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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An encyclopaedic work, surveying costume through time, with an emphasis on traditional dress and its relation to local history, custom and social organisation, Le Costume historique is arguably the most famous of the 19th century books on dress.

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A sumptuously beautiful book that I first discovered at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts bookstore and what a bookstore hustorique is. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Perusing these beautifully detailed and exquisitely colored illustrations, you’ll discover everything from the garb of ancient Etruscans to traditional Eskimo attire to 19th century French women’s couture.


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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Richly cpstume, is a basic consulting for students costum professional. There are lots of good illustrations, copies from paintings, detailed drawings of selective accessories and furniture, but this is not a complete overview but you would expect it to be full from such an edition, wouldn’t you? Its quite lovely really, and is indeed useful when I am reading a historical novel and want a visual.

Originally published in France between andAuguste Racinet’s Le Costume Historique was the most wide-ranging and intelligent study of clothing ever published. It is well worth the price, particularly the one offered here on Amazon, but I would have willing paid much more. Volume 1 mainly text gives a general introduction and a list of all the plates found across the full set of volumes together with an index, bibliography and gistorique. They are a six volume set, published between and and written by Auguste Racinetcovering historical costumes, costumf, jewellery, weapons and carriages.


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