Episcopal costume and insignia. The mitre, the cross, the superhumeral, the ring, the gloves, the shoes.
The piece of silk representation is one of the finest examples of the decoration of woven fabrics that it is possible to study.
Ornamental Cloisonné Enamel Designs. Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet.
The various specimens of enamel by Auguste Racinet.
Ornamental designs. Specimens of Chinese Art.
Renaissance 16th Century. Frescoes and Arabesques of Raphael. Loggie of The Vatican. By Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet.
Niellos and engraved metals. Ornamental decorations on utilitarian objects.
Indian arts and crafts of the 19th century.
History of Costume by Auguste Racinet. Costumes of the nobility in the time of Henry IV of France. 16th, 17th century. Court Toilets & Ceremonial Robes.
These oriental monastic and nun’s habit date back to the earliest times of Christianity.
THE details that fill the accompanying plate are too numerous for us to indicate the sources from which they have been derived, but they have all been taken from manuscripts of the fifteenth century.
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