Survey of Historic Costume (Hardcover)

A History of Western Dress

By Phyllis G. Tortora, Keith Eubank

Fairchild Books & Visuals, 9781563678066, 680pp.

Publication Date: June 8, 2009

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"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.

About the Author

Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, The City University of New York.

Keith Eubank is Professor Emeritus at Queens College, The City University of New York.