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Medieval Dress in the 13th century (1180-1320)


The century of cathedrals, of a new artistic enhancement, a religious renewal and abundant literature, the 13th Century was also the century of original clothing, associating size, length, and elegance, variety of materials, rich colours, and luxurious accessories. Fashion which lasted until the first decades of the 14th Century. Widely-disseminated pictures give us an idea that can be correct sometimes but also misleading. Helping us by using literary and humoristic, critical or serious as well as legal texts, by examining archaeological documents, analysing with care and method the miniatures, frescoes, enamels and sculptures, it is now possible to get a good idea of what clothing at the time of Saint-Louis might have been, including its more unexpected aspects and its numerous variations, from the most luxurious to the most humble. This book intends help you discover what a marvellous century it was through the medium of clothes.

Format21 x 29x7 cm
nombre de pages216
Author(s)Florent Véniel

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