Ancient Egyptian Fashions
Paperback ISBN: 048640806x
Magnificent ready-to-color illustrations of authentic clothing styles worn in ancient Egypt. Kilts, headdresses, gowns, ceremonial robes, much more, plus weapons, fans, other accessories. 45 black-and-white illustrations.
Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian & Persian Costume
Paperback ISBN: 0486425622
Clothing was hardly a practical necessity in North Africa and what is today the Middle East. Often a luxury item in these warm, humid climates, it became more essential as people's lives improved socially and economically. But even then, the drapery was light and tended to accent the body's shape rather than conceal it. The first part of this profusely illustrated and scrupulously researched text examines the evolution in apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, priests, musicians, manual workers, the military, and foreigners (as depicted by Egyptian artists). Two additional sections consider clothing worn in ancient Mesopotamia and Persia, focusing largely on Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian styles. Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, are accompanied by flat patterns showing the cut of the garment, thus enabling today's costumers to accurately reconstruct this apparel. A comprehensive archive that will not only be of immense value to fashion historians and students of costume design, this volume will also fascinate anyone interested in the development of artistic representation. Unabridged republication of the 2nd edition of Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian & Persian Costume and Decoration, published by Adam & Charles Black, London, 1954. Introduction. Over 250 illustrations.
Arms and Armor
A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources
Paperback ISBN: 0486285618
Over 750 detailed, high-quality illustrations from rare 19th-century sources: suits of armor, chain mail, swords, helmets, knives, crossbows and other implements, along with scenes of battle, soldiers, horses, artillery and more. Especially suitable for projects requiring a medieval or old-fashioned flavor, these illustrations will fill a myriad of needs for battle-related graphic art.
Paperback ISBN: 0486420531
Over 1,000 years of Chinese fashions for men and women are spotlighted in this exquisitely rendered coloring book — from a strapless high-waisted dress with a transparent outer robe worn during the Tang dynasty (a.d. 618-907) to an elegant, knee-length sheath trimmed with a floral applique (late Republic). 43 full-page black-and-white illustrations.
Classic French Fashions of the Twenties
Paperback ISBN: 0486489434
This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown.
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 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
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)