Item description for Church Vestments: Their Origin and Development by Herbert Norris...
This comprehensive reference by a noted costume authority traces the evolution of clerical attire through the centuries until the end of the 1400s. Vestments depicted and discussed include the simple alb, pallium, chasuble, cassock, surplice, mitre, and accessories such as footwear, crosses, headgear, rings, and gloves. Highly readable and handsomely illustrated, this volume is an indispensable reference for students, scholars, cultural historians, and costume designers. Unabridged republication of the classic 1950 edition. Introduction. Authorities Quoted. Brief Historical Data. Index. 276 black-and-white illustrations. 8-page color insert.
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Studio: Dover Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2002
Publisher Dover Publications
ISBN 0486422569 ISBN13 9780486422565 UPC 800759422562
Reviews - What do customers think about Church Vestments: Their Origin and Development?
Missing something... Oct 9, 2007
Like all of Norris's books (that I know of, anyway), all works of art are reproduced by hand rather than as photos, so they should be taken with a grain of salt, as usual. He meticulously goes through the various pieces of liturgical garments.
On the other hand, having purchased the book to help me with a historical nun costume, I was disappointed to find almost nothing - just one picture and a few sentences that I could find.
church vestments Aug 23, 2007
This book describes in detail the history of church vestments and their origin in detail.It can be very helpful for church research.