Ok it didn't occure to me that no one knew that this was a book ....
so here it is
The Clothing of the Renaissance World: Europe . Asia . Africa . The
Americas: Cesare Vecellio's Habiti Antichi Et Moderni
By Ann Jones, Margaret F. Rosenthal
Cesare Vecellios' guide to the dress and customs of the world first
appeared in his native Venice in 1590, and was a publishing
sensation. It brought together vivid descriptions and depictions of
the costumes of the different countries of the world throughout
history, from Ancient Rome to Vecellios day, and of people of all
ranks from kings down to gravediggers, beggars and orphans. This is
the first time that the entire text has been translated into English
and presented with its original illustrations. Packed with enchanting
descriptions of the costume and habits of the peoples of the world as
seen in the late 16th century, this book will appeal to all those
interested in the history of dress, travel, antiquarian books,
Renaissance art and cultural history.
Amazon.co.uk was about $30 aud cheaper than buying through amazon.com
Cesare Vecellios' wood cuts were published some years ago by Dover.
I have that book too. Sadly the comentaries that accompanied the
images were left out of th Dover publication.
So, Yes, I feel that this is a very worthwhile text to have. It
should give a fuller context to what we are seeing in his woodcuts.
Possibly there will be some laughable bits, like the queen of
Florida, but worthy non the less. The Venetian and European stuff
will be far more reliable, and the Turkish stuff too, as he was
actually there, and there was a lot of coss cultural stuff happening
between Venice and the East.
[Pagar le Pompe]
Oonaghs Own - Venetian Patrician Womens Dress Laurel [from the skin
out] and Accessories of the mid to late sixteenth century
--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "Oonagh ONeill" <oonaghme@...> wrote:
> My copy of The Clothing of the Renaissance World; The Cesare
> Vecellio's Habiti Antichi Et Moderni Has arrived.