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Costume

  • 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...

  • Make-Up, Hair and Costume for Film and Televisionby Jan Musgrove

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    An introductory guide for students learning professional make-up, hairdressing and wardrobe skills and `front of camera' professionals needing an understanding of the techniques. Written by an experienced professional, this manual offers a step-by step approach for the complete beginner with diagrams to show procedures for a variety of make-up effects,... 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...

  • Wig Making and Stylingby Martha Ruskai; Allison Lowery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Top off that costume with the perfect accoutrement with this first real guide to creating and styling costume wigs. No longer will you need to comb through old references on hairstyles of different time periods, Wig Making and Styling contains everything you need to be a cut above, offering snippets on styling tools, hair types, wig making and measuring,... 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 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...

  • Chinese Dressby Valery Garrett

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 65.00

    Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China. A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...