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!Download Ebook ⛄ Mourning Dress: A Costume and Social History ¹ First published in , Mourning Dress chronicles the development of European and American mourning dress and etiquette from the middle ages to the present day, highlighting similarities and differences in practices between the different social strata The result is a book which is not only of major importance to students of the history of dress but also to anyone who enjoys social history Very detailed history on Euro American mourning practices, as related to dress and textiles Some details are given of other cultures, but the majority of information focuses on Western society Exceptional detail on textiles, dress, and colors. I bought this book for 60p at a library sale years ago and finally got around to reading it As a history book to sit and read it is a little dull Taylor attempts to provide background for the Victorian and European traditions of mourning by giving references to modern anthropological accounts, which unfortuantely come across as not very well researched But this book is definitely recommendedas a reference, it has many wonderful illustrations, of both Victorian fashion plates and photogr I bought this book for 60p at a library sale years ago and finally got around to reading it As a history book to sit and read it is a little dull Taylor attempts to provide background for the Victorian and European traditions of mourning by giving references to modern anthropological accounts, which unfortuantely come across as not very well researched But this book is definitely recommendedas a reference, it has many wonderful illustrations, of both Victorian fashion plates and photographs of actual clothing Which should be superb inspiration for goths Taylor also attempted to show the prevalence of mourning throughout Victorian society, from what was required at court, to quotes from poor people in the East End of London Where the book stuck to fashion it was at it s strongest, however, when it attempted to deal with the wider social implications I felt it fell a little flat That said I did enjoy the parts about the Hugeuenot weavers and the manufacturing of Whitby jet Not really one I d recommend sitting and reading cover to cover But nice to have a copy of nonetheless More than thirty years after its original publication in 1983, the aptly titled Mourning Dress is still perhaps the most comprehensive book on mourning dress available, grounded in concrete examples of jewelry, dress, art, and primary text documentation Covering pre 1600 through the twentieth century, focusing primarily on Europe, this book offers an accessible entree into understanding how the material culture of mourning shapes us, and how cultures, as they evolve over time, shape mourning More than thirty years after its original publication in 1983, the aptly titled Mourning Dress is still perhaps the most comprehensive book on mourning dress available, grounded in concrete examples of jewelry, dress, art, and primary text documentation Covering pre 1600 through the twentieth century, focusing primarily on Europe, this book offers an accessible entree into understanding how the material culture of mourning shapes us, and how cultures, as they evolve over time, shape mourning practices An appendix with popular mourning fabrics will appease the textile specialist while the generalist will be intrigued by the fascinating narrative of how mourning dress fits into our social and cultural histories