Cover of Le costume historique. Book Info. Icons, Metadata. Author: Racinet, A. Publisher: Firmin-Didot et cie. Published: Subject(s): Art and Design;. They are a six volume set, published between and and written by Auguste Racinet (), covering historical costumes. Racinet’s Costume History is a landmark in the study of clothing and style. From Eskimo attire to high French couture, this unrivalled encyclopedia.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. And so to Volume 6, the final one which continues 18 th Century European fashions and takes us into the 19 th Century, ending with a look at the Nordic countries together with Holland, Scotland, England, Germany and Switzerland.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The most incredible thing is zuguste volume goes beyond atire and includes samples augusre accessories, furniture and architecture related to the period and culture. We just had to share these books, available to view for free via The Internet Archive. English Choose a language for shopping. Bought for my daughter who is a fashion design student. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

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Le Costume Historique: fashion through the ages

A sumptuously beautiful book that I first discovered at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts bookstore and what a bookstore it is. Though Racinet’s study spans the globe from ancient times through his own, his focus is on European clothing from the Middle Ages to the s and this subject is treated with exceeding passion and attention to detail. Have fun browsing these books! Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

If you will working with fashion, art, history, or you are a person who want to say more about the life in the past, you must be see this book! Racinet’s organization by culture and subject has been preserved in TASCHEN’s magnificent and complete reprint, as have excerpts from his delightful descriptions and often witty comments.

Fashion-journal editors, too, enthused over his work, in search of fancy dress ideas for the carnivals. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Volume 1 mainly text gives a general introduction and a list of all the plates found across the full set of volumes together with an index, bibliography and glossary. See all 9 reviews. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The famous couturier, Jean Phillipe Worth, found much to admire in the colour plates, designing stylish and fantastical evening wear around them.

The Definitive History of Costume and Style. The most interesting are the sections of folk and national dresses. If you are a seller for this auugste, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Consider the world view at that time – very Eurocentric, very Western Civilization oriented. It’s a fantastic history of the costumes.

His name also appeared on certain plates within the Costumes historiques de la France…, however, he was most famous for his own two essential works — Polychromatic Ornament… and Le Costume historique, the former a chromolithographic masterpiece comprising more than 2, motifs and patterns. An encyclopaedic work, surveying costume through time, with an emphasis on traditional dress and its relation to local history, custom and social organisation, Le Costume historique is arguably the most famous of the 19th century books on dress.


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Its minutely detailed drawings of costumes from around the world and its plates depicting historic furniture and interiors provide a wealth of information and its scale has never been equalled.

When I first saw it, I knew it wasn’t a reference book, and am surprised other reviewers thought it would be. It was also the first fashion book to use colour lithography.

His work is a veritable treasure-trove, covering more than 2, years of costume and offering us valuable insight into the applied arts and the changing notions of what constitutes a work of art. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. However, you also get an example of illustrations and drawings that you just don’t see now a days. Its quite lovely really, and is indeed useful when I am reading a historical novel and want a visual.

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Le costume historique

Everything including the kitchen sink really! Email required Address never made public. They are a six volume set, published between and and written by Auguste Racinet augudte, covering historical costumes, furniture, jewellery, weapons and carriages.

As a painter, he took part in the annual exhibitions of the Parisian salons between andshowcasing his reproductions of ancient documents, archaeological subjects and projects for stained glass windows.