The Complete Costume History by Auguste Racinet


Published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume Historique was the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity to the end of the 19th century, this complete reprint presents Racinet's exquisite coloured illustrations, as well as his delightful descriptions and often witty comments.

The Complete Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.

Author: Racinet, Auguste
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 25 October 2015
Illustrated: Colour images
Pagination: 768
Size: 195 x 140mm

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