Woman as Decoration

Author: Emily Burbank
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,999 / 132 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.7
LoC Categories: HQ, BH
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 653
Added to site: 2006.07.24
mnybks.net#: 14229
Origin: gutenberg.org
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Woman as Decoration is intended as a sequel to The Art of Interior Decoration.

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reece.--Rome.--Gothic Europe.--Europe of the Renaissance,--seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century through Mid-Victorian period.--Cord tied about waist origin of costumes for women and men

XV THE STORY OF PERIOD COSTUMES 172

A RÉSUMÉ.

Woman as seen in Egyptian sculpture-relief; on Greek vase; in Gothic stained glass; carved stone; tapestry; stucco; and painting of the Renaissance; eighteenth and nineteenth century portraits.--Art throughout the ages reflects woman in every rôle; as companion, ruler, slave, saint, plaything, teacher, and voluntary worker.--Evolution of outline of woman's costume, including change in neck; shoulder; evolution of sleeve; girdle; hair; head-dress; waist line; petticoat.--Gradual disappearance of long, flowing lines characteristic of Greek and Gothic periods.--Demoralisation of Nature's shoulder and hip-line culminates in the Velasquez edition of Spanish fashion and the Marie Antoinette extravaganzas

XVI DEVELOPMENT OF GOTHIC

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