➽ [Reading] ➿ What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America By Linda Baumgarten ➲ – Agedanna.info

What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America Paintings Of Upper Class Men And Women Tell An Important Part Of The History Of Costumes, But Surviving Garments Themselves Reveal Even Every Crease, Stitch, And Stain In A Piece Of Clothing Supplies Information About Its Wearer And Its Era This Stunning Book Features Th And Early Th Century Garments From The Premier Collection Of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Illustrated With Than Color Photographs, Including Many Details And Back Views, The Book Treats Not Only Elegant, High Style Clothing In Colonial America But Also Garments For Everyday And Work, The Clothing Of Slaves, And Maternity And Nursing ApparelDrawing On Contemporary Written Descriptions And On Actual Costumes Of The Period, The Book Analyzes What Americans In The Th Century Considered Fashionable And Attractive And How They Used Clothing To Assert Status Or To Identify Occupations The Book Also Examines The Myths And Meanings Of Clothing In British And American Society, Clothing For The Entire Lifecycle, And A History Of Clothing Alteration Informative Sidebars On A Variety Of Fascinating Topics Complete The Volume


About the Author: Linda Baumgarten

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10 thoughts on “What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America

  1. says:

    An utterly absorbing guide to what the founders as well as their wives, children, servants, and slaves wore With lavish photographs of surviving period clothing, this book reminds us that eighteenth and early nineteenth century Americans were fully embodied people Alison L LaCroix


  2. says:

    This beautifully organized and illustrated text book is a great reference book for anyone interested not only in the clothing, but in the lives of men and women in 17th through 19th century America The book is well researched and answers questions that anyone who has delved into either historical literatur


  3. says:

    A wealth of information on Colonial garments and fabrics, from original sourcing back in the day to pattern cut, to styling A great compilation of information, and going on my wish list for my professional costuming library.


  4. says:

    Haven t read the whole thing I use it as a reference book This wouldn t be my favorite of Baumbarten s books, though there s some good information here.


  5. says:

    Loved that the book talked about conservation, would have liked but the book wasn t really for that Overall really illuminating on the reuse of clothes.


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