Tudor Costume and Fashion by Herbert Norris Monumental study of English fashions from 1485 through 1603 surveys clothing worn by all classes and includes headgear, hairstyles, jewelry, collars, footwear, and other accessories. 1,000 black-and-white figures. 24 halftones. 22 color plates.
A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken Compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, words are grouped alphabetically according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style categories. Over 750 illustrations.
Costume Through the Ages: Over 1400 Illustrations by Erhard Klepper Detailed drawings in continuous chronological format provide a history of costume design from the first century AD to 1930. More than 1,400 illustrations, from Roman noble to Jazz Age schoolboy.
European Civil and Military Clothing by Sir Frederic Stibbert Peerless archive of historical fashions features nearly 1,000 individual figures and accessories: priestesses and warriors of ancient Britain; elaborately coiffed ladies from the court of Versailles; knights in full regalia from many eras and countries.
The Mode in Costume: A Historical Survey with 202 Plates by R. Turner Wilcox From ancient Roman togas to modern Dior gowns, this lavishly illustrated treasury reflects men's, women's, and children's fashions from 3000 B.C. to 1958. An essential handbook for illustrators and compulsive reading for fashionistas.
Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties by JoAnne Olian This stylish collection offers hundreds of sepia-tone illustrations and captions that depict the fashions of the '20s — from women's chemise dresses and hats to men's suits and work clothes, plus kids' apparel.
Fashion Illustration 1920-1950: Techniques and Examples by Walter T. Foster Comprehensive, user-friendly guide combines four vintage instructional manuals by a famous teacher. Step-by-step drawings with helpful comments explain principles of figure and fashion drawing. Techniques include pencil, pen, wash, and opaque.
Costume and Fashion by Alan Weller From Native American rituals to the court of Versailles, this fashion archive presents finery from around the world. Focusing chiefly on Western styles, it spans centuries of attire from every walk of life. 206 illustrations.
Historic Fashion from Around the World CD-ROM and Book by Pauquet Frères Magnificent panorama of fashion details what men and women of wealth were wearing from 1477 to 1868. Ninety-six full-color engravings depict full-length portraits of such notables as Peter the Great to the less specific American Indian.
Historic Costumes and How to Make Them by Mary Fernald, Eileen Shenton Practical, informative guidebook shows how to create everything from short tunics worn by Saxon men in the fifth century to a lady's bustle dress of the late 1800s. 81 illustrations.
Full-Color Sourcebook of French Fashion: 15th to 19th Centuries by Pauquet Frères Illustrations depicting 500 years of French fashion, reproduced from a rare 19th-century publication, progress chronologically from flamboyant headgear and voluminous robes of 15th-century royalty to high-waisted Empire styles of the Napoleonic era.
Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Costume by Doreen Yarwood This authoritative resource covers the entire world with a comprehensive history of clothing and accessories that ranges from ancient to modern times. More than 2,000 illustrations accompany 650-plus entries.
Over 1,450 costumed figures in clearly detailed engravings — from the dawn of civilization to the end of the 19th century. Features many folk costumes. Captions.
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