Art Nouveau Fashion
Hardcover ISBN: 1851778020
The stunning designs of Worth, Paquin, Poiret, Fortuny, and more are showcased in this look at the glamorous world of Art Nouveau fashion. Providing an introduction to the style, which overlaps with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early Modernism in the 1910s, the book focuses on these important designers before discussing Art Nouveau jewelry and accessories, advertising, the influence of exotic Eastern cultures, and artists, among them Beardsley, Klimt, and Mackintosh. New color photographs of garments from the V&A’s collection are accompanied by period images of such style icons as Lily Langtry, Loïe Fuller, and Consuelo Vanderbilt, many previously unpublished. Striking and seductive, Art Nouveau styles were revived by the counterculture in the late 1960s and continue to resonate today.
A Collection of the Various Styles of Clothing
Which Are Presently Worn in Countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Savage Islands, All Realistically Depicted, 1562
Hardcover ISBN: 0816640130
In 1562, Francois Deserps published a book entitled, in English translation, "A Collection of the various styles of clothing which are presently worn in countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the savage islands, all realistically depicted." Based on the information that Deserps claimed to have received from travelers about the garments worn by people from distant lands, this collection has been called the earliest book published in France on ethnography and costume. It was originally intended to be read by children, specifically the eight-year-old Henry of Navarre, the future King Henry IV. In it, clerics, aristocrats, soldiers, peasants, men, women, and even a few monsters are pictured in 121 woodcut illustrations, each accompanied by four lines of verse describing some aspect of the person or clothing portrayed. This beautifully produced facsimile edition includes full-color illustrations, translations of the verses and the original introductory material by Sara Shannon, and an introduction by Carol Urness, curator of the James Ford Bell Library, providing context on clothing and fashion of the sixteenth century.
The Complete Costume History/ Vollstandige Kostumgeschichte/ Le Costume Historique
From Ancient Times to the 19th Century/ Vom Altertum Bis Zum 19 Jahrhundert/ Du Monde Antique Au XIXe Siecle
Hardcover ISBN: 3836531070
riginally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century, the great work—published in six volumes containing nearly 500 plates—remains, to this day, completely unique in its scope and detail. Racinet's organization by culture and subject has been preserved in TASCHEN's magnificent and complete reprint, as have excerpts from his delightful descriptions and often witty comments. Volume I contains all plates from Racinet's work, reproduced in brilliant quality and showing the original's love for detail and color. Volume 2 collects the texts accompanying the images, giving descriptions and explanations, as well as the introduction by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.
The Costume History 1852-1893
From Ancient Times to the 19th Century
Hardcover ISBN: 3836555409
Togas, turbans, tailcoats, and top hats: The evolution of style from antiquity to 1888 Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888,Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remainscompletely unique in its scope and detail. TASCHEN’s complete reprint presents Racinet’s exquisitely precise and colored illustrations, as well as his delightful descriptions and often witty comments. Spanning everything from ancient Etruscan attire to French women’s couture, material is arranged according to Racinet’s orginal organization by culture and subject. Asexpansive in its reach as it is passionate in its research and attention to detail,The Complete Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Text in English, French, and German
Multilingual Paperback ISBN: 2914199554
Covering the 17th through the early 20th centuries, each title in this renowned series concentrates on a specific theme from the rich and varied world of ornamental design. Each high quality volume is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing thousands of high-resolution, copyright-free images, allowing for easy transfers of selected items. This edition includes English, German, French, Russian, and Spanish.
Costuming For Film
The Art And The Craft
Paperback ISBN: 1879505800
Written by two working costumers, this textbook introduces aspiring designers to each stage of costuming for film, from the initial script analysis through fittings and filming. It covers artistic matters such as creating focus through color and expressing emotion through line, shape, and texture, as well as professional issues such as working within a budget and dealing with deadlines. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs and drawings, the volume also features a section of color plates. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Dressed To Rule
Royal and Court Costume From Louis XIV to Elizabeth II
Hardcover ISBN: 0300106971
Throughout history rulers have used clothes as a form of legitimization and propaganda. While palaces, pictures, and jewels might reflect the choice of a monarch’s predecessors or advisers, clothes reflected the preferences of the monarch himself. Being both personal and visible, the right costume at the right time could transform and define a monarch’s reputation. Many royal leaders have known this, from Louis XIV to Catherine the Great and from Napoleon I to Princess Diana. This intriguing book explores how rulers have sought to control their image through their appearance. Mansel shows how individual styles of dress throw light on the personalities of particular monarchs, on their court system, and on their ambitions. The book looks also at the economics of the costume industry, at patronage, at the etiquette involved in mourning dress, and at the act of dressing itself. Fascinating glimpses into the lives of European monarchs and contemporary potentates reveal the intimate connection between power and the way it is packaged.