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The Cut of Men's Clothes : 1600-1900 - Norah Waugh

The Cut of Men's Clothes


Hardcover Published: 1st January 1987
ISBN: 9780878300259
Number Of Pages: 194

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This book traces the evolution of the style of men's dress through a sequence of diagrams accurately scaled down from patterns of actual garments, many of them rare museum specimens. The plates have been selected with the same purpose. Some are photographs of suits for which diagrams have also been given; others, reproduced from paintings and old prints, show the costume complete with its accessories. Quotations from contemporary sources--from diaries, travelers' accounts and tailors' bills--supplement Norah Waugh's text with comments on fashion and lively eyewitness descriptions.

"This is a practical book that gives complete plans for executing and tailoring a costume (there are 27 patterns). An invaluable aid to the student of costume design and execution." -"Choice: Books for College Libraries "Most works dealing with costumes discuss the actual styles of dress and. . . the basic cut and shape--the real foundation of any costume--is not always considered. This book does much to remedy this deficiency . . . The great importance of this work is in the many detailed cutting diagrams and tailors' patterns . . . There is also a list of artists, engraves, and illustrators for costume reference. A definitive work in its field, this is required on reference shelves of art museums, large public libraries, and art schools." -"Library Journal

ISBN: 9780878300259
ISBN-10: 0878300252
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 1st January 1987
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1