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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Clothing was hardly a practical necessity in North Africa and what is today the Middle East. Often a luxury item in these warm, humid climates, it became more essential as people's lives improved socially and economically. But even then, the drapery was light and tended to accent the body's shape rather than conceal it. The first part of this profusely... 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...

  • Edith Headby Jay Jorgensen

    Running Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    All About Eve. Funny Face. Sunset Blvd. Rear Window. Sabrina. A Place in the Sun. The Ten Commandments. Scores of iconic films of the last century had one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (18971981). She racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a fifty-year career. Never before has the account... 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...

  • 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...

  • 100 Unforgettable Dressesby Hal Rubenstein

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 15.99

    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$ 129.99

    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...

  • Filmcraft: Costume Designby Deborah Nadoolman Landis

    Taylor & Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    Actors often say they only really assume the identity of their character when they have donned the costumes painstakingly created for them by the costume designer. In this volume of the FilmCraft series of books, sixteen of the world?s leading costume designers come together to share their inspiration and knowledge with the reader. They provide insights... 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...

  • 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...