumes. Racinet’s Costume History is a landmark in the study of clothing and style. From Eskimo attire to high French couture, this unrivalled encyclopedia.

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Le costume historique

Previous Under the canopy of heaven: Learn more about Amazon Prime. This is an incredible and impressive collection of fashion images that leaves little untold. Though I have used it a lot, I wish it was more complete.

Fashion-journal editors, too, enthused over his work, in search of fancy dress ideas for the carnivals. It was also the first fashion book to use colour lithography. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Le costume historique

January 27, at Its quite lovely really, and is costtume useful when I am reading a historical novel and want a visual. Le Costume historique was an ambitious publication. Pages with related products. Volume 5 begins with the end of the 16 th Century and the dawn of the 17 th, concentrating on Europe leading on to our favourite period, the 18 th Century.


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It’s a fantastic history of the costumes. Merkwaardig week 5 www. Its minutely detailed drawings auguse costumes from around the world and its plates depicting historic furniture and interiors provide a wealth of information and its scale has never been equalled. Everything including the kitchen sink really! Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Definitive History of Costume and Style.

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And so to Volume 6, the final one which continues 18 th Century European fashions and takes us into the 19 th Century, ending with a look at the Nordic countries together with Holland, Scotland, England, Germany and Switzerland.

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See and discover other items: Confusing are the descriptions on ayguste page: Complete Costume History Hardcover. The book is more suitable for the coffee table make sure you have a big one to impress your guests than as a serious reference. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


This entry was posted in Augusge of the Month. Share your thoughts with other customers. It consisted of some pictorial plates; double- and treble-tinted lithographs and full-colour chromolithographs. Racinet told auuguste the meaning of live in all the sicles, with clothes, shoes, jewels, and everytthing that the people dressed in that days. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. However, you also get an example of illustrations and drawings that you just don’t see now a days.


Racinet’s organization by culture and subject has been preserved in TASCHEN’s magnificent and complete reprint, as have excerpts from his delightful descriptions and often witty comments.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The tacinet, however, is not that impressive. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. His work is a veritable treasure-trove, covering more than 2, years of costume and offering us valuable insight into the applied arts and the changing notions of what constitutes a work of art.