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Android in Practice by Michael Galpin, Charlie Collins, Matthias Kaeppler

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About the Cover Illustration

The figure on the cover of Android in Practice is captioned “Habit of the Grand Seigneur’s Body Guard in 1700” and is taken from the four-volume Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations by Thomas Jefferys, published in London between 1757 and 1772. The collection, which includes beautifully hand-colored copperplate engravings of costumes from around the world, has influenced theatrical costume design ever since it was published.

The diversity of the drawings in the Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations speaks vividly of the richness of the costumes presented on the London stage over 200 years ago. The costumes, both historical and contemporaneous, offered a glimpse into the dress customs of people ...

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