Fashion In The Middle Ages

Author: Margaret Scott
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606066129
Size: 17,59 MB
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From the costly velvets and furs worn by kings to the undyed wools and rough linens of the peasantry, the clothing worn by the various classes in the Middle Ages played an integral role in medieval society. In addition to providing clues to status, profession, and/or geographic origin, textiles were a crucial element in the economies of many countries and cities. Much of what is known about medieval fashion is gleaned from the pages of manuscripts, which serve as a rich source of imagery. This volume provides a detailed look at both the actual fabrics and composition of medieval clothing as well as the period’s attitude toward fashion through an exploration of illuminated manuscripts in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The last portion of the book is dedicated to the depiction of clothing in biblical times and the ancient world as seen through a medieval lens. Throughout, excerpts from literary sources of the period help shed light on the perceived role and function of fashion in daily life.

Clothing In The Middle Ages

Author: Lynne Elliott
Editor: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778713517
Size: 19,43 MB
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Features fashions from the days of knights and ladies, and discusses such topics as the making of fabrics, peasants' clothing, nobles' clothing, and hygiene.

Back In Fashion

Author: Giorgio Riello
ISBN: 0300218842
Size: 18,75 MB
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An engaging survey from the Middle Ages to the present, presenting fashion as a complex process that reflects economic, social, and political changes This engaging volume tells the history of Western fashion, exploring how and why it has influenced people's attitudes, actions, and beliefs since the Middle Ages. Back in Fashion focuses on themes specific to particular periods--such as the significance of medieval sumptuary laws that limited expenditure on clothing; the use of black in early modern Europe; the role of sports on clothing in contemporary times; and the rise of luxury in the new millennium. Author Giorgio Riello investigates how fashion has shaped and continues to characterize Western societies, impacting the lives of millions of people and their relationship to the economy and politics. Making a masterful case for why fashion history demands academic consideration on par with other more traditional histories, Riello presents fashion as a complex and constantly evolving force that not only reflects but drives cultural transformation.

Fashion Rules

Author: Gail Skroback Hennessey
ISBN: 9781634409056
Size: 13,98 MB
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During the Middle Ages, your position in life was based on birth. This position would follow you throughout your life. To make it easy for others to know your social class, rules about what you could wear or not wear, were created. Such rules, called sumptuary laws, determined colors of clothing, types of fabric and trims, length of garments, types of sleeves and types of furs. The laws also regulated shoe lengths and height, hat height and types of buttons and even the number of buttons you could wear. People were to dress according to the class in which they were born. In this way, just looking at someone, you could tell if they were important or not.

Fashion In The Age Of The Black Prince

Author: Stella Mary Newton
Editor: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851157672
Size: 16,61 MB
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A close study of clothes worn by aristocratic families and their households at the time of the Black Prince - and of Chaucer - showing Europe-wide influences.

Medieval Costume And Fashion

Author: Herbert Norris
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486404868
Size: 19,43 MB
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Meticulously researched text and nearly 700 illustrations depict wide range of apparel -- from fur-trimmed cloaks and brocaded robes worn by courtiers and the nobility to simpler mantles, tunics, gowns, and more.

A Cultural History Of Dress And Fashion In The Medieval Age

Author: Sarah-Grace Heller
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 135011409X
Size: 10,39 MB
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During the medieval period, people invested heavily in looking good. The finest fashions demanded careful chemistry and compounds imported from great distances and at considerable risk to merchants; the Church became a major consumer of both the richest and humblest varieties of cloth, shoes, and adornment; and vernacular poets began to embroider their stories with hundreds of verses describing a plethora of dress styles, fabrics, and shopping experiences. Drawing on a wealth of pictorial, textual and object sources, the volume examines how dress cultures developed – often to a degree of dazzling sophistication – between the years 800 to 1450. Beautifully illustrated with 100 images, A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age presents an overview of the period with essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, visual representations, and literary representations.

Medieval Clothing And Costumes

Author: Margaret Scott
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823939916
Size: 18,73 MB
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Examines the role of clothing in medieval society and discusses trends in clothing styles and the characteristic dress of different classes of people.