Poetry Madness
 
 

Beauty and Fashion


spacer

Beauty and Fashion
Fashion History


There are 206 books in this aisle.
Browse the aisle by Title | by Author | by Price
See recently arrived used books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in Beauty and Fashion - Fashion History
Page 3 of 11 next

Fashion Illustration 1920-1950: Techniques and Examples
Fashion Illustration 1920-1950: Techniques and Examples
by Walter Foster
Publisher Comments
 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)

Your price: $12.95
New - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince: A Study of the Years 1340-1365
Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince: A Study of the Years 1340-1365
by Stella Mary Newton
Publisher Comments
A close study of clothes worn by aristocratic families and their households at the time of the Black Prince - and of Chaucer - showing Europe-wide influences.... (read more)

List Price $34.95
Your price: $30.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
by Caroline Weber
Publisher Comments
A Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year When her carriage first crossed over from her native Austria into France, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette was taken out, stripped naked before an entourage, and dressed in French attire to please the... (read more)

List Price $18.00
Your price: $7.98
Sale - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Costume and Fashion: A Concise History (World of Art)
Costume and Fashion: A Concise History (World of Art)
by James Laver
Publisher Comments
From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim; from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today—this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and... (read more)

List Price $21.95
Your price: $11.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London
The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London
by Hannah Greig
Publisher Comments
Caricatured for extravagance, vanity, glamorous celebrity and, all too often, embroiled in scandal and gossip, 18th-century London's fashionable society had a well-deserved reputation for frivolity. But to be fashionable in 1700s London meant more than... (read more)

Your price: $34.95
New - Hardcover

add to wish list


A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry, 1860-1960 (Costume Society of America)
A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry, 1860-1960 (Costume Society of America)
by Gabriel M. (edt) Goldstein
Publisher Comments
Flip on the entertainment news, open an issue of a popular magazine, or step into any department store—and youll appreciate the impact of the multibillion-dollar fashion industry on American culture. Yet its origins in the nineteenth-century... (read more)

Your price: $49.95
New - Hardcover

add to wish list


Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns, Book Two
Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns, Book Two
by Susan (edt) North
Publisher Comments
Book Two in the V&As groundbreaking new series presents 17 patterns for garments and accessories from a 17th-century womans wardrobe. It includes patterns for a loose gown, a jacket, a pair of stays and a boned bodice, ivory and wooden busks, shoes... (read more)

Your price: $65.00
New - Hardcover

add to wish list


Turn-Of-The-Century Fashion Patterns and Tailoring Techniques (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
Turn-Of-The-Century Fashion Patterns and Tailoring Techniques (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
by S. S. Gordon
Publisher Comments
Classic 1901 guide to cutting ladies' tailor-made clothing includes patterns and detailed instructions for creating over 60 garments and parts of wearing apparel: leg-o-mutton sleeves, broad collars, military cape, knickerbockers, bloomers, opera cloak... (read more)

Your price: $19.95
New - Trade Paper

add to wish list


What People Wore When ; Complete Illustrated History of Costume From Ancient Times To Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society (08 Edition)
What People Wore When ; Complete Illustrated History of Costume From Ancient Times To Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society (08 Edition)
by Melissa Leventon
Publisher Comments
What People Wore When combines the studies of two classic nineteenth-century illustrators Auguste Racinet and Friedrich Hottenroth for the first time. Their works are presented first by chronology and then by subject, so that illustrators, historians... (read more)

List Price $29.95
Your price: $15.00
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Style & Splendor: The Wardrobe of Queen Maud of Norway 1896-1938
Style & Splendor: The Wardrobe of Queen Maud of Norway 1896-1938
by Anne Kjellberg
Publisher Comments
In the late 19th century, women wore bustles, corsets, and ankle-length petticoats under skirts that swept the ground. By the 1930s, some of the same women were wearing trousers, short skirts, and simple draped dresses. Nowhere is this extraordinary... (read more)

List Price $55.00
Your price: $38.00
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


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
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $19.95
Your price: $9.95
Sale - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties
Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties
by Joanne Olian
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $17.95
Your price: $8.98
Sale - Trade Paper

add to wish list


A History of Costume
A History of Costume
by Carl Kohler
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $17.95
Your price: $4.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Fashion in Costume
Fashion in Costume
by Joan Nunn
Publisher Comments
Throughout history, clothes have been worn not only for warmth and protection but also, with constant variety and innovation, to convey status, wealth, occupation, personality, and social and moral values. Joan Nunn's detailed survey of costume in the... (read more)

List Price $18.95
Your price: $9.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


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
Publisher Comments
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)

List Price $16.25
Your price: $7.95
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Elle Style: The 1980s
Elle Style: The 1980s
by Elle
Publisher Comments
"Elle</i> magazine, leader in fashion and style, has compiled a tribute to the 1980s in a fun, informative and colorful book that will set one musing on what was "en vogue</i> in days past and influencing fashion "a la mode</i>... (read more)

List Price $26.95
Your price: $11.95
Used - Hardcover

add to wish list


Vintage Fashions for Women, 1950s-1960s
Vintage Fashions for Women, 1950s-1960s
by Kristina Harris
Publisher Comments
Bebop back to post-war America, to crinoline, snug-bodiced, full-skirted dresses, sheath gowns, clear plastic evening shoes, and much more. This colorful book illustrates hundreds of examples of this exciting era of design. Over 500 photos will make it... (read more)

List Price $27.25
Your price: $11.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being II
Exchanging Clothes: Habits of Being II
by Cristina Giorcelli
Publisher Comments
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)

Your price: $25.00
New - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Vecellio S Renaissance Costume Book (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Vecellio S Renaissance Costume Book (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Cesare Vecellio
Publisher Comments
All 500 woodcut illustrations from the famous 16th-century compendium: nobles, matrons, peasants, more. New English captions.... (read more)

List Price $10.95
Your price: $6.50
Used - Trade Paper

add to wish list


Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
by Penguin Group Usa (cor)
Publisher Comments
A collection of one hundred postcards from the classic covers of Vogue Launched in 1892 and acquired by Condé Nast in 1909, Vogue has been setting fashion trends and writing cutting-edge social commentary for over a century. Described as "... (read more)

Your price: $25.00
New - Unknown

add to wish list


«prev 1 3 5 ... 11 next»


Browse the entire aisle:
by Title | by Author | by Price
See recently arrived used books in this aisle.
There are 206 books in this aisle.

This way to more aisles in Beauty and Fashion
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.