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Fashion History


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20th-Century Fashion Illustration: The Feminine Ideal (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
20th-Century Fashion Illustration: The Feminine Ideal (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
by Rosemary Torre
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This fascinating retrospective chronicles the rise and development of modern fashion illustration from the early 1900s to the dawn of the twenty-first century. Its lively narration, illustrated by over seventy original works by fashion's top... (read more)

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Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties
Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties
by Joanne Olian
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What were they wearing during the Roaring 20s? This chic collection presents a comprehensive view of Jazz Age fashions with hundreds of sepia-tone illustrations and captions. Selected from a 1927 Montgomery Ward catalog, these images form authentic... (read more)

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A History of Costume
A History of Costume
by Carl Kohler
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Egypt, Babylon, Greece up through 19th-century Europe; based on surviving pieces, art work, much more. Includes many clear, measured patterns for reproducing historic costumes. Full text. 595 illustrations. "Landmark in the field of Western European... (read more)

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Clothing & Accessories from the 40s, 50s & 60s: A Handbook & Price Guide
Clothing & Accessories from the 40s, 50s & 60s: A Handbook & Price Guide
by Jan Lindenberger
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These are vintage fashions that can be worn and enjoyed every day. Ranging from the formal to the whimsical, the chic tailored suits of the 1940s to the free-style fashions of the late-1960s, there is something for every taste. With concise descriptions,... (read more)

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Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being II
Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being II
by Cristina Giorcelli
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Clothing may not make the man (or woman), but it helps. How clothing as a vestige and artifact and as transmitter of identity moves from one use to another, from one fantasy to another fad, from one literary source to another visual one: these are the... (read more)

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The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates
The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates
by R Turner Wilcox
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What shoes were the height of fashion in Paris at the turn of the century? What did Tutankhamen's burial sandals look like? The answers lie in this illustrated compendium covering centuries of footwear, from Egyptian sandals, to Chinese silk wedges... (read more)

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Costume and Fashion: A Concise History (World of Art)
Costume and Fashion: A Concise History (World of Art)
by James Laver
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From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, as well as the ways in which clothes have been... (read more)

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100 Years of Fashion
100 Years of Fashion
by Cally Blackman
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This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear, and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students Over 400... (read more)

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Fashion at the Time of Fascism: Italian Modernist Lifestyles 1922-1943
Fashion at the Time of Fascism: Italian Modernist Lifestyles 1922-1943
by Mario Lupano
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The first visual history of Modernist Italian fashion during Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime, and the product of immense research, Fashion at the Time of Fascism charts the fashion industry's ambivalent negotiation of international couture and the... (read more)

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Icons of Fashion: The 20th Century (Prestel's Icons)
Icons of Fashion: The 20th Century (Prestel's Icons)
by Gerda Buxbaum
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An exploration of the 20th-century history of fashion which divides the century into 11 stylistic periods. It includes the haute couture, the famous and the radical fashion trends.... (read more)

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400 Years of Fashion
400 Years of Fashion
by Natalie Rothstein
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Now with a new jacket, this breathtaking overview of 400 years of Western dress is a lively history of fashion that stands as a classic in its field. With 120 illustrations, the book is a visual delight that draws on the V&As unrivaled apparel... (read more)

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Historic Costume: From Ancient Times to the Renaissance with CDROM (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Historic Costume: From Ancient Times to the Renaissance with CDROM (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Tom Tierney
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Spanning thousands of years of clothing history, this CD-ROM and book collection features an amazing array of apparel—diaphanous gowns of ancient Egypt, traditional attire of Greek peasants and Roman senators, the garb of Viking and Celtic warriors,... (read more)

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Underwear: Fashion in Detail
Underwear: Fashion in Detail
by Eleri Lynn
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Get intimately acquainted with the V&As world-renowned collection of undergarments in this eye-opening visual history. From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps, Underwear: Fashion in Detail traces the peculiar evolution of underwear. Revealing... (read more)

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Western World Costume: An Outline History
Western World Costume: An Outline History
by Carolyn G Bradley
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From prehistory to the mid-20th century, this informative book describes and illustrates the development of Western dress. The text — enhanced by nearly 500 illustrations — appears in outline form, permitting easy cross-referencing of material.... (read more)

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Vintage Fashion: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics, 1900-1990
Vintage Fashion: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics, 1900-1990
by Emma Baxter Wright
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The definitive word on the most influential designers and looks of the twentieth century, Vintage Fashion is a gorgeous resource for fashionistas, vintage clothing fanatics, and designers of all ages and varieties. Whether an aspiring fashion... (read more)

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Patterns of Fashion 2 #0002: Engishwomen's Dresses and Their Construction C.1860-1940: Patterns of Fashion
Patterns of Fashion 2 #0002: Engishwomen's Dresses and Their Construction C.1860-1940: Patterns of Fashion
by Janet Arnold
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Dresses and their construction from 1860 to 19400.... (read more)

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Vintage T Shirts
Vintage T Shirts
by Patrick Guetta
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With the addition of just a few letters or an image the simple T-shirt can become a personal billboard. What started as the standard issue undershirt of the U.S. military, by the mid-1970s had evolved into a means of self-expression and individualism... (read more)

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Gallery of Late-Seventeenth-Century Costume: 100 Engravings (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Gallery of Late-Seventeenth-Century Costume: 100 Engravings (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Caspar Luyken
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Magnificent reproductions of 100 rare engravings created by a noted Dutch engraver depict a wide range of social classes: royalty, courtesans, merchants, laborers, military officers and soldiers, ladies, gentlemen, and a host of other figures... (read more)

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In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion
In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion
by Anna Reynolds
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From an iconic portrait of a young Elizabeth I to the many paintings of Charles I by Flemish master Anthony Van Dyck and the glamorous “Windsor Beauties” of the court of Charles II, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century portraiture has long been... (read more)

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Vintage Shoes
Vintage Shoes
by Caroline Cox
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Caroline Cox takes fashion lovers on an exquisite journey through the most stylish footwear of the twentieth century. Vintage Shoes illuminates the crucial designers, key technical breakthroughs, and varied cultural influences that have shaped shoe... (read more)

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