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ICYMI: Fashion books from the Met Museum website you can download for free

By JOHN LEGASPI

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The enhanced community quarantine upon the whole Luzon region of the Philippines aims to lessen the spread of the pandemic COVID-19. With this, Filipinos are advised to stay at home and minimize their outside movements. For some, this brings time to build bonds with their families while others are exploring new ways on how to make their home more conducive for work. One way to make the most out of your time at home is to read.

Did you know that there’s an array of fashion books you can read and download for free from the Met Museum website? Yes! From historical costumes to contemporary design, feed your sartorial hunger with our top Met Publications binge-reads.

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Christian Dior by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1996)

The_Eighteenth_Century_Woman

The Eighteenth-Century Woman by Olivier Bernier (1982)

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From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress, 1847-1877 by Caroline Goldthorpe (1989)

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Haute Couture by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1995)

Wordrobe

Wordrobe by Richard Martin (1997)

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The Manchu Dragon: Costumes of the Ch’ing Dynasty, 1644-1912 by Jean Kailey (1980)

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Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress by Richard Martin and Harold Koda (1994)

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La Belle Époque by Julian, Philippe, and Diana Vreeland (1982)

Check more titles at Met Publications, with five decades of art history, available to read and download for free.



Source: Manila Bulletin

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