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by Iris Brooke

eBook History of English Costume download ISBN: 0413291804
Author: Iris Brooke
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd; 4th edition (October 5, 1972)
Language: English
Pages: 300
ePub: 1201 kb
Fb2: 1711 kb
Rating: 4.8
Other formats: lit lrf lrf mbr
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A History of English Costume. This book contains some basic lay-outs for historical clothing, from ancient Egypt up to the 1860s and 1870s.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A History of English Costume. Of course, many decades have elapsed since the publication of this book. You will want to cross-reference its contents to what you can find on the internet today. Google is an invaluable source of illustrations and advice!

A History Of English Costume book.

A History Of English Costume book.

Miss Brooke is a well known as an authority on historical costume. In this single volume she covers a history of dress in England from earliest times. A history of. English costume. Other books by iris brooke. The book contains an ample text, four coloured plates, and nearly three hundred drawings in line. This book will prove to be a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the subject, providing a vast amount of information and detail that will be of use to theatrical designers, both professional and amateur. English Children’s Costume since 1775. English Costume in the Age of Elizabeth. English Costume of the Early Middle Ages. The book contains an ample text, four coloured plates, and nearly three hundred drawings in line

Miss Brooke is a well known as an authority on historical costume.

History of English Costume. Published by Methuen Publishing Ltd 05/10/1972 (1972). This book is in stock now, in our UK premises. ISBN 10: 0413290204 ISBN 13: 9780413290205.

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In this single volume she covers a history of dress in England from earliest times.

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Comments: (7)
Awene
This can be an aggravating book. On the plus side, Kohler includes pictures of a great many extant garments, which are invaluable as a resource (the book's value as a source rises considerably after 1500 for this reason). On the other hand, there are many "patterns"--especially in the medieval period--which, unless you read carefully, can be interpreted as being taken from extant garments, and the introduction claims almost outright that these diagrams are "correct." They are not, being instead Kohler's own hypotheses. Many of them do not work as patterns. I have known many a beginner who took these diagrams as gospel and have ended up with nothing resembling an actual medieval garment. Use the illustrations (but not the "patterns") and the book can have some degree of usefulness.
Yanki
This book contains some basic lay-outs for historical clothing, from ancient Egypt up to the 1860s and 1870s. Of course, many decades have elapsed since the publication of this book. You will want to cross-reference its contents to what you can find on the internet today. Google is an invaluable source of illustrations and advice!

Various garments are illustrated from the back as well as from the front, along with their underpinnings. There are color plates that show actual people wearing the garments being illustrated. Actual outfits from museums are included as well. Hairstyles are nicely represented.

Nowadays, the major pattern companies -- Butterick, Simplicity, Vogue, and others -- have whole sections of patterns for historical attire, from he 1870s all the way back to ancient Egypt. Finding the fabrics is going to be an even greater challenge than putting together a workable pattern. (I have had it said to me that you have to go to an upholstery store to find equivalents of the damasks, brocades, and the like.)

In conclusion, I can say that with some historical attire, you are lucky to find any patterns as a guide at all! Being a good seamstress/tailor, or having such a craftsperson on your side can help in putting together the accurate costume that you want.
Porgisk
This book is based in part on Racinet's "Le Costume Historique," one of the first encyclopedic reviews of costumes worn throughout the ages and around the world. this book includes other sources as well. The text is concise but very informative. I especially appreciate the extensive Glossary. I really enjoy reading historical fiction and biographies, and so this is a very useful reference in helping me imagine what the characters are wearing.
Syleazahad
I purchased this book to use as a reference for making historical costumes for doll figures, but it wasn't as useful as I thought it would be. Although it contains photos and illustrations, most of the book is text. The photos are black and white stills of ancient artwork and artifacts depicting historical garments, and people dressed in costume reproductions; many of the photos are not clear and are very dark. The book also contains drawings of patterns for recreating some of the costumes. I found these a bit difficult to decipher, although what works on a full-size person doesn't always work for a doll since one must always be aware of scale and strive to avoid the bulk created by too many layers of fabric. Except where noted, no hint of colors were given for even the most common garments of a particular era. A few colored illustrations throughout would have broken up the monotony of the written descriptions. For me, the biggest shortcoming of the book was that the nationalities I was interested in were not included. In conclusion, this book is not as complete as it could have been and should only be considered a last resort when researching a particular historical costume.
JOGETIME
We rent out costumes to local community groups. Many times what they describe in regards to the time period doesn't match up to what they are envisioning. The colored renderings are a perfect reference to catch the period reference.
Jay
I enjoyed this book a lot, and have found much of the information helpful. Some of it has to be taken with a grain of salt, but for its time, it is a good book.
Siramath
The book has a lot of really great information in it, though the text is very very very dry and clinical. The problem is the Kindle formatting - it just doesn't translate well onto a mobile format.
this is more of a book to read about fashion with not enough images. From the cover and given that it's a Dover publication, I was expecting more images.