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  • Hardcover
  • 327
  • Mourning Dress A Costume and Social History
  • Lou Taylor
  • English
  • 21 November 2017
  • 9780415552868

3 thoughts on “Mourning Dress A Costume and Social History

  1. says:

    Very detailed history on Euro American mourning practices as related to dress and textiles Some details are given of other cultures but the majority of information focuses on Western society Exceptional detail on textiles dress and colors

  2. says:

    I bought this book for 60p at a library sale years ago and finally got around to reading it As a history book to sit and read it is a little dull Taylor attempts to provide background for the Victorian and European traditions of mourning by giving references to modern anthropological accounts which unfortuantely come across as not very well researched But this book is definitely recommended as a reference it has many wonderful illustrations of both Victorian fashion plates and photographs of actual clothing Which should be superb inspiration for goths Taylor also attempted to show the prevalence of mourning throughout Victorian society from what was reuired at court to uotes from poor people in the East End of London Where the book stuck to fashion it was at it's strongest however when it attempted to deal with the wider social implications I felt it fell a little flat That said I did enjoy the parts about the Hugeuenot weavers and the manufacturing of Whitby jet Not really one I'd recommend sitting and reading cover to cover But nice to have a copy of nonetheless

  3. says:

    More than thirty years after its original publication in 1983 the aptly titled Mourning Dress is still perhaps the most comprehensive book on mourning dress available grounded in concrete examples of jewelry dress art and primary text documentation Covering pre 1600 through the twentieth century focusing primarily on Europe this book offers an accessible entree into understanding how the material culture of mourning shapes us and how cultures as they evolve over time shape mourning practices An appendix with popular mourning fabrics will appease the textile specialist while the generalist will be intrigued by the fascinating narrative of how mourning dress fits into our social and cultural histories

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Mourning Dress A Costume and Social History

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