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Survey of Historic Costume


6th Edition

Phyllis G. Tortora and Sara B. Marcketti

978-1-5013-0419-4 (online)
978-1-6289-2167-0 (hardback)
978-1-6289-2169-4 (epdf)
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Survey of Historic Costume, 6th Edition, is the best-selling introduction to Western dress from the ancient world through the twenty-first century. 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. The new edition features more than 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations, a new feature that examines global dress, and a fully updated chapter on the twenty-first century. Key Features

Contemporary Comments from contemporary sources provide a sense of the attitude toward clothing of individuals of the period

Modern Influences photo feature explains historic costume is reinterpreted in modern fashion design

Visual Summary Tables show clear line drawing of period garments and Illustrated Tables depict important accessories, footwear and headwear

New to this Edition

Chapter Timelines present an overview and images of historic events in each chapter focusing on fashion and textiles, politics and conflicts, decorative and fine arts, economics and trade, technology, and religion

New Global Connections boxed highlights dress and textiles from around the world including China, India, Japan, Latin America, Africa and more

New Chapter 20 covering twenty-first century dress from 2000 to present

New Student Resources

STUDIO: Survey of Historic Costume online access includes provides a digital study tools such as visual flashcards, self-quizzes, videos, and assignment and activities and the Student Study Guide eBook to help students master concepts and improve grades.

Companion Survey of Historic Costume Student Study Guide (9781628922349) includes historic snapshots, review questions, summary tables, visual quizzes and glossary of key terms.

Instructor's Resources

Updated Instructor's Guide, Test Bank, Image Bank and PowerPoint presentations

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