What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

What Clothes Reveal The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America The Colonial Williamsburg Collection Paintings of upper class men and women tell an important part of the history of costumes but surviving garments reveal even Every crease stitch and stain in a piece of clothing supplies valuable in

  • Title: What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection
  • Author: Linda Baumgarten
  • ISBN: 9780879352165
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Paintings of upper class men and women tell an important part of the history of costumes, but surviving garments reveal even Every crease, stitch, and stain in a piece of clothing supplies valuable information about its wearer and its era This stunning book features eighteenth and early nineteenth century garments from the premiere collection of Colonial Williams Paintings of upper class men and women tell an important part of the history of costumes, but surviving garments reveal even Every crease, stitch, and stain in a piece of clothing supplies valuable information about its wearer and its era This stunning book features eighteenth and early nineteenth century garments from the premiere collection of Colonial Williamsburg Illustrated with than 300 color photographs, including many details and back views, What Clothes Reveal 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 apparel Drawing on contemporary written descriptions and on actual costumes of the period, the book analyzes what Americans in the eighteenth 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 life cycle, and a history of clothing alteration Informative sidebars on a variety of fascinating topics complete the volume.

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    1. 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. 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 literature or first person historical accounts may have—questions such as “what is stuff," “what did slaves wear,"and “did pregnant women really confine themselves for 9 months” are all answe [...]

    3. 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. Haven't read the whole thing; I use it more as a reference book. This wouldn't be my favorite of Baumbarten's books, though there's some good information here.

    5. Loved that the book talked about conservation, would have liked more but the book wasn't really for that. Overall really illuminating on the reuse of clothes.

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