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Costume and Fashion By James Laver

Costume and Fashion
by James Laver

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From the invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the birth of grunge in the 1990s - this is a guide to the landmarks of costume history and to the forms and materials used through the ages. Also included are the underlying motives of fashion and the ways clothes can express identity.
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Costume and Fashion: A Concise History by James Laver

From the invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the birth of grunge in the 1990s; from the neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today - this is a guide to the landmarks of costume history and to the forms and materials used through the ages. Also featured are the underlying motives of fashion and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to attract or to influence others. This is a revised edition of Laver's study. It includes a new final chapter by Amy de la Haye, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in which she chronicles the trends and developments in fashion from 1940 to the 1990s, with a special emphasis on international design and designers. A new selection of illustrations for this section is included.

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GOR001407582
Costume and Fashion: A Concise History by James Laver
James Laver
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1995-05-01
296
0500202664
9780500202661
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