Cover of Le costume historique. Book Info. Icons, Metadata. Author: Racinet, A. Publisher: Firmin-Didot et cie. Published: Subject(s): Art and Design;. They are a six volume set, published between and and written by Auguste Racinet (), covering historical costumes. Racinet’s Costume History is a landmark in the study of clothing and style. From Eskimo attire to high French couture, this unrivalled encyclopedia.

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An encyclopaedic work, surveying costume through time, with an emphasis on traditional dress and its relation to local history, custom coetume social organisation, Le Costume historique is costtume the most famous of the 19th century books on dress.

Costume History is an absolutely invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; it is also an immensely fascinating and inspirational book for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.

When I first saw it, I knew it wasn’t a reference book, and am surprised other reviewers thought it would be. Its minutely detailed drawings of costumes from around the world and its plates depicting historic furniture and interiors provide a wealth of information and its scale has never been equalled.

And so to Volume 6, the final historiqje which continues 18 th Century European fashions and takes us into the 19 th Century, ending with a look at the Nordic countries together with Holland, Scotland, England, Germany and Switzerland.


Le costume historique

Showing of 9 reviews. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Notify me of new posts via email. See aubuste discover other items: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Read more Read less. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The book is more suitable for the coffee table make sure you have a big one to impress your guests than as a serious reference.

What People Wore When: The most interesting are the sections of folk and national dresses.

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His name also appeared on certain plates within the Costumes historiques de la France…, however, he was most famous for his own two essential works — Polychromatic Ornament… and Le Costume historique, the former a chromolithographic masterpiece comprising more than 2, motifs and patterns. See all 9 reviews. Though Racinet’s study spans the globe from ancient times through his own, his focus is on European clothing from the Middle Ages to the s and this subject is treated with exceeding passion and attention to detail.

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I’d like to histofique this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? My only disappointment is it stops at the late ‘s. Learn more click to open popover Customers who viewed this item also viewed Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items.

Merkwaardig week 5 www. Fashion-journal editors, too, enthused over his work, in search of fancy dress ideas for the carnivals.


Posted on November 18, by Lee. The price was amazing. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? It consisted of some pictorial plates; double- and treble-tinted lithographs and full-colour chromolithographs.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. S Rare Books Oversize. If you will working with fashion, art, history, or you are a person who want to say more about the life in the past, raciner must be see this book!

Albert Charles Auguste Racinet was born in France in So that is what you get. It was also the first fashion book to use colour lithography.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Racinet’s organization by culture and subject has been preserved in TASCHEN’s magnificent and complete reprint, as have excerpts from his delightful descriptions and often witty comments. It was issued in several parts spanning almost ten years. For ease of translation, the books can be viewed in plain text format which then can be copied and pasted into an online translation tool.

However, you also get an example of illustrations and drawings that you just don’t see now a days.