Tudor Fashion: Dress at Court

Tudor Fashion: Dress at Court

Eleri Lynn / Oct 21, 2019

Tudor Fashion Dress at Court The captivating story of Tudor dress its construction and symbolism and the people who made and wore it The Tudor monarchs and their courtiers are some of the best known figures in history They cont

  • Title: Tudor Fashion: Dress at Court
  • Author: Eleri Lynn
  • ISBN: 9780300228274
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The captivating story of Tudor dress, its construction and symbolism, and the people who made and wore it The Tudor monarchs and their courtiers are some of the best known figures in history They continue, even today, to spark our curiosity and imagination Their enduring popularity is no doubt partly due to the iconic portraits in which they are depicted in magnificent sThe captivating story of Tudor dress, its construction and symbolism, and the people who made and wore it The Tudor monarchs and their courtiers are some of the best known figures in history They continue, even today, to spark our curiosity and imagination Their enduring popularity is no doubt partly due to the iconic portraits in which they are depicted in magnificent style, in farthingales and ruffs, furs and jewels, codpieces and cloaks, and vast expanses of velvet and silk Far from being mere decoration, fashion was pivotal in the communication of status and power It was used as a tool in securing and holding the tenuous Tudor throne and as a competitive weapon in the factions, intrigues and love affairs of the court This book presents new information about the fashions of the Tudor dynasty, offering fresh insight into their social and political milieu Histories of Kings and Queens complement stories of unsung dressmakers, laundresses, and officials charged with maintaining and transporting the immense Tudor wardrobes from palace to palace Evidence from rare surviving garments and textiles, original documents, fine and decorative art, and archaeological findings enhance our understanding of the Tudors and their courts Handsomely illustrated, this sumptuous book contextualises Tudor dress within the buildings in which it was worn and fills in gaps in our knowledge of the period and its fascinating historical figures.

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    598 Comments

    1. I expected this is to be a coffee-table book but the gorgeous colour plates are supported by a well-researched narrative which draws on original sources to offer a rounded portrait of Tudor elite and courtly dress. Lynn starts by deconstructing the familiar costumes to look beneath the surface layers, and also explores the support necessary for the rich apparel favoured by Tudor monarchs: launderers, tailors, seamstresses, dyers and so on. The chapter on dress as a code for regal authority and m [...]


    2. A fun and insightful read. It definitely wasn't what I was expecting! I was fascinated to learn about how the clothes were layered, what each piece was meant for, and how they were created by tailors and seamstresses. A good coffee table/discussion book. I enjoyed reading it.I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley.


    3. I would like to thank netgalley and Yale University Press for the opportunity to read this book.This is an interesting" dip in and out of" reference book that focuses on Tudor fashion. It breaks down into the different rulers and looks at how power was shown in dressing and what has happened to some of the clothing down the years.


    4. Tudor Fashion was a fun and insightful read that kept me turning the pages. It was great to learn about the items of clothing in the context of the political situations at the time that affected the fashions of the day. The book also offered a great overview of the different pieces of clothing and styles, making this a great resource for the historical fiction author as well as the social historian. Obviously this book focuses on the court--royalty and nobles--and at times I yearned to know what [...]


    5. I received an advanced copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The only negative I have to report is that my advanced copy was actually missing a huge chunk of the book - jumping from page 99 to page 126. That aside, this is an excellent primer for those interested in Tudor fashion and how these evolved through the years. It has many beautiful illustrations and delves into quite a good bit of history through the eyes of fashion. I very much enjoyed it!


    6. I was thrilled to see this on Netgalley, where I was able to read it for free in exchange for an honest review.I'm an amateur clothing historian and the Tudor reign represents one of my favourite periods of fashion.Lynn does an excellent job of talking the reader through the Tudor wardrobe in the first chapter. She covers what was typically worn in each reign by the upper echelons of society--unfortunately evidence for the lower orders is scant which makes it difficult to draw accurate conclusio [...]


    7. ***This book was reviewed for Yale University Press via Netgalley(Throw in pics of peacock spider)Despite my love for history, this is a time period I am not overly familiar with. In Tudor Fashion, Lynn takes the reader on a voyage back through time. Using archaeological and historical sources, we see how the fashions of the Tudors were less fanciful affectations, and were instead bold statements of rank and hierarchy, like the plumage of birds of paradise or peacocks. At a glance, one could kno [...]


    8. Despite the rather dull looking cover, this book features gorgeous paintings, photographs and text reflecting the Age of the Tudors. Additionally, there are many wonderful details relating to fashion, dress, culture, socioeconomic status, and activities of the Tudor period. I was really drawn into the detailed descriptions, examples, and trivia on the making and wearing of fashions, clothes and accoutrements of that period. It details both mens and womens clothes. While I had seen some of the pa [...]


    9. Tudor Fashion is fascinating. I always wondered how the clothes of the Tudor period were made; what they were made of;' how they were cleaned; how they were decorated; what pieces went on first and last and how many pieces were there to the clothing that men and women wore during this time period This book answered all of these questions and then some. A really really fascinating read. Thanks to Netgalley and Yale University Press for the perusal. I loved it!


    10. Wonderful text is you are obsessed with Tudor history the way that I amif not, it is of interest to those who pursue the history of clothing. The pictures are relevant and beautiful, although the color portraits seem a bit off in comparison with other book reproductions of historical paintings. The text is fascinating; I only wish that there was more of it.


    11. Not the most detailed book on Tudor costume, but has some excellent reconstruction images which show all the layers of dress throughout the ~115 year period, and does a great job of setting it against its historical context, where dress was one of the most important ways to display your rank and power.


    12. This new release is a great coffee table book with lots of pictures (with descriptions). It goes into great detail about the fabrics use, why it was worn, etc. A good book for the Elizabethan or Tudor enthusiast who wants to create or wear clothing that is close to historical accuracy.


    13. Book received from NetGalleyI loved this book, it has both the history of who wore what, what they were allowed to wear due to sumptuary laws. Then what happened when the upper class decided that the very expensive clothes were outdated. The pictures they had of the various styles of clothing were gorgeous and the history geek in me was thrilled to see some photos of original pieces from the collection of the Historical Palaces in the United Kingdom. I am definitely getting myself a copy of this [...]


    14. This was a very well written and researched book on Tudor fashion. The author used beautiful and numberous images demonstrating their key points. Throug clear and concise writing the author proved the political power of clothing and financial implications cloth and style played during the Tudor dynasty. This book was a joy to read and very informative even to a history major.


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