Presents an analysis of Western dress to 2008. Suitable for those interested in historic costume, fashion, textiles, drama, and design, this book includes facts and commentary. It features over 500 four-color photographs and illustrations.
In the Preface of the 5th Edition of Survey of Historic Costume, Tortora and Eubank conclude with the following: “In the history of dress at the beginning of the 21st century, costume might be compared to a constantly moving river. This river divides into many narrower channels that separate, cross, come together, and separate again, and yet that river continually moves on.” Building on the previous editions, the authors update their analysis of Western dress to 2008. Survey of Historic Costume has, from its beginnings, taken seriously the need to accompany the text with appropriate illustrations and the major change in the 5th Edition is the move to full color throughout the book to enrich the text and the concepts. Perfect for anyone interested in historic costume, fashion, textiles, drama, and design, this beautifully illustrated book is full of interesting facts and commentary.
New to this Edition: — Over 500 four-color photographs and illustrations — Updated text to 2008 — Additional influences from one period or civilization to another, including influences from other cultures — Index - updated and organized to be utilized as glossary with terms defined and page numbers printed in boldface — Instructor's Guide provides sources for visuals, websites, teaching strategies and evaluation techniques — PowerPoint® Presentation contains interactive visual presentation with links to Internet
Phyllis G. Tortora
is professor emerita at Queens College, where she was department chair for 17 years, teaching historic costume and furnishings, and textiles. She has also served as a consultant to the Historic Costume Collection of the Huntington Historical Society. Her professional memberships include the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the Costume Society of America. She has been awarded Fellow Membership in ITAA. Keith Eubank is a Professor Emeritus of history at Queens College, CUNY. He had previously been the chairman of the History Department and was also part of the doctoral faculty in History at CUNY. Eubank maintains scholarly affiliations with the American Historical Association and the Southern Historical Association.