Publisher description for Ancient Greek, Roman & Byzantine costume / Mary G. Houston.


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This meticulously researched and profusely illustrated book includes 315 drawings based on renderings by artists of the period to achieve utmost accuracy and authenticity. Included are elaborate examples of Aegean costume, Doric and Ionic styles of dress for women, Greek and Roman armor, graceful and intricately arranged Roman togas, the tunica--a roomy wide-sleeved garment--and the pallium, a cloak-like garment. Ornate vestments of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Byzantine costumes are carefully described and portrayed as are styles of hairdressing, jewelry, and other decorative elements. Instructions and flat patterns showing the cut of sample garments make it easy for costume designers to reproduce period apparel. An excellent reference for the history classroom, this volume will be invaluable to costume historians and art students interested in the development of representative art. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Adam & Charles Black, London, 1947. 315 black-and-white illustrations.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Clothing and dress -- Rome -- History.
Clothing and dress -- Greece -- History.
Clothing and dress -- Byzantine Empire -- History.
Rome -- Civilization.
Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.
Byzantine Empire -- Civilization -- 1081-1453.