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Nineteenth-century fashion in detail / Lucy Johnston with Marion Kite and Helen Persson ; photographs by Richard Davis ; drawings by Leonie Davis.

By: Johnston, Lucy (Lucy Anne).
Contributor(s): Kite, Marion | Persson, Helen | Davis, Richard, 1960- | Davis, Leonie | Davis, Richard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : New York : V&A Publications ; Distributed in North America by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) : 31 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1851774408 (hbk.) :; 1851774394 (pbk.) :; 9781851774395 (pbk.) :.Other title: 19th-century fashion in detail.Subject(s): Victoria and Albert Museum | Fashion -- History -- 19th century | Clothing and dress -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 391.009034
Contents:
The male image -- Historicism -- Romantic styles -- Exoticism -- Innovations -- Construction details -- The natural world.
The male image -- Historicism -- Romantic styles -- Exoticism -- Innovations -- Construction details -- The natural world.
Production Credits: Photographs by Richard Davis ; Drawings by Leonie Davis.
Review: "A companion volume to Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries and Modern Fashion in Detail, this book captures the opulence and variety of 19th-century fashion through an authoritative text, exquisite colour photography and line drawings of the complete garments. From the delicate embroidery on neoclassical gowns to the vibrant colours of crinolines and the elegant tailoring of men's coats, the richness of the period is revealed in breathtaking detail." "Seen in close-up for the first time and further illuminated by detailed captions and line drawings that show the ingenuity of the underlying construction, these carefully chosen garments illustrate some of the major themes of 19th-century dress. The chapters cover subjects ranging from technological innovation to the Victorians' love of fashions reflecting the natural world and information about each garment is given in the individual captions."--BOOK JACKET.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A glorious companion volume to Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries (V&A 2000) and Modern Fashion in Detail (V&A 1998), this book captures the opulence and variety of nineteenth-century fashion through an authoritative text, the delicate embroidery on neoclassical gowns to the vibrant colours of crinolines and the elegant tailoring of men's coats, the richness of the period is revealed in breathtaking detail. collection, were at the height of fashion in their time. They display a remarkable range of colours, materials and construction details: from the intricate boning on women's corsets to the patterned silk of men's waistcoats. commentary and line drawings that show the ingenuity of the underlying construction, these carefully chosen garments illustrate some of the major themes of nineteenth-century dress.

Includes bibliographical references.

Bibliographical references.

The male image -- Historicism -- Romantic styles -- Exoticism -- Innovations -- Construction details -- The natural world.

The male image -- Historicism -- Romantic styles -- Exoticism -- Innovations -- Construction details -- The natural world.

Photographs by Richard Davis ; Drawings by Leonie Davis.

"A companion volume to Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries and Modern Fashion in Detail, this book captures the opulence and variety of 19th-century fashion through an authoritative text, exquisite colour photography and line drawings of the complete garments. From the delicate embroidery on neoclassical gowns to the vibrant colours of crinolines and the elegant tailoring of men's coats, the richness of the period is revealed in breathtaking detail." "Seen in close-up for the first time and further illuminated by detailed captions and line drawings that show the ingenuity of the underlying construction, these carefully chosen garments illustrate some of the major themes of 19th-century dress. The chapters cover subjects ranging from technological innovation to the Victorians' love of fashions reflecting the natural world and information about each garment is given in the individual captions."--BOOK JACKET.

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