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Fashion. A History from the 18th to the 20th century - 2 Volumes
Clothes define people.
A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically. Founded in 1978, the KCI holds one of the world's most extensive clothing collections and has curated many exhibitions worldwide. With an emphasis on Western women's clothing, the KCI has amassed a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes, and fashion accessories dating from the 18th century to the present day.
Showcasing a vast selection from the Institute's archives of skilled photographs depicting the clothing expertly displayed and arranged on custom-made mannequins, Fashion History is a fascinating excursion through the last three centuries of clothing trends. The KCI believes that "clothing is an essential manifestation of our very being" and their passion and dedication positively radiate from every page of this book.
This special 25th anniversary edition has a chic new format: two volumes packaged in a slipcase.
The authors: Akiko Fukai (Chief Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute), Tamami Suoh (Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute), Miki Iwagami (Lecturer of fashion history at Sugino Fashion College (Tokyo)), Reiko Koga (Professor of fashion history at Bunka Women's University), and Rie Nii (Assistant Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute).
"…a visual feast. Full colour photographs of the collection make for beautiful browsing and notes on each piece are an excellent reference points. Why buy? A visual delight and inspirational sourcebook."
Homes & Living, Sydney, Australia
"The picture-led book, which is perfect for the sort of womenswear boutique that encourages customers to linger, features images from the clothing collections of the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan."
Drapers, London, United Kingdom
"This grand history of fashion spans two centuries and is splashily contained in four over-sized volumes."
Vogue, Sydney, Australia
"An astonishing book, amazing pictures that will enthral the ones who like colour, details - and/ or just everybody with a faintest interest in fashion. The congenial format (two seperate lighter books) makes the amount of information easy to handle and attractive for every reader or contemplator respectively! Thanks for great books like this! A star in my bookcase...
Christina S., GermanyStorlek: 240 x 335 mm, (9.4 x 13.2 in.)
Fukai, Akiko m.fl
ca 5000 grams
2 Vol. i slipcase fodral!