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.
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accompanied by period images of such style icons as Lily Langtry, Loïe Fuller, and Consuelo Vanderbilt, many previously unpublished.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.
The Complete Historical Sourcebook
Hardcover ISBN: 0500514887
A comprehensive and detailed survey of Western children's historical clothing features hundreds of categorically organized, specially drawn illustrations that reflect a broad range of periods and include descriptions of fabrics, trimmings, and accessories.
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)