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  • Tudor Fashion: Dress at Court

    The captivating story of Tudor dress, its construction and symbolism, and the people who made and wore it The Tudor monarchs and their courtiers are some of the best-known figures in history. They continue, even today, to spark our curiosity and imagination. Their enduring popularity is no doubt partly due to the iconic portraits in which they are [read more]

  • Collins Little Book of Clans and Tartans: Traditional Scottish Tartans

    The perfect introduction to Scottish tartans, with a pictorial representation of eachProduced in association with the Scottish Tartans Authority and written by expert Brian Wilton, this little book includes thumbnail examples of the individual tartans, as well as historical information on the 247 traditional tartans, alphabetically by clan or famil [read more]

  • Dressing Renaissance Florence: Families, Fortunes, and Fine Clothing (The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science)

    As portraits, private diaries, and estate inventories make clear, elite families of the Italian Renaissance were obsessed with fashion, investing as much as forty percent of their fortunes on clothing. In fact, the most elaborate outfits of the period could cost more than a good-sized farm out in the Mugello. Yet despite its prominence in both dail [read more]

  • Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century

    When department stores like Le Bon Marché first opened their doors in mid-nineteenth-century Paris, shoppers were offered more than racks of ready-made frock coats and crinolines. They were given the chance to acquire a lifestyle as well--that of the bourgeoisie. Wearing proper clothing encouraged proper behavior, went the prevailing belief. Avai [read more]

  • The Making of Pride and Prejudice (BBC)

    The Making of Pride and Prejudice reveals in compelling detail how Jane Austen's classic novel was transformed into the stunning television drama starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. It vividly brings to life every stage of production of this sumptuous series.

  • Inside the Royal Wardrobe: A Dress History of Queen Alexandra (Dress and Fashion Research)

    Queen Alexandra used clothes to fashion images of herself as a wife, a mother and a royal: a woman who both led Britain alongside her husband Edward VII and lived her life through fashion. Inside the Royal Wardrobe overturns the popular portrait of a vapid and neglected queen, examining the surviving garments of Alexandra, Princess of Wales – who [read more]

  • Elizabethan Inheritance

    Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire houses a world-famous collection of 16th and 17th century textile furnishings. The collection ranges from carpets and tapestries to bed sets and cushion covers, many of them decorated with superb embroidery. In this lavishly illustrated and authoritative introduction to the collection, Santina M. Levey places the textile [read more]

  • Celtic Fashions (Dover Fashion Coloring Book)

    Known as fierce warriors and skilled artisans and crafters, the Celts had established a culture long before the existence of the Roman Empire. Their territory extended from Romania and Hungary westward to France and Spain, eventually including England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.This well-researched coloring book documents more than 4,000 years o [read more]

  • Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England

    Clothing occupies a complex and important position in relation to human experience. Not just utilitarian, dress gives form to a society's ideas about the sacred and secular, about exclusion and inclusion, about age, beauty, sexuality and status. In Dressing the Elite, the author explores the multiple meanings that garments held in early modern Engl [read more]

  • Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture)

    In Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory Jones and Stallybrass argue that the making and transmission of fabrics and clothing were central to the making of Renaissance culture. Their examination explores the role of clothes as forms of memory transmitted from master to servant, from friend to friend, from lover to lover. This book offers [read more]