Volume 1

Formengeschichte europäischer Kleidung
(The history of the forms of European clothing)

Volume 1, 2nd edition, 2011
Edited by: Gabriela Krist and Annemarie Bönsch

Formengeschichte europäischer Kleidung
(The history of the forms of European clothing)

Volume 1, 1st edition, 2004, 978-3-205-99341-4
Edited by: Gabriela Krist and Annemarie Bönsch

The author follows the forms of European (Western) fashion clothing from its roots in ancient Greece and Rome to the dominant Western world fashion. The interpretation of the costume forms is based on the realisation that fashionable silhouettes appear bound to the time in which they were created. The world and human image of a certain period must therefore be seen as shaping the silhouettes. Every fashionable silhouette has been written unmistakably with the signature of its time of origin. The present work is based on a targeted and orderly collection of pictorial costume material that the author has selected, added to, continuously expanded and reworked since 1962 to form a “Costume History of Europe”.

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