From the comic pages to Halloween costumes, we continue to representations of the dynamic headdresses of the 1th and 15th Centuries. Social and technological forces joined to create a time of great change in fashion which has never wholly left the public imagination. The authors purpose is to explore the development and possible construction of men and women’s headdresses of this time, primarily those of France and those countries with immediate French contact: England, Germany and the Low countries. Rue to a paucity of extant evidence, the majority of research concerns representations in illustration or sculpture.
Contents Introduction ; Hood, Templet and Cauls – The 14th Century ; Construction of Cauls ; Bourrelet, Horns and Veils – The First Half of the 15th Century ; Construction of the Internally Supported Cauls – The “Heart-Shaped Headdress” ; Higher and Higher – The Late 15th Century ; Constructing the High Hennin ; Bibliography ; Endnotes ; Annotated Illustration List.
Softcover: 52 pages
Illustrations: B&W line drawings
Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 14.0 x 0.5 cm