No one comes close to the quality that Threads has to offer. The majority of its context completely ignores Asia, Africa and the Americas prior to being colonized. It gives just a little bit about everything from ancient Egyptian styles to fashion in the 1990s. Tonal shifts are obvious in the final chapters, as the 1969 first edition has seen additions in 1982, 1995, 2002, and 2012 by two other authors. Since the copy I had was the version that was first printed back in the sixties, it didn't have the updated chapters on the late 20th century, but I'll see if I can find one of those to read later. Fashion in the twenty-first century. The 1990s really were a particularly dark time for clothing.
At that point fashion actually became a business,and trends started changing at a rate that seemed to multiply exponentially. On the good side the pictures are helpful and some of the statements agree with other souces. There is no in-depth discussion about the influence of Marie Antoinette or the rise of Charles Worth and haute couture, but that's okay. And it gave the impression with references to Babylonia and Egypt that this book might be about cultures other than Western Europe and the States and it most certainly was not! This later edition was a present from a friend and proved a lovely reminder of Western European fashion history, a subject I find fascinating. This is perfectly fine as far as it goes - you can't cover the history of fashion in great depth in under 300 pages. He discusses the reinvention in the 1990s of the luxury label Gucci, the rise of houses such as Prada and Tommy Hilfiger, and the appointments of relatively avant-garde British, American, and European designers to head classic French houses. Книга, которая не выглядит новой, была в употреблении, но находится в отличном состоянии.
Amazing textiles and an interesting interpretation of Oriental style in western fashion Poiret's kimono coats - love it! He describes the means which have been adopted to satisfy the three functions of clothes: protection, expression of the personality by sartorial display, and attractiveness to others. Using only primary resources paintings, statues, etc. That clothes were embellished with real silver and gold thread and real pearls and jewels oh yes that this the time period I'd want to study. In addition, there are finishing techniques and construction I would never have known existed that improve my modern sewing. If you want a good overview of fashion history, especially a pictoral history, I would recommend this book. LibraryThing Review User Review - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing This may have been acceptable in 1969 when it was first published, but assuming that pictures of a king accurately portray the clothing even that the king wore, never mind everyone else shows a lack of serious research. Those of you looking for photos and descriptions with great attention to detail should look elsewhere, but those of you looking for just an overview of fashion, this would be a good introduction.
Laver is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the field of fashion history, an interest in which emerged through a desire to date images accurately through the clothing depicted within. There is no in-depth discussion about the influence of Marie Antoin This book ended up being one of my primary resources for a research paper I wrote for school, about fashion and the French Revolution. When the threads were woven into cloth, the Greeks and Romans draped cloth, then the needle was invented and seams were the way to go. Also included are the underlying motives of fashion and the ways clothes can express identity. I would like to know more about the transition, the impact of World War I, and the cultural clashes between the older and new generations as well as how the women adapted. From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of denim, from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today — here is a matchless guide to the landmarks of costume history and the forms and materials used through the ages, as well as to the underlying motives of fashion and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to attract or to influence others.
With eight new pages, six new illustrations and an entirely new final chapter, this book reclaims its position as the definitive concise history of the subject, and remains essential reading for all students of art, costume and fashion. The paper is glossy and there are lots of black and white and color plates. All the late-twentieth-century and turn-of-the-century style innovations are included, such as the appropriation of utility clothing by designers like Helmut Lang—who spearheaded the predominantly unisex urban sportswear look—and the impact of workplace dressing down on masculine fashion. The rise of combat trousers and branded sportswear in the late 1990s coincided with my teenage years; they looked terrible on me and basically everyone. I was really stirred and motivated by the article in my Threads magazine number 165. I found myself thinking what that gown said of our culture now! Contents: How it all began -- Greeks and Romans -- Early Europe -- The Renaissance and the sixteenth century -- The seventeenth century -- The eighteenth century -- From 1800 to 1850 -- From 1850 to 1900 -- From 1900 to 1939 -- Rationed fashion to pluralistic style -- Fashion in the twenty-first century. Featuring designers such as Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs, and style leaders Kate Moss and the Duchess of Cambridge, a new final chapter explains the forces shaping fashion today, including Internet technology, celebrity influence, 'fast fashion', the recession and global markets.
I didn't bother reading further than page 60. Since the book ended with the sixties, though, it was interesting to read his thoughts on how fashion might continue to develop, as of course for me that has already long since happened. When I was in college, the Elizabethan and Renaissance era were most interesting. I wasn't looking for his opinion but a history. However, I had the distinct impression that the author liked certain fashion periods more than others and so spent more time on them. Belts became the rage, and fashion exploded from that point on.
Series Title: Responsibility: James Laver. Thanks for this amazing opportunity! This book ended up being one of my primary resources for a research paper I wrote for school, about fashion and the French Revolution. Comparing it to today I miss how we don't wear a fancy hat every day with gloves and a lovely designed handbag. Belts became the rage, and fashion exploded from that point on. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if anyand , we will remove relevant links or contents immediately.
All the late-twentieth-century and turn-of-the-century style innovations are included, such as the appropriation of utility clothing by designers like Helmut Lang--who spearheaded the predominantly unisex urban sportswear look--and the impact of workplace dressing down on masculine fashion. James Laver 1899-1975 was keeper of the Departments of Prints and Drawings and of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, from 1938 until 1959. Still, if the idea is to get a broad understanding, the text with the pictures combine to make a decent starting point for Western fashion from Ancient times to the 1990's. It would be much more accurate to call it a concise history of European fashion, however. Men and women kept warm and or modestly covered in basic ways. The illustrations are excellent - I remembered encountering the book before thanks to the pictures rather than the narrative.
The whole nonetheless coheres nicely, providing an enjoyable synthesis. Great reference for costume history. Copyright Disclaimer: This site does not store any files on its server. Shediscusses the expansion of the Asian luxury market; the rise of fast fashion, stylists, and celebrity endorsements; and the influence of the Internet. I soon moved onto wearing much more flattering vintage styles.