Item description for Fashion (Taschen 25th Anniversary) by Akiko Fukai, Tamami Suoh, Miki Iwagami, Reiko Koga & Rie Nii...
Overview Using a selection of photographs from the archives of the Kyoto Costume Institute, offers a pictorial journey through three centuries of fashion trends, including a wide range of historical shoes, garments, underwear, and fashion accessories.
A fashion history from the 18th to the 20th century 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 3" Width: 9.75" Height: 13.25" Weight: 13.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2007
ISBN 3822827630 ISBN13 9783822827635
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Reviews - What do customers think about Fashion (Taschen 25th Anniversary)?
A marvelous picture book of fashion Apr 5, 2008
Purusing these two books is a delightful experience. Anyone with an appreciation for fashion and clothing created in the 17th - 20th centuries will be amazed at the care and keeping the pieces in the Kyoto Museum's collection have received. The close-up photography reveals the marvel of the handwork and creation of each design, and each piece is a wonderful representation of its era. And the price of the set was unbelievable!! All around, a wonderful find and a keeper.
large format. Feb 25, 2008
I own the one volume book in paperback. In comparing the two books side by side they are nearly identical! But the two volume set is missing 14 pages that appear in the copy that I own! Most of the images are just close-ups of the garments, one set is a period illustration from Diderot, but some are garments completely omitted. The 20th century fashion is all complete though. So you have a toss up choice, larger photos or more photos. otherwise they are identical!
4 out of 5 stars because of those missing pictures.
Money well spent Feb 7, 2008
This set of books is absolutely stunning. I paid NZ$150 (around US$90)at a bookstore here in New Zealand and volume 1 alone is worth every penny of the sale price. If you're interested in historical costume, you won't regret this purchase.
Worth the wait ! Jan 25, 2008
Due to the publisher not anticipating the demand for this set of books it took me just over a year to acquire my copy. It was more than worth the wait. The photography is stunning. If you have an interest in costuming add this book to your collection without delay.
Must Buy Jan 24, 2008
Your mailman will probably hate you for buying this but this is really one of the best resources to have and it's very inspirational! You get 2 hardcover volumes with great large photos for a really bargain price, I love it!