Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

by Dorothy Hartley
Dover Publications
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Clear-cut and accurate in its guidance, this volume depicts medieval clothes and accessories not as inanimate museum exhibits but as items of vital interest and well worth recreating. Unlike conventional costume histories, which tend to classify their contents by era, this volume portrays the clothing of the twelfth through 15th centuries according to the wearer's social class. Here are the garments of royalty, clerics, doctors, merchants, musicians, knights, artisans, farmers, and laborers — all magnificently illustrated with images from tapestries and illuminated manuscripts as well as in drawings and diagrams. Helpful advice covers choosing fabrics; placement of seams; draping and folding garments; how to walk, dance, and climb stairs in the cumbersome unfamiliarity of flowing attire; and even the best methods of storage.

AuthorDorothy Hartley
Height900 mm
Length600 mm
Width50 mm
Weight61 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages160
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2003-12-02
PublisherDover Publications
Release Date2003-12-02
StudioDover Publications
Sales Rank111666

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