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Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries epub

by Avril Hart


Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries epub

ISBN: 1851772588

ISBN13: 978-1851772582

Author: Avril Hart

Category: Photo

Subcategory: Decorative Arts & Design

Language: English Spanish

Publisher: V & A Publications (1998)

Pages: 192 pages

ePUB book: 1743 kb

FB2 book: 1620 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 257

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Historical Fashion in Detail book. This sumptuously illustrated book offers the first up-close view of the richness and variety of historical dress of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Historical Fashion in Detail book. Drawn from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-famous collection, these garments display skills that are now lost, yet continue to inspire today's leading designers. Much of the finery seen here is too fragile to be on permanent This sumptuously illustrated book offers the first up-close view of the richness and variety of historical dress of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Avril Hart is an expert in historical dress who has published books on Englishmen's dress in the 17th and 18th centuries, ties, and fans with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Susan Hart is Assistant Curator in the Department of Textiles and Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Avril Hart, Susan North. This volume offers the opportunity to see fragile clothes in detail. Perfection is in the detail: decorative seams, exquisite stitching, knife sharp pleats and voluptuous drapery feature alongside more usual techniques such as stamping, pinking and slashing. Many of the skills displayed have been lost to the modern world: such labour-intensive handwork is no longer done and these effects cannot be replicated by machine. Yet many fashion designers take their inspiration from the past, adapting ideas to a more contemporary idiom.

This book offers high resolution pictures of sleeves cuffs and embroidery from the 17th and 18th century, mostly mid to late 18th . The historical detail of pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum costume collections is incredible.

This book offers high resolution pictures of sleeves cuffs and embroidery from the 17th and 18th century, mostly mid to late 18th with the majority of images being of backs and sleeves of ladies gowns and men’s waistcoats and great coats. Not a single pair of breeches in the book which was disappointing but I can overlook. If you have spent any time on Pintrist you will have no doubt come across the photo of the full garment. The photography does justice to the intricate embellishment and contemporary textiles.

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I only gave it four stars because though the book is wonderful, none of it tells enough or shows enough to call it Fashion in Detail. It should have been titled Details of Fashion, so I would have known more what I was getting. A book by this title should have had details of all kinds of fashion, from royals to yeomen, farmers to footmen, not to mention wigs and shoes, hose, hats, and gloves. I won't send it back but it is disappointingly focused on minutia.
This book is large and beautifully photographed with color closeups of intricate detailing on clothing worn by the noble classes. What it is not, is a good description with photos of the actual clothes. If you want to be closer than you could be in any museum, to the finest hand embroidery, beading, seams, stays, and ruching, this is fabulous. There are line drawings of what the garment looked like similar to the sketch on the back of a modern pattern package. Why give a sketch of the gown, why not a photo of it? If not enough remains to photograph, then show what does remain. i.e. there is a fantastic photo of a forest green silk sleeve coiled with ropework, beading, tufting and embroidery, that the book hints might have been worn by Elizabeth I. Love the closeup, but show me the sleeve, please. How was it worn? Did it fit loosely or tightly? Fastened by pins or tapes?
The book is useful and beautiful, interesting, but simply falls short of what I thought I was buying. Even the "look inside" feature is completely misleading; you do not get the feeling from looking at that, that you will not actually see a single garment in this book, just closeups of fancy work.
In Detail being the key word. This book offers high resolution pictures of sleeves cuffs and embroidery from the 17th and 18th century, mostly mid to late 18th with the majority of images being of backs and sleeves of ladies gowns and men’s waistcoats and great coats. Not a single pair of breeches in the book which was disappointing but I can overlook. If you have spent any time on Pintrist you will have no doubt come across the photo of the full garment. That is not what this book is about, this is to show you the layering of trimmings, fabric and stitching. I recommend this for a coffee table book for those interested in historical fashion or a valuable tool for anyone striving for historical accuracy in reproducing garments. I make historical reproductions and this is the best thing aside from actually going to the museum and holding the dress in my hands.
I'm using the up-close detailed images in this book to create a costume for the Revolutionary War era. This book provides absolutely gorgeous full color images of detailed embroidery designs, trims, seams, closures, etc. It only provides drawing outlines of the full garment in most cases, however if you're using a pattern, then you don't need a full image. But if it's the details you're after for true re-creations, this is it. I found numerous period garments to choose different designs from for both men and women to include undergarments, shoes, and accessories.
This is a beautiful book. The quality of the photography, and the full page pictures are great. If they had zoomed in any closer you would see what it was like to be inside an individual stitch. The descriptions are short and simple. There are some diagrams done in line drawing about draping and pleating. It looses a star only because they didn't include a single zoomed out picture of any of the items. Imagine trying to get an idea of what a person looks like from head to toe, and the only thing you have to go on is a zoomed in color photo of one of their eyes and a line drawing of their frame. It is still a fabulous book. Certainly worth every penny!
The historical detail of pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum costume collections is incredible. The photography does justice to the intricate embellishment and contemporary textiles.

The only things missing are diagrams of the patterns from the various items represented, but the line drawings are precise enough to provide plenty of information on pattern and construction.

With only a couple of editorial errors, the writing is interesting and informative, adding to the detail of the photography and line drawings. This book and it's companion, Dress In Detail (also from V&A Publications), are a good combination to add to a costume or fashion library.
I almost always buy anything on costuming from the V&A, they never disappoint. Line drawings of garments explanations and close ups of the garment trims. Anyone who is interested in costume will find a place for this one. Just thinking of the hours that some poor person was sitting by dim candle light and creating these things of beauty, many should have been termed artist. For there are things of great beauty here.
I purchased this book to see more examples of dress from the time period. I was very satisfied with the pictures it shows of the clothing. It shows a pencil drawing of the entire garment and then there is a colored photo of certain details on an actual garment from the period. In the pictures you can even seee some of the hand stitching. Many of the dresses are very detailed with embroidery which of course someone must have taken forever to stitch on. The garments are beautiful examples to look at for anyone interested in this time period.
Had previously bought a couple of other books from the same publisher, also from Victoria and Albert Museum, I liked it a lot, it gives you a real close up view of what the detail of the dress is, and it is exciting to see how well made things are.The wonderful look that reveals why it is costume and fashion. Attention to detail and fine quality workmanship is appreciated.