This engaging and informative guide lays out the significant design trends and movements that have shaped costume and fashion from the ancients through today. The latest in the best-selling Isms series, which includes Isms: Understanding Art, Isms: Understanding Architectural Styles and Isms: Understanding Religion, is Isms: Understanding Fashion. Concisely written, this book packs loads of detail into a handy small format, tracing the evolution of costume history and fashion through a series of interconnected trends and movements (a.k.a. "isms") from the Greco-Roman toga and the antebellum hoop skirt to the latest from the runway. This guide is organized chronologically and covers the evolution of costume, the beginning of haute couture, and the rise of fashion as we know it— documented throughout with a combination of line drawings, costume illustration, and fashion photography. It includes an overview of designers from the classic—Coco Chanel, Dior—to the contemporary design greats, such as Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. While the book traces the influences and links between designers, it also includes patrons, from Marie-Antoinette to Jackie Kennedy and Princess Diana, as well as fashion muses from Sarah Bernhardt to Sarah Jessica Parker. Related topics such as accessories and accoutrements are included as well. Anyone interested in costume and fashion will delight in this book.
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Mairi MacKenzie is a Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at The London College of Fashion. She has written and taught on fashion eras from the early modern to the present day and has curated numerous exhibitionsReview:
"An insightful guide elucidating the significant design trends and movements that have shaped costumes and style from ancient times through today." ~Florida International
"[This book] catalogs a look and places it in a timeline charting five centuries of costume and fashion, so you can see what informed each design and which fads it sparked in turn." ~San Francisco
"A go-to book for understanding the glorious evolution of fashion... This fantastically handy and informative guide will help you understand the historical context of your Prada platforms, and make you wonder what is yet to come in the wide world of how we clothe ourselves." ~Blogue
"It is part history, part fashion adviser, part anthology, and all fun. A must for lovers of all this chic!" ~Le Petite Blog
"This terrific little book is an informative and engaging pocket-sized guide for fashion aficionados with an avid interest in the art and history of fashion." ~Vidcat
"An engaging purse-sized guide to style trends..." ~FashionTribes.com
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Descripción Universe, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110789318261
Descripción Universe, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Original. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0789318261
Descripción Universe, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0789318261