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Costume

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chinese Dressby Valery Garrett

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 64.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Dressed Societyby Peter Corrigan

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 44.00

    This exhaustive book demonstrates how dress shapes and is shaped by social processes and phenomena such as beauty, time, the body, the gift exchange, class, gender, and religion. It does this through an analysis of topics like the Islamic clothing controversy in state schools, the multitude of identities associated with dress, the Dress Reform movement,... more...

  • The Face of Fashionby Jennifer Craik

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 70.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Greek and Roman Dress from A to Zby Liza Cleland; Glenys Davies; Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    How did the ancient Greeks make blusher from seaweed? Just how does one wear a toga? This work presents an alphabetized compendium of styles and accessories that form the classical image. The entries cover individual aspects of dress alongside surveys of topics and socio-cultural analysis, drawn from ancient art, literature and archaeology. more...