Episcopal costume and insignia. The mitre, the cross, the superhumeral, the ring, the gloves, the shoes.
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
French Huguenot leader, Catholic prelate of the Renaissance
John Knox is considered as one of the founders of the Scottish Reformation
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.
Ely Cathedral is considered a masterpiece of medieval architecture.
Tibetan clothing of a Lama Priest of Lhasa and traditional Tibetan women dress culture.
THERE is but one Westminster. No cathedral can evoke as many historical memories as Westminster.
Saint Agnes is venerated as a martyr, consecrated virgin and saint; celebrated on 21 January according to the Roman Martyrology as a martyr of purity.
Gloucester Cathedral is still considered “one of the most important and enigmatic monuments in the history of art”.
The mountain of Athos is well known throughout the entire Orthodox world as the centre of a great monastic republic.
Jainism is the only one of the early Indian monastic orders which has handed down almost intact its tenets and organisation to the present day.