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Fashion History, the Kyoto Costume Institute
 

Fashion History, the Kyoto Costume Institute (Hardback)

By Kyoto Costume Institute

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The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically. Showcasing a selection from the Institute's archives of photographs depicting the clothing expertly displayed and arranged on custom-made mannequins, th... read full description below.

ISBN 9783836536042
Published 25 June 2015 by Taschen
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9783836536042
ISBN-10 3836536048
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Publisher Taschen
Imprint Taschen GmbH
Publication Date 25 June 2015
International Publication Date 25 June 2012
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kyoto Costume Institute
Category Fashion Design
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 217mm
Height: 155mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 1,111g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Design & Commercial Art
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 391.009
Catalogue Code 270799

Description of this Book

Clothes define people. A fashion history from the 18th to the 20th century. 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

The Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) collects and preserves outstanding examples of fashion through the centuries. The institute also conducts research, subsequently exhibiting or publishing its findings.

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