To many it will come as a surprise to learn that fashion, as we know it to-day, came into being so recently in the world's history as the middle of the nineteenth century. How, one wonders, did womenkind of earlier days express their individuality, charm their friends, outrival their dearest enemies? It is true, of course, that throughout the ages there has been an amazing and fascinating sequence of garments, associated in turn with the beauties of different countries and successive epochs—a bewildering series of creations, simple and complicated, graceful and grotesque, beautiful and (from to-day's viewpoint) disastrously ugly. But each was much more the expression of the communal taste of its day than of an individuality. To-day's triumphant modes, designed to express and emphasize a personalit)', strike a new note in the symphony.
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20+ Digitized out of print antique books about costume and fashion from the 19th and early 20th century. Distribution via download link.
Over 20 antique costume and fashion e-books in one low-priced collection. More than 5.000 pages of knowledge. All antique books are in an easy readable Adobe Acrobat reader PDF format. You can zoom in and zoom out on the text and the silver and gold marks.
This collection of antique books is about the history of fashion, the art of dress, fashion then and now, fashion design, old-fashioned shoes, fashion drawing, costume and fashion. This collection contains rare, sometimes privately published and out-of-print books. Many of the antiques books were printed in the late 1800's and 1900's in limited quantities. On the used books market these works are rare, hard to find and therefore very expensive.
What are these "Costume and Fashion" books about?
The evolution of fashion, fashion slaves, bridal costume, mourning, curious headwear, history of the dress, fashion styles, fashion in France, English costume, New York fashion, feminine fashion, fashion drawing, costume design, the whole art of dress.
And much more....
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