The Worldwide History of Dress (2007)
The Worldwide History of Dress covers every notable geographical region, historical period and style of costume worldwide – from Upper Paleolithic plant-fibre skirts, Ancient Egyptian linen shifts and Roman togas, through Mongolian shamanic robes, Japanese kimonos and Indian saris, to nineteenth-century Tyrolean dirndls, African ceremonial attire and Middle Eastern burqas.
All aspects of dress and accessories are discussed: men’s and women’s clothing, footwear, headgear, jewelry, armour, decoration, and face and body modification, using an astonishing variety of sources including mosaics, vintage photographs and colour plates of museum-quality displays.
Diagrams explain how garments are worn, line drawings illustrate traditional motifs and designs, and there are over fifty specially commissioned maps.
While tracing influences from culture to culture, this tour-de-force includes descriptions of each region’s population, geography and climate, allowing the reader to understand the development of an area’s clothing customs.
Complete with an extensive reference section.
New York: Thames & Hudson, 2007.
ISBN: 9780500513637 0500513635
OCLC Number: 180193148
Description: 608 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm
Table of contents
Table of contents
1. The Middle East: The Ancient Near East; Arabian Peninsula; Eastern Mediterranean; Iranian Plateau
2. Europe: Prehistoric Europe; Classical Europe; European Folk Tradition
3. Central Asia: Mongolia; The Silk Road
4. East Asia: China; Korea; Japan
5. South Asia: India; The Himalayan Kingdoms
6. South East Asia: Mainland; Island
8. North America: The Arctic; Northwest Coast; Woodlands; Plains; Southwest; Mesoamerica
9. South America: The Ancient Andes; The Present Andes; Amazonia; Patagonia
10. Africa: East Africa; South Africa; Central Africa; West Africa; North Africa
Hendrickson, Hildi. “The Worldwide History of Dress. Patricia Rieff Anawalt.” Journal of Anthropological Research 66, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 147-149. https://doi.org/10.1086/jar.66.1.27820867