Survey of Historic Costume, 5th Edition, which now includes a free student Study Guide, presents a thorough overview of Western dress from the ancient world to the trends of today. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. With visuals, illustrated tables, and in-depth discussions, readers come to recognize recurring themes and concepts and understand the role of dress from a diverse, global perspective. This book is perfect for students, instructors, fashion industry professionals, and anyone interested in historic costume, fashion, art, and design.
The Study Guide is designed to guide students through each chapter of the text and help them identify and synthesize core information. With its emphasis on the text and flexibility to be adapted to different course structures and methods, this resource is a valuable tool for instructors as well as students. For every chapter, the Study Guide includes concise Historical Snapshots to situate students in time; "At a Glance" tables summarizing of key information about dress from the time period covered by each chapter; space to take notes about major content and themes; questions to help students identify this information in the text; activities in which students must sketch or describe key styles; and further review questions. The Study Guide also provides students with a complete glossary of key terms used throughout the text.
More than 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations
All-new illustrated decorative arts tables and timelines highlighting the importance of history to costume
"Modern Influences" section at the end of each chapter comparing dress today with earlier periods
Updated color illustrations in the Visual Summary Tables serving as a clear, quick reference for each chapter
Extensive bibliographies, selected readings, and a revised index featuring key terms in bold for use as a glossary
Study Guide leads students through each chapter and helps them identify and synthesize core information. With its emphasis on the text and with a flexibility that allows it to be adapted to different course structures and methods, this resource is a valuable tool for both instructors and students
The Ancient World c. 3000 bc—ad 300
The Ancient Middle East c. 3500—600 bc
Crete and Greece c. 2900—300 bc
Etruria and Rome c. 800 bc—ad 400
The Middle Ages c. 300—1500
The Early Middle Ages c. 300—1300
The Late Middle Ages c. 1300—1500
The Renaissance c. 1400—1600
The Italian Renaissance c. 1400—1600
The Northern Renaissance c. 1500—1600
Baroque and Rococo c. 1600—1800
The Seventeenth Century 1600—1700
The Eighteenth Century 1700—1790
The Nineteenth Century 1800—1900
The Directoire Period and the Empire Period 1790—1820
The Romantic Period 1820—1850
The Crinoline Period 1850—1869
The Bustle Period and the Nineties 1870—1900
From the Twentieth to the Twenty-First Century 1900—2008
The Edwardian Period and World War I 1900—1920
The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II 1920—1947
The New Look: Fashion Conformity Prevails 1947—1960
The Sixties and Seventies: Style Tribes Emerge 1960—1980
The Eighties, the Nineties, and the Twenty-First Century 1980—2008
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is a Professor Emeritus of history at Queens College, CUNY. He had previously been the chairman of the History Department and was also part of the doctoral faculty in History at CUNY. Eubank maintains scholarly affiliations with the American Historical Association and the Southern Historical Association.
Phyllis G. Tortora
is a Professor Emerita at Queens College, where she was Department Chair for 17 years, teaching historic costume and furnishings, and textiles. She has also served as a consultant to the Historic Costume Collection of the Huntington Historical Society. Her professional memberships include the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the Costume Society of America (CSA). She has been awarded Fellow Membership in ITAA.