Kosode, 16th-19th century textiles from the Nomura Collection

Kosode, 16th-19th century textiles from the Nomura

  • ASIN: 0913304182

Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th

These superb color plates by Hippolyte Pauquet and his brother Polydore, reproduced directly from a rare and valuable nineteenth-century publication, magnificently depict 500 years of French fashion.Starting with the flamboyant headgear and voluminous robes of fifteenth-century royalty, the artfully rendered illustrations progress chronologically to the high-waisted Empire styles of the Napoleonic era. Members of the nobility and upper classes are well represented here. Portraits of lavishly garbed court ladies and gentlemen — many in fur-trimmed robes — appear next to dapper pages and handsome knights. Bourgeois fashions (including lace-trimmed garments for both sexes) are presented as well, along with the more modest attire of chambermaids, milkmaids, and shepherdesses. Images of such historic figures as King Henri VI, Madame de Pompadour, Madame du Barry, and Marie Antoinette complete a splendid collection.A valuable reference for costume designers and fashion historians, this beautifully reproduced volume will also serve as a grand treat for fashion enthusiasts.

  • ASIN: 0486428389
  • UPC: 800759428380

Rio Grande Blankets: Late Nineteenth-Century Textiles in Transition

Rio Grande Blankets: Late Nineteenth-Century Textiles in

New Copy. From the Foreword: The twenty-seven blankets reproduced and analyzed in this book were woven by Hispanic weavers in New Mexico from the mid-nineteenth century to about 1940.¹ Because many of these weavers lived in the Rio Grande Valley, textiles produced by them are called "Rio Grande blankets." The term "Rio Grande blanket" was coined by H. P. Mera in 1910. He used it to refer to all Hispanic weaving in New Mexico dating from the early decades of the twentieth century.² The Spanish had colonized the area along the Rio Grande from the Rio Abajo in Central New Mexico to the Rio Arriba in Northern New Mexico. In the mid-1800s Hispanic colonization spread into the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado. The Rio Grande blanket had great cultural and economic importance throughout the history of its production. Produced in the home, for the most part, it represented a total family effort, from sheep raising and wool gathering, to yarn production, weaving and actual use. Special blankets were handed down from generation to generation, revered as important family heirlooms and as teaching examples for future family weavers. Throughout much of the period of its production, the Rio Grande blanket was a major export good. It was used as a trade item for staples and luxuries not r...

  • ASIN: 0963371002

Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century

Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in

When department stores like Le Bon Marché first opened their doors in mid-nineteenth-century Paris, shoppers were offered more than racks of ready-made frock coats and crinolines. They were given the chance to acquire a lifestyle as well--that of the bourgeoisie. Wearing proper clothing encouraged proper behavior, went the prevailing belief. Available now for the first time in English, Fashioning the Bourgeoisie was one of the first extensive studies to explain a culture's sociology through the seemingly simple issue of the choice of clothing. Philippe Perrot shows, through a delightful tour of the rise of the ready-made fashion industry in France, how clothing can not only reflect but also inculcate beliefs, values, and aspirations. By the middle of the century, men were prompted to disdain the decadent and gaudy colors of the pre-Revolutionary period and wear unrelievedly black frock coats suitable to the manly and serious world of commerce. Their wives and daughters, on the other hand, adorned themselves in bright colors and often uncomfortable and impractical laces and petticoats, to signal the status of their family. The consumer pastime of shopping was born, as women spent their spare hours keeping up their middle-class appearance, or creating one by judicious purchases. A...

  • Color: Multicolor
  • Brand: Brand: Princeton University Press
  • ASIN: 0691000816

Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Empire of Cotton: A Global

WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZEPULITZER PRIZE FINALISTWinner of the Alfred and Fay Chandler Book AwardThe empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Sven Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today.        In a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful politicians recast the world’s most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to make and remake global capitalism. The result is a book as unsettling as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist.

