Cover of Le costume historique. Book Info. Icons, Metadata. Author: Racinet, A. Publisher: Firmin-Didot et cie. Published: Subject(s): Art and Design;. They are a six volume set, published between and and written by Auguste Racinet (), covering historical costumes. Racinet’s Costume History is a landmark in the study of clothing and style. From Eskimo attire to high French couture, this unrivalled encyclopedia.

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Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century, the great work — “”consolidated”” in into 6 volumes containing nearly plates — remains, to this day, completely unique in its scope and detail. My only disappointment is it stops at the gacinet ‘s.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Though I have used it a lot, I wish it was more complete. Le costume historique The History of Costume: Everything including the kitchen sink really! This entry was posted in Hiatorique of the Month. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The famous couturier, Jean Phillipe Worth, found much to admire in the colour plates, designing stylish and fantastical evening wear around them.


I just received this book for my birthday, I’d been wanting it for quite a while. Learn more click to open popover Customers who viewed this item also viewed Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items. We just had to share these books, available to view for free via The Internet Archive. I was very impressed by the size of the book An encyclopaedic work, surveying costume through time, with an emphasis on traditional dress and its relation to local history, custom and social organisation, Le Costume historique is arguably the most famous of the 19th century books on dress.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It was also the first fashion book to use colour lithography. Racinet’s organization by culture and subject has been preserved in TASCHEN’s magnificent and complete reprint, as have excerpts from his delightful descriptions and often witty comments. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Notify me of new posts via email.



It’s my best buy in the last year! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The illustrations are breathtakingly beautiful. Read more Read less. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Share your thoughts with other customers. As a painter, he took part in the annual exhibitions rscinet the Parisian salons between andshowcasing his reproductions of ancient documents, archaeological subjects and projects for stained glass windows. Notify me of new comments via email. It augustf well worth the price, particularly the one offered here on Amazon, but I would have willing paid much more.

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