Fashion: A History From The 18th To The 20th Century by The Kyoto Costume InstituteFashion: A History From The 18th To The 20th Century by The Kyoto Costume Institute

Fashion: A History From The 18th To The 20th Century

byThe Kyoto Costume Institute

Hardcover | August 30, 2007

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Clothes define people. 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.

This special 25th anniversary edition has a chic new format: two volumes packaged in a slipcase.
The authors: Akiko Fukai (Chief Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute), Tamami Suoh (Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute), Miki Iwagami (Lecturer of fashion history at Sugino Fashion College (Tokyo)), Reiko Koga (Professor of fashion history at Bunka Women's University), and Rie Nii (Associate Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute...
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Title:Fashion: A History From The 18th To The 20th CenturyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 13 × 9.5 × 3 inPublished:August 30, 2007Publisher:TaschenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3822827630

ISBN - 13:9783822827635

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely wonderful! There is such a delicate balance between preservation, restoration, and curation. On one end of the spectrum, you need to preserve the items so that they will last for as long as physically possible and protect them from any further damage. In the middle, you need to document and restore the item at this point in time, which is the best the item will ever be, which inevitably damages it in some way. and on the other end, the items need to be displayed, so that the public can learn from these items and marvel in their current condition, which damages them the most. Kyoto Costume Institute does an incredible job at all 3.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourites These books are some of the most valuable in my collection! They are amazing for the detail and research. I have owned these books for years and I still look through them and find things I never noticed before, and learn something new from them
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! These books are some of my most prized possessions! The photographs are gorgeous and the Kyoto Costume Institute does an incredible job of preserving, documenting and researching the garments, as well as pairing them together to create accurate outfits
Date published: 2017-06-25