The art of dress : clothes and society, 1500-1914 / by Jane Ashelford ; special photography by Andreas von Einsiedel.

Other titles
  • The art of dress : clothes through history, 1500-1914.
Published
  • London : National Trust : Distributed by New York : Abrams 1996
Physical description
320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
ISBN
  • 0810963175
  • 9780810963177
  • 1905400799
  • 9781905400799
  • 0707801850
  • 9780707801858
  • 0707803365
  • 9780707803364
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 314) and index.
Contents
  • Gorgeous attyre, 1500-1603 -- Careless romance, 1603-1660 -- Wigs & drapery, 1660-1720 -- Uniformly elegant, 1720-1780 -- Perfect cut & fit, 1780-1850 -- Tyranny of fashion, 1850-1914 -- Swaddling to sailor's suits: children's clothes -- Dress suitable to their station: clothes for servants.
Subject
Related item
  • Online version:: Ashelford, Jane. Art of dress. London : National Trust : Distributed by New York : Abrams, 1996
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
Internet Resources

Summary

  • The clothing worn in the past affords an invaluable insight into lifestyles that have disappeared forever. Choice of dress has always been affected by numerous influences - social and economic, artistic and technical - and, of course, the vagaries of individual taste. In this delightfully illustrated book, a unique account is offered of the history of dress over four centuries. Drawing on the rich resources of Britain's National Trust properties, which include numerous costume and textile collections, revealing painted portraits, and extensive documentation in the form of family correspondence, diaries, and household papers, Jane Ashelford goes beyond a mere chronicle of cut, shape, and decoration. She looks at the social aspects of dress - how styles were conveyed, how and where materials and clothing were purchased, and what people wore at all levels of society and at all ages, from swaddling bands to widow's weeds.
  • Many remarkable ensembles are seen here, often for the first time, in spectacular photographs specially commissioned from Andreas von Einsiedel. Men's, women's, children's, and servant's attire and accessories provide vital information about the taste, preoccupations, and aspirations of the individuals who wore them, and the world in which they lived.

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University of Aberdeen Libraries: Sir Duncan Rice Library: Floor 6 391 Ash
University of the Arts, London: Camberwell College of Arts, Main collection 391.942 ASH
University of the Arts, London: Chelsea College of Arts, Main collection 391.00942 ASH
University of the Arts, London: Central Saint Martins, Main collection 391.0903 ASH
University of the Arts, London: Central Saint Martins, Main collection 391.0903 ASH
University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, Main collection 391.0903 ASH
University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, Main collection 391.0903 ASH
University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, Main collection 391.0903 ASH
University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, Main collection 391.0903 ASH
University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, Main collection 391.0903 ASH
University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion, Main collection 391.0903 ASH
University of the Arts, London: Wimbledon College of Arts, Main collection 792.026 ASH
University of the Arts, London: Central Saint Martins, Main collection 391.0903 ASH
Birmingham City University: School of Art 391.00941 TWO WEEK LOAN
Bishop Grosseteste University Table of contents Online location
Bishop Grosseteste University: Main Collection - Standard Loan 391 ASH
Bishop Grosseteste University: Main Collection - Standard Loan 391 ASH
Bishop Grosseteste University: Main Collection - Standard Loan 391 ASH
University of Bristol Libraries Table of contents Online location
University of Bristol Libraries: Arts & Social Sciences Library GT733 ASH 7 day loan: vacation loan
British Library: Lending Collection 96/21943
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms LB.31.b.13756
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in Reading Room 9000.a.2801
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order to West Room, access from within the Main Reading Room, First Floor, (order to Rare Books Reading Room if pre-1900), not borrowable S950.a.200.4179
Cardiff Metropolitan University: Llandaff Library: Main Shelves 391.00941 ASH
Courtauld Institute of Art Library: Courtauld Institute of Art K4743 ASH One week
Courtauld Institute of Art Library: Courtauld Institute of Art K4743 ASH
Coventry University: Floor 2 734.042 ASH
University of Dundee: Duncan of Jordanstone 391.009 41 ASH
University of Dundee: Store 1 746.9(42)ASH
University of Dundee: Duncan of Jordanstone 391.009 41 ASH
University of Dundee: Duncan of Jordanstone 391.009 41 ASH
University of Edinburgh Libraries: ECA Library - (STANDARD LOAN) - Level 0 TT504 Ash.
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 391.00941 ASH
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 391.00941 ASH
University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 11 Fine Arts L4706 ASH
University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 11 Fine Arts L4706 ASH
Glasgow School of Art Library: GSA Library: General Stock 746.9209 ASH
Historic England Library: Swindon Library 7.7/ASH
University of Huddersfield Library: University of Huddersfield Library Floor 3 Loan 746.9209 ASH
University of Hull: BJL 4th Floor GT 730 A8
Keele University: Campus Library GT730 .A8
Kingston University Library: Knights Park Library: Main 391.009420903 ASH
Leeds Arts University: Vernon Street 391 ASH
Leeds Arts University: Blenheim Walk 391 ASH
University of Leeds Library: Laidlaw Library, level 3 Textiles E-40 ASH
University of Leeds Library: Brotherton Library, West floor 2 Textiles E-40.01 ASH
The London Library: Art A. Dress, 4to.
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Manchester Metropolitan University: All Saints Library Ground floor: west wing - 2 week loan 391.00941 ASH
Manchester Metropolitan University: All Saints Library Ground floor: west wing - 2 week loan 391.00941 ASH
National Gallery Library: Main Library NH 681 :L Ashelford
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) PB7.210.96/6
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) H8.97.677
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 2010 MC 16933
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 97MC2030
National Museums Scotland Library: West Wing Library - UDC Sequence 768(4:15)/A
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National Portrait Gallery Library : Costume [Public Study Room] .A85 1996
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library: Lower Gladstone Link Open Shelves (UBHU) M98.D00603
University of Oxford Libraries: Continuing Education Library 391 ASH (Oversize)
University of Oxford Libraries: St Hugh's College Library: Stack STACK 391
University of Oxford Libraries: Kellogg College Library EDC 391.00941 ASH
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library Week 18 (10)
University of Portsmouth: University Library, First Floor 391.00941 Standard
Royal Holloway, University of London: Royal Holloway library Davison General Three Week 301.6600942 ASH
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama / Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru: Book D 5.415 (Oversize)
University of Salford: Clifford Whitworth Library 391.00941 ASH
Solent University: Floor LG, Fashion 746.903 ASH
University of South Wales: Cardiff Library: Main Shelves, Week Loan 746.9209 ASH
University of Southampton Library Table of contents Online location Click for access
University of Southampton Library: Winchester School of Art Library: Main Collection (Standard Loan) 391.0903 ASH
University of Sussex Library: Library: Short GT 730 ASH
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository HX-46-246
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository PX-254-732
University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Lampeter Campus Library: Main Collection 391.00942 ASH
University for the Creative Arts: Rochester Library 391.009 ASH
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries Table of contents Online location
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: National Art Library TD1.A.17
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: National Art Library TD1.A.17
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: National Art Library 47.Y.0991
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University of West London: Contact the University of West London Library 391.00941 ASH
University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary EE 1.0942 ASH

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