About this item
A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers over 2,500 years of dress and fashion.
Volume 1: Antiquity (500BCE-800AD), edited by Mary HarlowVolume 2: The Medieval Age (800-1450), edited by Sarah-Grace HellerVolume 3: The Renaissance (1450-1650), edited by Elizabeth CurrieVolume 4: The Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800), edited by Peter McNeilVolume 5: The Age of Empire (1800-1920), edited by Denise Amy BaxterVolume 6: The Modern Age (1920-2000+), edited by Alexandra Palmer
Each volume discusses the same key themes in its chapters:
1. Textiles 2. Production and Distribution3. The Body4. Belief5. Gender and Sexuality6. Status7. Ethnicity8. Visual Representations9. Literary Representations
This structure means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume.
Superbly illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on dress and fashion through history.