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This review is from: Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915 (Hardcover)
I was on the shy side when considering this purchase. After reading the reviews I decided to take a chance. I am glad I did. The photography is detailed. This is not your average "coffee-table book". You will see the complete outfit and a smaller close-up of the details that would be otherwise missed. After finishing the book, I wanted more.
I own the double volume set from the Kyoto Fashion Institute and I thought that nothing else would compare. I found this book to be a great addition to my library and collection of historical fashion. I love this book and was surprised at the care Amazon took in packaging. The book arrived pristine, sealed in plastic and in pristine condition. If you are deciding between buying a second hand copy and paying a few dollars for the new book; take the leap and buy it new.
I found the commentary most illuminating. It made me want to know more about particular techniques used in creating some of the more elaborate costumes. The book is both pretty and educational. It has just the right balance.
Overall, the book far surpassed my hopes. ~Bella Cosetta