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Shover, Edna Mann / Art in costume design: practical suggestions for those interested in art, sewing, history and literature

Chapter III: Primitive and Egyptian costumes,   pp. [29]-45 PDF (5.4 MB)

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    "For the whole value of the time is in knowing what to d 
                    with it." -Emerson. 
    To study .Art, Musi or Literature with inelgneone must be 
familiar with the creations of each ag in the past so that one may 
choose the bes rather than accept without discrmination ayhn 
that is presented. It is the knowledge of the past that fits one to be a
better judge of the present and a more proficient worker in the 
future. No man, however original he may be, can make other tha a 
development or a retrogression from what ha bee done before. The 
modemn student cannot, if he wil, shake off the infuence of the ps, 
and the future gnrtos will feel the influence of the work of 
    Politics and war, religion and sprtio, as well as ciae 
occpation, and environment have greatly influence the cotmsof 
all ages, therefore one must study all of these subjects with a sym- 
pathetic heart and mid, if he would understand the cotumes that 
have been giventous by time.  le mustbe able toimgnthat for 
the time benhe is one of that ag, with the advatgsor disad- 
vantae and beliefs of that pol. 
    No art ca be enieysprtdfrom other activte in life. 
Whether this boo be used for the proeof ifrngthswo 
wish to copy gamnsfor hitrcal plays or pgatorofadn 
those who are dsgignew gamet of mdmtype; orwhte 
it be rea meeytospl the iantonwith picue ofthpat 
it shudalwa~ h hr in mmnA that +I, a..m* fJ o mmw ... 

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