The piece of silk representation is one of the finest examples of the decoration of woven fabrics that it is possible to study.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
The art of ornamentation in Japan and China by Auguste Racinet. Ornamental Cloisonné Enamel Designs.
The specimens contained in the accompanying plate are taken from vases in bronze, incrusted with tin, silver, or gold.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
A shop and street in Chinatown from a portfolio of photographs by John L. Stoddard and Old Chinatown by Arnold Genthe.
A sketch of a Chinese comedian performing his part before the the British Ambassador, December 19, 1793, at Canton.
The travelling Barge, of the Mandarin Van-tazhin, who attended the Embassy.
His boots are of satin, with thick soles of paper: these are always worn by the mandarines and superior Chinese.
The Giant Thorney Bamboo. Nothing can exceed in beauty the graceful bamboo, as its feathery foliage waves and flutters in the breeze.
Chinese pictures: notes on photographs made in China by Isabella Lucy Bird. The great imperial stone road planted with cedars sealed with the Imperial seal.
A peasant with his wife and family. The feet of children are prevented from growing large. The Mother is in the dress of the northern provinces.