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  • Fifty Dresses that Changed the Worldby Design Museum Enterprise Limited

    Octopus 2009; US$ 15.99

    Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Dresses That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 dresses that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the 1915 Delphos Pleated dress to Hussein Chalayan's... more...

  • Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Presentby Allison Lowery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.00

    Let Historical Wig Styling be your guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your productions and events. Chapters begin with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions explain how to create their iconic hairstyles, illustrated by photographs showing the finished... more...

  • A Handbook of Costume Drawingby Georgia Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    Perfect for students of costume design and history, A Handbook of Costume Drawing illustrates and describes the dominant male and female costume silhouettes for major historical periods ranging from Egyptian dynasties through the 1960s. Important details, including head and footwear, hair styles, fashion accessories, shoulders, waist, hem, and neckline... more...

  • Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian & Persian Costumeby Mary G. Houston

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, depict apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, manual workers, and military, as well as by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Flat patterns show cut of the garments. more...

  • A Dictionary of Costume and Fashionby Mary Brooks Picken

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 21.95

    While most of us would have little difficulty in recognizing a buckle, hem, or seam, we might be considerably more challenged if asked to identify a godet, a trilby, or a vamp. With this handy book at your fingertips, however, you can quickly find the definition of over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines,... more...

  • Riding costume in Egyptby C. Fluck; G. Vogelsang-Eastwood

    BRILL 2004; US$ 144.00

    This work deals with the evolution and distribution of the oriental riding costume in the Middle and Near East through the ages and the historical background on the find spot. It also focuses on the original costumes in various museum collections including technical researches and reconstructions. more...

  • A Practical Guide to Costume Mountingby Lara Flecker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 94.00

    The effective preparation of garments for display is essential for exhibitions of contemporary and historical dress. Costumes not only need to be visually appealing but also fully supported and historically accurate. This book provides a comprehensive guide to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the present day. It includes methods for... more...

  • Sheer Presenceby Marni Reva Kessler

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50

    In Sheer Presence, Marni Reva Kessler demonstrates how the ubiquitous veil and its visual representations knot together many of the precepts of Parisian life. Positioning the veil directly at the intersection of feminist, formalist, and social art history, Kessler offers a fresh perspective on period discourses of public health, seduction and sexuality,... more...

  • 100 Unforgettable Dressesby Hal Rubenstein

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    100 Unforgettable Dresses is filled with the stories, secrets, intrigue, and insights behind the most indelible dresses in our collective memories. Featuring looks from the runway, film, television, the red carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this book celebrates the staying power of these gorgeous, sleek, sultry, and outrageous creations... more...

  • The Complete Costume Dictionaryby Elizabeth J. Lewandowski

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 144.99

    Significantly greater in scope than anything currently available?online or in print?this comprehensive resource includes more than 20,000 fashion and costume terms as well as more than 300 illustrations. more...