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Vecellio's Renaissance costume book : all 500 woodcut illustrations from the famous sixteenth-century compendium of world costume / by Cesare Vecellio.

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  • ISBN: 048623441X
  • Physical Description: 156 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1977.

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General Note: A gift from the William H. Willennar Foundation in memory of Aileen Willennar and Alice Willennar Close, 1999.
Contains the woodcuts from the author's Habiti antichi et moderni de tutto il mondo, published in 1598, with new English captions.
Summary, etc.: 500 carefully drawn woodcuts show the costumes of the world known in Vecellio's day: Italy, France, th Lowlands, Burgandy, Spain Portugal, Scahdinavia, the German lands, the Slavic lands, Hungary, the Balkans, the Aegean, North Africa, Arabia, Syria, Armenia, Persia, India, China, and the recently discovered New World (Florida Indians, Mexico, Puru).
Subject: Costume > Pictorial works.
Costume > Early works to 1800.
Renaissance > Pictorial works.

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