  • Brand: Vintage Books
  • ASIN: 0375713964

English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A

The nineteenth century was a period of continuous change for women's clothing in England. The growing prosperity of the merchant class meant an ever-larger number of women for whom "dress" was a principal function in life, while the increasing availability of lower-priced ready-made garments enabled women of moderate means to purchase the fashions of the day. In addition, the development of the railways spurred the spread of new goods, while the removal of the tax on papers in 1854 produced an abundance of fashion magazines at cheap prices, bringing news of the latest styles to the multitudes.The magnificent array of ladies' fashions that characterized the century are on display in this remarkably complete decade-by-decade overview. Drawing almost exclusively on contemporary sources — fashion magazines, newspapers, rare period photographs, memoirs, Victorian novels, periodicals, and other publications, as well as firsthand observation of actual garments — the author describes and explains the couture that evolved in response to changing social conditions, technological innovations, and cultural developments.Over 1,100 line and tone drawings and photographs depict hundreds of outfits ranging from lovely morning dresses and starkly attractive riding outfits to elegant carriage ...

  • ASIN: 0486263231
  • UPC: 800759263233

What People Wore When: A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society

What People Wore When: A Complete Illustrated History

What People Wore When combines the studies of two classic nineteenth-century illustrators Auguste Racinet and Friedrich Hottenroth for the first time. Their works are presented first by chronology and then by subject, so that illustrators, historians, and students alike can choose to follow the path of fashion through the centuries, or study in detail the contrasting styles of individual clothing and accessories. Silhouettes reveal the shape of style through the ages, detailed cross-references draw attention to recurring motifs, and navigation bars help the researcher to travel the complex chronology of costume.With authoritative narrative from leading experts in the history of costume, extraordinary contemporary quotes that reveal the impact of style in its day, detailed annotation, and an extensive glossary, the book provides a magnificent study of the rich vocabulary of style through the ages.

  • Brand: Leventon, Melissa (EDT)
  • ASIN: 0312383215

House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection

House Proud: Nineteenth-Century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw

In the nineteenth century, it became fashionable for aristocratic and upper-class homeowners in Europe to commission watercolor paintings of their domestic interiors and to collect them in albums. House Proud: Nineteenth-century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection commemorates the recent gift of 85 nineteenth-century watercolor interior drawings--the largest collection of its kind in America--to Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum by Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw. Essays analyzing these beautiful, exquisitely detailed watercolors and their significance to the Museum's collection, accompanied by the watercolors and related objects from the permanent collection, document the evolution of the domestic interior in the nineteenth century, revealing the impact of economic, social, and political developments on the concept of the home.

  • Brand: Brand: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • ASIN: 0910503907

Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail

Nineteenth Century Fashion in

Now in paperback with a new cover, this volume celebrates 19th-century fashion in lavishly illustrated detail. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are explored as never before in this exquisite book. Featuring specially commissioned color photographs of garments from the V&A’s superb collection and many close-up details, alongside accurate line drawings of each garment’s underlying structure, the book's 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era. “ Perfect for those who want an authentic take on the latest Victorian trend.” –In Style

  • Brand: Johnston, Lucy/ Kite, Marion (CON)/ Persson, Helen (CON)/ Davis, Richard (PHT)/ Davis, Leonie (ILT)
  • ASIN: 1851775722

Late 18th & 19th Century Textiles

Late 18th & 19th Century

Late Eighteenth & Early Nineteenth Century Textiles presents a selection of pieces chosen for their beauty, their elegance and their relevance to the history of textile design.

  • Brand: Brand: Antique Collectors Club Dist
  • ASIN: 185149555X

19th-Century Patchwork Divas' Treasury of Quilts: 10 Stunning Patterns, 30 Striking Options

19th-Century Patchwork Divas' Treasury of Quilts: 10 Stunning

Meet a creative group of quilters who love antique quilts as much as you do. Let the Divas teach you how to stitch intricate 19th-century inspired quilts. You'll love piecing the elegant quilt blocks yourself or with friends in an ongoing block exchange. Each classic block is presented in four strikingly different quilts that will inspire hours of pleasurable stitching with your favorite reproduction fabrics. Enjoy the love of yesteryear's quilts and true friendship exquisitely stitched together!

