Medieval and Renaissance Fashion: 90 Full-Color Plates
I absolutely love Renaissance Festivals. I am actually a Royal Ambassador for the Texas Renaissance Festival. There is something truly magical about hearing the canon and then walking through the front gates. You enter a whole other world. The first time we went Hubby and I did not have costumes, so we went in our everyday clothes. We had a blast. Sights, sounds, and smells of long ago fill your senses. We walked through shop after shop of art and costumes. Ate incredible food. We saw so many people dressed in their renaissance finery. We knew we were home.
We also knew we wanted to get into costume as soon as possible. I have found a book entitled, “Medieval and Renaissance Fashion: 90 Full-Color Plates”. This wonderful book show accurate historical representation of the fashion of the Renaissance period.
Through my Ambassadorship I have been blessed to meet many people that are talented enough to make their own costumes. “Medieval and Renaissance Fashion: 90 Full-Color Plates” is the perfect book for them to see how to precisely replicate the clothing of the period. Each of the 90 full color illustrations shows a historical figure and includes information on their station and period of history.
Wonderful gift idea for historians, those that love fashion, and people like me that love the Renaissance period.
Knights clad in chain mail populate these pages, alongside crowned heads in royal regalia and common folk in their finest apparel. Scrupulously authentic in every detail, these images offer colorful portraits that span centuries of fashion, from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance.
Raphaël Jacquemin was preeminent among the fashion illustrators and historians of nineteenth-century Europe’s golden age of fashion design publications. His 1869 Iconographie Générale et Méthodique du Costume du IV au XIX Siècle drew upon manuscripts, reliefs, and effigies from the Louvre, university libraries, and other archives for the most striking and accurate fashion statements from the fourth through seventeenth centuries. This collection features ninety of Jacquemin’s magnificent hand-colored engravings, a gallery of iconic portraits that have served as museum exhibits in their own right. Fashion designers, artists, costumers, and others seeking authenticity of period detail—as well as inspiration for contemporary styles—will find this book a splendid resource.
Ready to Buy? Head over to Dover Publications and get ya a copy.
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