Product detail

Costume and Fashion: A Concise History

Costume and Fashion: A Concise History

Author: LAVER James
Series: World of Art S.
$15.00(AUD)  inc GST
save $6.95(AUD) (31.7%) $21.95(AUD)
Available Stock: 1

1982, Reprint. A very good copy only marked by a singl;e crease to the front wrap and light foxing to the first page.


From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today, this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history. Costume and Fashion explores the forms and materials used in fashion through the ages, the underlying motives of fashion, and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, express identity, and attract or influence others.

This updated sixth edition features a new foreword and concluding chapter by Amy de la Haye and a new discussion about the major political shifts within the fashion industry, highlighting how it has responded to issues surrounding racism and sexism, LGBTQIA rights, mental health awareness, body and age diversity, and global sustainability. Generously illustrated with paintings, drawings, and photographs, and with a new angle on the emergence of ethical fashion, Costume and Fashion feels more current than ever.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780500201909
  • : Thames & Hudson
  • : Thames & Hudson
  • : March 1982
  • : 210mm X 149mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 58 colour and 266 b&w illustrations
  • : 288
  • : 391.009
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : Paperback
  • : LAVER James