  • Brand: That Patchwork Place
  • ASIN: 1604687959
  • UPC: 744527113798

Elite Families: Class and Power in Nineteenth-Century Boston (SUNY series in the Sociology of Work and Organizations)

Elite Families: Class and Power in Nineteenth-Century Boston

This book maps the development of a regional elite and its persistence as an economic upper class through the nineteenth century. Farrell’s study traces the kinship networks and overlapping business ties of the most economically prominent Brahmin families from the beginning of industrialization in the 1820s to the early twentieth century. Archival sources such as genealogies, family papers, and business records are used to address two issues of concern to those who study social stratification and the structure of power in industrializing societies: in what ways have traditional forms of social organization, such as kinship, been responsive to the social and economic changes brought by industrialization; and how active a role did an early economic elite play in shaping the direction of social change and in preserving its own group power and privilege over time.

  • ASIN: 0791415945

The British Textile Trade in South America in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge Latin American Studies Book 97)

The British Textile Trade in South America in

This is the first work on British textile exports to South America during the nineteenth century. During this period, textiles ranked among the most important manufactures traded in the world market and Britain was the foremost producer. Thanks to new data, this book demonstrates that British exports to South America were transacted at very high rates during the first decades after independence. This development was due to improvements in the packing of textiles; decreasing costs of production and introduction of free trade in Britain; falling ocean freight rates, marine insurance and import duties in South America; dramatic improvements in communications; and the introduction of better port facilities. Manuel Llorca-Jaña explores the marketing chain of textile exports to South America and sheds light on South Americans' consumer behaviour. This book contains the most comprehensive database on Anglo-South American trade during the nineteenth century and fills an important gap in the historiography.

  • ASIN: B008CDSP36

Native American Horse Gear: A Golden Age of Equine-Inspired Art of the Nineteenth Century

Native American Horse Gear: A Golden Age of

Here is the first book to cover all aspects of Native American equine tack/equipment as a single subject. It focuses on the equipment used by 19th century tribal men and women of North America. The dominant role of horses in these peoples' lives was reflected in the beautiful, practical, and artistic accoutrements made to decorate their prestigious and powerful animals. With informative text and over 200 beautiful color photos, readers will explore geographical locations and tribal characteristics, techniques, and materials used to create often beautiful horse gear. Equipment covered includes bridles, saddles, saddle blankets, saddlebags, breastcollars and cruppers, quirts, masks, and equine imagery in utilitarian objects. Cultural areas explored include the Plains, Prairie, Great Basin, Plateau, and the Southwest. Information essential to understanding variations in forms and decorative motifs amongst tribes, including trade relations and familiarization and varying geographical conditions, have also been discussed.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing
  • ASIN: 076434210X
  • UPC: 884582659586

Russian Textiles: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia

Russian Textiles: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of

Russian Textiles showcases the gorgeous printed-cotton textiles created and manufactured in Russia and exported to Central Asia from approximately 1860 to 1960. More than 175 spectacular patterns spanning a variety of periods and styles, from Art Nouveau florals to Soviet-era agitprop, are featured. The people in these Central Asian countries—including Uzbeks, Tadjiks, and Turkmen—incorporated the brightly patterned material into their clothing, particularly their robes, and in their household items.Brief essays by the author and fellow textile experts describe the “social life” of the fabrics and the fascinating history of this merging of Russian, Western, and Central Asian aesthetic styles; Robert Kushner contributes a lively text on how an artist “sees” and is inspired by these designs. Complementing the pattern images are vintage photographs from the turn of the 20th century as well as beautifully detailed reproductions of the robes and other articles that were lined and embellished with these cloths.This is a must-have book for the inspiration library of every artist; professional fashion, interior, and product designer; crafter; and anyone with a love of extraordinary visual design. “Seldom does a new textile book invite one to view its subject matter in an e...

  • Brand: ABRAMS
  • ASIN: 0810993813
  • UPC: 000810993813
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