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Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century Hardcover – September, 2002
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The Kyoto Institute published the same book some years earlier, also called Fashion, but with a different cover picture. The earlier book is better because it is a large book 8 x 11 inches. The content of both books is identical. Another reviewer said there is additional photographs in the newer, smaller book, but that is not true.
My advice, buy the previous, larger edition of this book instead.
The book arrived today and I have been unable to put it down. As soon as I opened the book, I knew that my fears had been unfounded. The new book not only includes costumes found in the earlier books, but includes detailed close-ups of those costumes and many new costumes. The depth of color and detail in the photos is extraordinary. (Taschen is well known for the quality of its publications.) Although the text accompanying the photos is generally quite minimal--limited in many cases to date, description and the inventory number of each piece--it will often include some historical information in an introduction to a period or style. Moreover, many of the 20th Century entries are preceded by a short biographical sketch of the designer whose fashions follow.
The KCI is well-known for its extensive collection of Western costume. One of the Institute's rather unique features lies in its presentation of those costumes. Rather than laying the clothes out flat, they are displayed on manikins in the manner in which they would have been worn--including shoes, hats, gloves, purses, fans, etc. Through this book, Taschen has succeeded in making the KCI collection accessible to the rest of the world.
(As testament to the quality and beauty of this book, two co-workers I showed the book to today--people who are not costumers or designers--have placed their orders for a copy.)
Without a doubt, this book will be a well-treasured addition to my library.
It more than met our expectations. Beautiful photos, lots of them, with interesting text.
We spent time looking through it and are considering getting another.
Smallish format, soft cover, stunning photos both historical, (Famous people in clothes) and clothes from collections.