Tag: Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet of Abbotsford 1771- 1832 was a Scottish poet and writer. He was one of the – not only in Europe – the most widely read authors of his time. Many of his historical novels have become classics and have served as a model for numerous plays, operas and films.

Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

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