Chinese Clothing (3Rd Edition)


by Mei Hua

Chinese Clothing (3Rd Edition)

Price:  US$35.58   (SGD44.47*)
Format:  Paper Back, 163 pages
Published:  2011, USA, 3st Edition
ISBN:  9780521186896
SB#:  052873 (708)

About This Book

Many colour pictures and black-and-white drawings, and archival material enrich this attractive account of changes and developments in Chinese clothing which have taken place since earliest times (inhabitants of the Beijing area are known to have worn ornaments 20,000 years ago). Chapters on Ancient Clothing and on Clothes and Hierarchy in Ancient Times are followed by discussion of Silk, The Silk Road and the art of embroidery. The Beauty of Traditional Garments and their significance and meaning, including the place of hats, shawls and wrappers are explored. This is followed by a review, Trends in Modern Garments, which includes comments on the place of the uniforms, and professional wear and the two-way influence of World Fashion movements. Material and illustrations are drawn from both ethnic minority wear and urban and Han habits.


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