Nineteenth-century fashion in detail ebook


Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail [Lucy Johnston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Now in paperback with a new cover, this volume. Start by marking “Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail” as Want to Read: Bringing to life the renowned collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Lucy Johnston explores the major themes of nineteenth-century dress, revealing the richness of the period. This gorgeous book offers. detail by Lucy Johnston · Nineteenth-century fashion in detail. by Lucy Johnston; Marion Kite; Helen Persson; Richard Davis; Leonie Davis. eBook: Document.

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Nineteenth-century Fashion In Detail Ebook

A glorious companion volume to Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th this book captures the opulence and variety of nineteenth-century fashion. The latest entry in the successful In Detail series is a lavishly illustrated book celebrating 19th-century fashion. Featuring glorious, specially commissioned color. The book traces the evolution of men's, women's and children's clothes throughout the 19th century, during which sweeping social changes were reflected in.

Product Details 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 download 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 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, line and tone drawings and photographs depict hundreds of outfits ranging from lovely morning dresses and starkly attractive riding outfits to elegant carriage costumes, opulent evening dresses, and exquisite bridal gowns. Full-page plates also depict period millinery, footwear, underclothing, and other apparel, while three useful glossaries provide descriptions of materials, definitions of technical terms, and more. Museum curators, vintage clothes collectors, and fashion historians will find this carefully researched and well-written book an indispensable tool for dating, identifying, and authenticating vintage clothing. Not only are styles described and illustrated in detail for each year; all the small details of construction by which specimens can be dated are given wherever possible. Moreover, designers, illustrators, and fashion enthusiasts will be delighted by the superbly detailed illustrations, which painstakingly document the fashionable finery of the Victorian era.

Nineteenth-century Fashion in Detail.

Lucy Johnston. The latest entry in the successful In Detail series is a lavishly illustrated book celebrating 19th-century fashion. Featuring glorious, specially commissioned color photographs of close-up details alongside accurate line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment, the books pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are highlighted as never before in a single volume.

Perfect for those who want an authentic take on the latest Victorian trend. In Style The latest entry in the successful In Detail series is a lavishly illustrated book celebrating 19th-century fashion. It would have been much better if the clothing had been presented in chronological order so that comparisons were easy to make and there was a natural progression as styles were changed bit by bit through tailoring, drapery and foundation garments.

Let me begin by saying that this is a beautiful book.

It's coffee table sized, and printed on nice glossy pages that show off the wonderful photography. While the focus is on women's clothing, there are also several examples of men's fashion as well.

As the title would imply, the book includes clothing from the beginning to the end of the 19th century. However, if you are looking for examples of Regency clothing, as I was, you might be a little disappointed. While it does include some gorgeous Regency Era dresses, I only counted six that were actually featured in the whole book. The majority of it is concerned with Victorian styles. This is likely due to the relative scarcity of Regency gowns that actually remain in existence, but just be aware that this book is largely focused on the later fashions of the century.

On average, there are two pages dedicated to each piece of clothing, usually including a detailed photo, a front and back sketch of the entire garment, and a short but not too short description. One of my favorite pages discusses fabric patterns and trims.

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Besides dresses, there are also many accessories, men's jackets, shoes, outerwear, and even a few corsets. The details on some of these garments are absolutely stunning My one complaint is that while we are sometimes given both up close and full view photographs, most of the time there is only a simple line drawing of the full garment.

Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail

I'm not sure why this decision was made, but when I go through the book I often find myself wishing that they had given us full view photographs of all the outfits, because they all deserve it. In any case, this is a gorgeous, well-researched, and well-photographed book that will please all lovers of history, costume dramas, and fashion in general!

An absolutely beautiful book on 19th century clothing. It includes garments from the regency period of the early 's and through all the various eras.


Both women's and men's garments are included although women's predominate. I do wish there had been more views of most of the outfits. Seeing the back, side and front as well as close up of details would have added much.

I do realize the cost involved in so many more images would leave the book too expensive.

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I love the fabric of the cover photo. I hope to find something similar I can use to make a Victorian bustle dress. This book has many ideas I am considering incorporating. Thanks, site.

Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail

Love the minute details that are discussed and illustrated. Photos are great. Very informative and a book that should be anyone's library if they love 19th century literature or love to read novels written about that time.

Thank you, Lucy Johnston. Would love to see another with many more pages of the 19th century fashions. Love this book! I sat down intending only to flip through this book when it first arrived, but instead found myself enthralled with the richly detailed photographs and easy to read text.

The large format photographs brings the fabrics up as close as if you had your nose on them, giving the reader unprecedented access to the clothes, their colour and texture almost as well as if you had the clothing article at hand. This is a wonderful reference book, full of fabulous imagery and informative copy and would be a wonderful addition to anyone's collection.

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I can see myself dipping in for a regular exploration of this collection of clothing from the nineteenth century, and also getting inspired to get back into costume making again. A beautiful book.

This book is a visual feast for the eyes! I have gone through it over and over again, and each time I find something new! Updating results WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

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