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A Pictorial History of Costume
A Pictorial History of Costume
by Dorine Van Den Beukel
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The five hundred exquisite handcoloured engravings in this book, show the attire of people in various parts of the world, and at different points in history. Among others, there are pictures of dress in the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, the Middle East and... (read more)

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Fashion: A Visual History from Regency & Romance to Retro & Revolution
Fashion: A Visual History from Regency & Romance to Retro & Revolution
by Nj Stevenson
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Every generation can recall and identify with the fashion icons and idols of their era. The crinoline-caged Victorian female, the Gibson girl, and the grunge-layered youth of the 1990s all reflect the influences and extremes of their life and times. The... (read more)

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Children's Costume: The Complete Historical Sourcebook
Children's Costume: The Complete Historical Sourcebook
by John Peacock
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John Peacock charts the development of every kind and style of apparel from earliest times to the present day, for both boys and girls. The hundreds of specially drawn illustrations reproduce in meticulous detail a host of examples from every era of... (read more)

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How to Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design: Artistic Inspiration and Instruction from the Vintage Walter Foster Archives (Walter Foster Collectibles)
How to Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design: Artistic Inspiration and Instruction from the Vintage Walter Foster Archives (Walter Foster Collectibles)
by Inc. (cor) Walter Foster Publishing
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How to Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design resurrects a period in fashion history when “stepping out” meant being pressed and well dressed. With original instruction from Walter T. Foster, Viola French, and Hollywood costume... (read more)

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Women's Shoes in America, 1795-1930
Women's Shoes in America, 1795-1930
by Nancy E Rexford
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In an engaging narrative history, the beautifully illustrated Women's Shoes in America investigates an aspect of American material culture not previously examined and provides a detailed reference for dating women's foot-wear.<P>Part One, "A... (read more)

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Authentic French Fashions of the Twenties: 413 Costume Designs from "L Art Et La Mode" (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Authentic French Fashions of the Twenties: 413 Costume Designs from "L Art Et La Mode" (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Joanne (edt) Olian
Publisher Comments
Over 130 dazzling pages from famed fashion periodical featuring fashions for all occasions by the great French couturiers of the Twenties—Patou, Worth, Molyneux, Paquin, Vionnet, Lanvin and many more. Introduction and captions by editor, who is... (read more)

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Impact: 50 Years of the Cfda
Impact: 50 Years of the Cfda
by Patricia. Mears
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IMPACT is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, exploring the influence of the careers of Americas most influential designers over the last five decades. Anchored by Patricia Mearss illuminating essay on... (read more)

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British Costume from Earliest Times to 1820 (Dover Pictorial Archives)
British Costume from Earliest Times to 1820 (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Emily Jessi Ashdown
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Hard-to-find classic drew on primary sources — actual costumes, illuminated manuscripts, effigies, etc. — to provide authentic detailed coverage of what people wore in Britain from the early Saxon period (ca. A.D. 460) to the reign of King... (read more)

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Fashion of the 20th Century: 100 Years of Fashion Ads
Fashion of the 20th Century: 100 Years of Fashion Ads
by Jim Heimann
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The way we wore The story of modern fashion&#8212;from couture to mass market The 20th century saw fashion evolve from an exclusive Parisian salon business catering to a wealthy elite, into a global industry employing millions, with new trends... (read more)

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Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman
by Sara Mnookin
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A beautifully illustrated anthology of entertaining anecdotes about the singular, legendary fashion mecca that has influenced the course of personal style worldwide since 1901 Bergdorf Goodman is where Grace Kelly ordered her wedding invitations; where... (read more)

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Gear Guide: Hip-Pocket Guide to Britain's Swinging Carnaby Street Fashion Scene
Gear Guide: Hip-Pocket Guide to Britain's Swinging Carnaby Street Fashion Scene
by David Johnson
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CN"This quirky, fascinating little book was originally published in 1967 by Atlas Publishing, London. A facsimile of the original pocket guide to the boutiques of Swinging London, this book is a must- have stocking filler for Christmas, or just a neat... (read more)

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Sixties Fashion: From Less Is More to Youthquake
Sixties Fashion: From Less Is More to Youthquake
by Jonathan Walford
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In the 1960s, fashion changed dramatically. At the end of the 1950s, Yves Saint Laurent was starting to look for new ways to define the female form; by the 1970s, styles, markets, materials, demographics, inspirations, and the very definition of fashion... (read more)

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Women's Costume of the Ancient World: 700 Full-Color Illustrations
Women's Costume of the Ancient World: 700 Full-Color Illustrations
by Paul L De Giafferri
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One of the most extensive pictorial collections of its kind, this volume of 700 full-color illustrations provides an authentic and fascinating glimpse of what fashionable women were wearing more than 2,000 years ago. Like many of today's young ladies... (read more)

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China Chic: East Meets West
China Chic: East Meets West
by Valerie Steele
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Fashion today is increasingly international and multicultural, and many designers are turning to Chinese clothing and decorative motifs for inspiration. Yet few people -- western or Chinese -- understand the historic significance of Chinese clothing... (read more)

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Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition
Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition
by Beverley Jackson
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An extraordinary exploration of footbinding that encompasses Chinese art and mythology, social and political history, and truly exotic eroticism. The author's vast collection of historical and contemporary photographs, plus 40 full-color "portraits... (read more)

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The Chinese Purse: Embroidered Purses of the Ch'ing Dynasty
The Chinese Purse: Embroidered Purses of the Ch'ing Dynasty
by Loretta H Wang
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Art and history of Chinese purse-wearing and making.... (read more)

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Costume and Ornament of the Middle Ages in Full Color: (Dover Pictorial Archive)
Costume and Ornament of the Middle Ages in Full Color: (Dover Pictorial Archive)
by Henry Shaw
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More than a pictorial archive of medieval dress and decoration, this beautiful collection is also valuable for its discerning scholarship. A magnificent compilation of artwork from Henry Shaw's detailed study of court life in the Middle Ages, this... (read more)

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Jeans: A Cultural History of an American Icon
Jeans: A Cultural History of an American Icon
by James Sullivan
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Subtitled, "A Cultural History Of An American Icon". The story of the world's best-loved garment, from its humble beginnings to current star status.... (read more)

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The Long and Short of It: The Madcap History of the Skirt
The Long and Short of It: The Madcap History of the Skirt
by Ali Basye
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From its simple beginnings as a unisex body wrap to its bold march forward as an iconic symbol of femininity to a haute couture fashion statement, the skirt has had a perilous journey&#8212;one day subject to accolades, the next ridicule, and even... (read more)

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Fashion Illustration 1920-1950: Techniques and Examples
Fashion Illustration 1920-1950: Techniques and Examples
by Walter Foster
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 Comprehensive and user-friendly, this volume combines four vintage instructional manuals by Walter T. Foster, the world-famous art teacher and publisher. In addition to explaining the principles of figure drawing, it provides a handy... (read more)

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