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Product Details

  • Paperback: 463 pages
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons; reprint edition (1958)
  • ISBN-10: 068416485X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684164854
  • ASIN: B0000CK4D5
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,216,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 29, 1997
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent reference for all costumers. There are extensive pictures of garmets, hairstyles, shoes, and textile patterns for every period from early Byzantium to at least the 40's. Although it is (currently) out of print, seek it out at your library or bookstore till they bring it back!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DKC on April 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
NOTHING beats Wilcox's various costume books. They are invaluable references for designers, costumers, teachers and historians. I wish they would reprint them again. I constantly recommend them, especially THE MODE IN COSTUME. And the clear simple line drawings copy and scan better than any others I have ever come across. I would LOVE a digital version of this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shannon on July 1, 2006
Format: Paperback
I grew up with this book and I adore it. I've yet to find anything even CLOSE to this book- it's amazing.

There are clear line drawings, four to a page, for each fashion cycle- sometimes as little as 5 years, sometimes a thousand years apart. The shifts and transformation in styles are made clear, and the notes about what colors, fabrics, and cuts were popular are amazing.

This is THE ULTIMATE guide to historical fashion and if it's not reprinted, it's a damn shame.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Affleck on April 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is amazing, thorough and in depth enough for anyone studying costume design. i recently started studying and my history of costume lecturer swears by this book and insisted everyone buy it. It took a while in the post but was definately worth the wait
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Root on September 6, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Nice size. Good shape. Very informative. I'm a happy customer. This is a good source of information, if you're interested in costuming or historical clothing.
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