A Visual History of Costume: The Sixteenth Century (1983)
Beginning with a description of the prominent features of male and female dress throughout the 16th century, this book also provides a brief historical and sociological background against which the sequence of changes in fashion can be better appreciated. The book begins with a description of the prominent features of male and female dress throughout the sixteenth century, and also provides a brief historical and sociological background against which the sequence of changes in fashion can be better appreciated. The development of male and female dress is then examined in detail with carefully chosen illustrations accompanied by extended captions analyzing the various garments. The book includes the dress of many different social classes and professions, together with examples of contemporary foreign dress, children’s clothing, tournament and masque dress.
London : Batsford, 1983
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Katsiaryna Kolesava –
This book is full of images along with well organized information about costumes. It includes very helpful list of illustrations at the beginning of it and rich glossary list at the end.
Shani Hashemi –
The book consisted of pictures, portraits, and various paintings throughout the sixteenth century and a detailed description of what clothing they wore. I like that the author split the outfits into sections “head,” “body,” and “accessories.” There were also helpful notes that explained the specific styles according to the time and status.