Category: Baroque

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

The Tuscan. A short account of a Violin by Stradivari.

Stradivari, Violin, Instrument, Tuscan, Baroque, craft,

The “Tuscan.” A short account of a Violin by Stradivari. Made for Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Dated 1690. THIS remarkable instrument, one of the finest examples of Stradivari’s work, is probably unique in the preservation, in every detail, of the original beauty of its form and workmanship.

Hairstyles, hats and caps. Reign of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

France, Déshabillés, Hairstyles, Hats, caps, Rococo, 18th century, Racinet,

France 18th century. Fashions from the second half of the government of Louis XVI. Hairstyles. Hats and caps. The Déshabillés.


The hoop skirt and its development within the history of costumes.

hoop, skirt, crinoline, fashion,

The hoop skirt in the age of the Spanish fashion (Renaissance) 16th century, in the age of rococo (Baroque), 18th century, crinoline fashion, 19th century.