Now celebrating its 25th anniversary as the best-selling textbook for the study of fashion history, Survey of Historic Costume, 6th Edition is an introduction to dress from the ancient world through the 21st century. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. As a part of our new platform, Bloomsbury Fashion Central, this edition will come bundled with a free STUDIO of digital ancillaries for learning.
New to this edition
More than 1,000 full-color images, including 20% new photographs and illustrations throughout
New Global Connections boxes highlight dress and textiles from around the world, including China, India, Japan, Latin America, Africa, and more
New Chapter 20 covering twenty-first century dress from 2000 to the present
Expanded and redesigned chapter timelines present an overview and images of historic events in each chapter, focusing on fashion and textiles, politics and conflicts, decorative and fine arts, economics and trade, technology, and religions
Free with purchase: Survey of Historic Costume STUDIO provides a digital study tool including flashcards, self-quizzes, video and images, and maps and a timeline to help students master concepts and improve grades.
New co-author Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor and serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University, USA
Illustrated Tables depict important accessories, footwear and headwear for each era
Contemporary Comments from contemporary sources provide a sense of the attitude toward clothing of individuals of the period
Modern Influences photo feature explains how historic costume is reinterpreted in modern fashion design
Visual Summary Tables show clear line drawings of period garments
Survey of Historic Costume Student Study Guide available separately
Teaching Resources: Instructor's Guide, Test Bank, Image Bank and PowerPoint presentations available
Introducing Survey of Historic Costume STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study
Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
Review concepts with flashcards of terms / definitions and image identification
Watch chapter videos that bring historic costume topics and concepts to life
Learn context with a comprehensive timeline spanning the Ancient World to present day including key moments in fashion and textiles, politics and conflicts, decorative and fine arts, economics and trade, technology, and religion, plus the evolution of silhouettes over time
Enhance geographic knowledge with world maps showing the Ancient World and the Modern World
Access Survey of Historic Costume Student Study Guide eBook including chapter objectives, key terms, historic overviews, chapter summaries, chapter quizzes, image analysis exercises, garment analysis worksheets, glossary of key terms, and a fashion garment guide
Browse the Fashion Designer Index for an alphabetized list of key designers with brief bios
Branch out with links to fashion museums, costume collections and online resources
Instructor's Guide including sample syllabi and units based on the timeline in the book, chapter objectives, lecture notes, discussion questions, additional research projects, assignments, and an answer key for the Student Study Guide
Test Bank with multiple choice, true/false and essay questions for each chapter with answer key
Image Bank with all the illustrations and photos from the text
PowerPoint presentations for each chapter
Companion Survey of Historic Costume Student Study Guide (9781628922349, sold separately ) includes historic snapshots, review questions, summary tables, visual quizzes and glossary of key terms.
About the Author
Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, The City University of New York, US. She is co-author of The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles, 8th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013) and The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Fashion, 4th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013).Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, US, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum.