The Costume History

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Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s  Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive  study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume,  dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century,  the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. This TASCHEN reprint presents Racinet’s exquisitely precise color  illustrations, as well as his delightful descriptions and often witty  commentary. Spanning everything from ancient Etruscan attire to French  women’s couture, material is arranged according to Racinet’s original  plan by culture and subject. 

Part of the Bibliotheca Universalis series. 

  • Author:  Françoise Tétart-Vittu 
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Taschen, 2015
  • 752 pages, 7.7" x 5.5"
  • ISBN: 9783836555401
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