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Survey of Historic Costume 6th Edition by Phyllis G. Tortora, ISBN-13: 978-1628921670

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Survey of Historic Costume 6th Edition by Phyllis G. Tortora, ISBN-13: 978-1628921670
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720 pages
Publisher: Fairchild Books; 6 edition (March 12, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1628921676
ISBN-13: 978-1628921670

Survey of Historic Costume, 6th Edition, is the best-selling introduction to Western dress from the ancient world through the twenty-first century. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. With visuals, illustrated tables, and in-depth discussions, readers come to recognize recurring themes and concepts and understand the role of dress from a diverse, global perspective. The new edition features more than 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations, a new feature that examines global dress, and a fully updated chapter on the twenty-first century.

Review

“It took me a while to find a text that I am happy with. Once I found this one, I stopped searching.” ―Donna Meester, University of Alabama, USA

“The organization of the book is excellent.” ―Emily Banis Stoehrer, Fisher College, USA

“I do not think there is another that has this much detail, but introduces concepts well without overwhelming undergraduate students.” ―Diana Saiki, Ball State University, USA

“The contents match precisely to what I am teaching, which is why I like this book so much. I think this book far outweighs any other book.” ―Rhonda R. Gorman, Texas Woman’s University, USA

“I feel the book is written with the correct amount and detail for undergraduate students of fashion history.” ―Alexandra Thelin, Montclair State University, USA

“Compared to other books [Survey of Historic Costume] is more or equally comprehensive, and has better instructor Guides and student study help. I find [Survey of Historic Costume] a better tool student success than any other text I have used.” ―Elizabeth Cole Sheehan, Lasell College, USA

“I think the design and layout is well-done and user-friendly.” ―Catherine Amoroso Leslie, Kent State University, USA

“One of the best things is the context it provides for dress in each era – social, political, historical, etc. It’s detailed and much better organized than other books I have as an option for this course.” ―Jennifer Banning, Illinois State University, USA

“I have always used this book. I do not think there is another that has this much detail, but introduces concepts well without overwhelming undergraduate students.” ―Diana Saiki, Ball State University, USA

“Compared to other books [Survey of Historic Costume] is more or equally comprehensive, and has better instructor Guides and student study help. I find [Survey of Historic Costume] a better tool student success than any other text I have used.” ―Elizabeth Cole Sheehan, Lasell College, USA

“One of the best things is the context it provides for dress in each era-social, political, historical, etc. It’s detailed and much better organized than other books I have as an option for this course.” ―Jennifer Banning, Illinois State University, USA

About the Author

Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, The City University of New York. She is co-author of The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles, 8th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013) and The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Fashion, 4th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013).

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum.

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