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Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries Paperback – Apr 1 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum (April 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851775676
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851775675
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.6 x 30.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #178,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...sumptuous and authoritative..." -- The Scotsman

"A collection of delicious close-up and detailed photographs" -- Antique Dealer

"Both a visual feast and a useful resource." -- International Textiles

"Nothing in Harvey Nicks has the wit of that 1630 undersmock stem-stitched with snails and peapods." -- The Guardian

"Sumptously illustrated...an informative books for those collectors interested in textiles and fashion." -- Antiques and Collectables --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Avril Hart is an expert in historical dress. Her published work includes Englishmen's Fashionable Dress: 1600-1799, Ties, and Fans. Susan North is Curator, Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion, at the V&A.


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Format: Paperback
I have a copy of the book. I love the photos with every page close up detail.
Biggest and only complaint I have is that the book has images of garments clumped in each chapter, like "Stitching, Seams, Quilting and Cording", Buttons, Trimmings, "Applied Decoration", etc. What bothers me is that you don't get the overall image of a garment, but a lot of close up fragments of a garment. It would have been nice to see an overall image as well.
The book also provides a basic sketch of each garment, even if the original garment is missing a section.
This is not my time period for historical garments as a costumer, but the details just get me drooling every time I look at the book. Close ups of the embroideries are just to die for. All in wonderful full color large images the size of the book itself. The left page has the description, and the right page has the full image, and it is larger than 8.5" x 11". I don't have my ruler handy or I would measure it right now.
Anyway, I think it was worth the full price I paid when it first came out in hb. I love it.
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Fantastic book - gorgeous pictures and information.
Unfortunately the copy I purchased - although NEW - came to me with the top right corner crunched in. The cover had a big crease in it and was scuffed up. It arrived in a really big box with a bit of lose paper thrown in - it was just rattling around in there - so this is probably where the damage occurred - not packaged securely. I was disappointed with the damage - but it did not stop me from enjoying the book itself - which is really lovely.
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J'ai trouvé que ce livre est très beau visuellement en général, sauf qu'il manque de précision....
on y montre le schéma d'un vêtement et à la page adjacente, une photo très rapprochée de ce vêtement.

Ce que je déplore est que malheureusement, il n'y a aucune photo de vue d'ensemble des vetements détaillés de ce livre..
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Beautiful, but I wish there was more pictures of the entire garment. The close-up are great, but it's missing something
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