With 270 photographs and the discussion of 250 categories of costume, The Guide to Historic Costume provides the most detailed, comprehensive and up-to-date survey of surviving historic costume in a single volume. Fabric, colour, shape, social and historical context - all give weight and substance to this authoritative source of factual information.
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This well-researched guide traces the evolution of English fashion for men and women through hundreds of illustrations. More than a history of style, it's a dressmaker's delight, filled with scaled-down patterns for 67 authentic costumes.
Survey of Historic Costume presents a thorough overview and chronology of Western dress from the ancient world to the trends of today.
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 adapting and shaping figures to create historical silhouettes, constructing underpinnings and making replicas and toiles using inexpensive and simple techniques. A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting is an invaluable resource for conservators, historians and all those working with clothing in museums, private collections and throughout the fashion and theatre industries. Trained as a historical costume maker, author Lara Flecker is the textile display specialist at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. She has worked extensively with the museum’s world-class costume collection, preparing garments for display. Her simple mounting methods are clearly explained and can be used by people with a wide range of experience, including those with few sewing skills.
Meticulously drawn and based on a variety of sources, the illustrations provide a guide to the history and development of dress. Beginning with ancient history through to the 19th century, each illustration is accompanied by a description.
Fairchild's Survey of Historic Costume Study Guide is designed to guide students through each chapter of Survey of Historic Costume 5th edition (ISBN: 9781563678066) and help them identify and synthesize core information. With its emphasis on the text and flexibility to be adapted to different course structures and methods, this resource is a valuable tool for instructors as well as students. For every chapter, the Study Guide includes concise Historical Snapshots to situate students in time; At a Glance; tables summarizing of key information about dress from the time period covered by each chapter; space to take notes about major content and themes; questions to help students identify this information in the text; activities in which students must sketch or describe key styles; and further review questions. The Study Guide also provides students with a complete glossary of key terms used throughout the text.
This study guide is a tool to help students get the most out of Survey of Historic Costume, 6th Edition. Following the chapters of the textbook, the Student Study Guide includes chapter objectives, key terms, historic overviews, chapter summaries, chapter quizzes, image-analysis exercises, garment analysis worksheets, glossary of key terms, and a fashion garment guide-a mini-dictionary identifying basic garment terminology with illustrations. By providing a consistent approach to all of the chapters in this text, the guide provides a vehicle that enhances the journey students will take through time and place-making the study of historic costume accessible, memorable and exiting. This text is a companion to Survey of Historic Costume 6th Edition (978-1-62892-167-0). For access to the free eBook version, order the Survey of Historic Costume 6th Edition + STUDIO bundle ISBN 9781501395253.
Provides a convenient and unique look at fashion and costume literature and how it has developed historically. Discusses subjects from jeans to wedding dresses.
Provides a comprehensive history of fashion including examples of costumes from the ancient Egyptian period, the middle ages, early Renaissance, and the 16th through 20th centuries.
Looks at the history of women's fashion advertising in Vogue magazine from the 1890s to the 1990s.