4 Dover Coloring Books (History of Fashion)

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Byzantine Fashions; Chinese Fashions; Medieval Fashions; Renaissance Fashions | Dover Publications | PDF | ~87 Mb

Tom Tierney, "Byzantine Fashions", Dover Publications | ISBN 0486419576 | 2002 Year | PDF | ~23 Mb | 48 Pages

45 illustrations of authentic costumes, as depicted in ancient mosaics and sculpture, display attire of all classes--from simple tunics of early Christian commoners and body armor of Roman warriors to a pallium decorated with crosses, worn by a priest of the 10th century; and finely brocaded robe of a 12th-century Byzantine princess. Footwear, headgear, and hair styles are also presented in a collection sure to inspire and delight colorists and costume designers. Descriptive captions.

Ming-Ju Sun, "Chinese Fashions", Dover Publications | ISBN 0486420531 | 2002 Year | PDF | ~20 Mb | 48 Pages

Over 1,000 years of Chinese fashions for men and women are spotlighted in this exquisitely rendered coloring book--from a strapless high-waisted dress with a transparent outer robe worn during the Tang dynasty (a.d. 618-907) to an elegant, knee-length sheath trimmed with a floral applique (late Republic). Also included is apparel worn by military officials, scholars, musicians, street vendors, household help, and other figures. Captions describe each garment. Dover Original. 43 full-page black-and-white illustrations. Full-color illustrations on covers. Introduction. Captions.

Tom Tierney, "Medieval Fashions", Dover Publications | ISBN 0486401448 | 1998 Year | PDF | ~21 Mb | 48 Pages

Ten centuries of European fashions appear in a remarkable coloring book that doubles as a comprehensive fashion retrospective. From modest peasant garb to the regal attire of the nobility, the meticulously researched illustrations depict soldiers, minstrels, lords, ladies, and many others in authentic garb from the 5th through mid-15th centuries. 45 black-and-white illus. Introduction. Captions.

Tom Tierney, "Renaissance Fashions", Dover Publications | ISBN 0486410382 | 2000 Year | PDF | ~22 Mb | 48 Pages

A handsome collection of 45 finely detailed, ready-to color illustrations—sure to appeal to costume historians, designers and colorists alike—depicts clothing styles from every social class of the 15th and 16th centuries. Includes portraits of an Italian peasant couple in wedding dress, children of a German royal family garbed in velvet and accompanied by a soberly dressed nanny, an English lord and lady in riding outfits, and much more. Informative captions accompany each illustration.