|The picture shows the dust jacket cover of this ©1988 Oversize Hard Back Book Entitled "THE HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COSTUMES" by Albert Racinet. This is a very remarkable book full of information and large very colorful illustrations. The book covers far too many areas to list here. Basically it covers the entire world.|
This huge book is a must for any clothing designer. It would also be very helpful to anyone working in the theatre or movie world. There is everything from Native American Indian and Eskimo costumes to Gladiator Battle Armor. There are over 2000 illustrations in this book! There are many, many sub-categories, but the book is divided up into the following sections:
by Dr. Aileen Ribeiro, Head of Costume Department, The Courtauld Institute.
THE ANCIENT WORLD
19th CENTURY ANTIQUE CIVILIZATIONS
EUROPE FROM BYZANTIUM TO THE 1800's
TRADITIONAL COSTUMES OF THE 1880's
The book has (320) large pages. It is heavy and measures 9-1/2" x 13-1/4" x 1-1/2". The book is in mint condition and the dust cover jacket only has light shelf wear.