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Fashion and Fiction: Dress in Art and Literature in Stuart England
Relatively few garments survive from before the eighteenth century, and the history of costume in the preceding centuries must therefore rely to a great extent on literary and visual evidence. This book, the first of its kind, examines Stuart England through the mirror of dress. It argues that both artistic and literary sources can be read and decoded for important informa...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 28th 2006 by Yale University Press
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