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The Chronicle of Western Costume

From the Ancient World to the Late Twentieth Century

John Peacock (Author)

Logo markA Thames & Hudson book


"The definitive guide to the history of western costume."—Antiques Info

Here, in more than one thousand full-color illustrations, is the history of Western fashion, from ancient Egypt to twentieth-century Paris. John Peacock’s meticulous drawings are organized in chronological sections and accompanied by detailed descriptions of each figure, including the individual items of costume shown and the many types of fabric, cut, pattern, and color that have been used over the centuries. This unrivaled reference work on how people have dressed in the western world throughout history includes an illustrated glossary with additional information on technical terms.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-500-28447-6
  • 8 × 11 in / 224 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

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