"Costume Worldwide" is a magnificent study of style through the ages, combining the studies of the two classic 19th-century illustrators Auguste Racinet and Friedrich Hottenroth for the first time.
Their works are presented by chronology and by subject, so that illustrators, historians and students alike can choose to follow the path of fashion through the centuries, or study in detail the contrasting styles of individual clothing and accessories.
Silhouettes reveal the shape of style through the ages, detailed cross-references draw attention to recurring motifs, and colour-coded navigation bars help the researcher to travel the complex chronology of costume.
- authoritative narrative from a leading expert
- contemporary quotes that reveal the impact of new styles
- detailed notes
- extensive glossary