Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century

Read [Madeleine Delpierre Book] * Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century Online * PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century A thorough and much needed publication! While much attention has been paid to the period dress of Great Britain, continental Europe has been ignored for the most part. This book adds significantly to the available literature on French fashions during the last century of the French monarchy. Readers and researchers alike will find it invaluable and very in]

Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century

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Rating : 4.79 (961 Votes)
Asin : 0300071280
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-10-16
Language : English

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A thorough and much needed publication! While much attention has been paid to the period dress of Great Britain, continental Europe has been ignored for the most part. This book adds significantly to the available literature on French fashions during the last century of the French monarchy. Readers and researchers alike will find it invaluable and very in

Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: French

Delpierre then examines the social and economic factors affecting fashion, compares styles of clothing in the major European countries, and assesses the cultural impact of clothes as they crossed territorial borders. This charming book examines European dress as it evolved in eighteenth-century France, the country which (with occasional challenges from Britain) had already established itself as the arbiter of fashionable taste in this most elegant of eras.Madeleine Delpierre looks at French dress first from an aesthetic point of view, describing in detail fashionable and everyday clothes for men, women, and children -- from the basic cut and style to the accessories worn and carried to the materials used. The book concludes with a lively discussion of how fashion was treated in the literature of the day.All those interested in the cul

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