Fashion Designers at the Opera
A collection of profiles and interviews with leading fashioon designers, including Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Emanuel Ungaro, and more, about their work designing for the opera. Hundreds of colour illustrations include original designers' sketches, photographs of the finished costumes, and images of the actual productions. Hardcover, 192 pp. $69.00.
Folk and Festival Costume
R. Turner Wilcox
A treasurey of ethnic dress, this book ranges from the Amish of Pennsylvania to the Zulu of South Africa. Six hundred drawings by the author include images of men, women, and children and show details of characteristic deccorative motifs and accesories. Softcover, 250 pp. $20.25.
Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Costume
The nearly 2500 drawings in this volume present a comprehensive history of cothings and accessories from every world culture. Designs, materials, accessories, and manufacturing techniques are all descripbed and placed in historical perspective. Softcover, 500 pp. $40.95.
Costume Design 101
This book takes readers, step by step, through the process of becoming a professional Costume Designer for film and television. Starting with how to get into the business, conduct interviews, make costume presentations to producers and directors, break down scripts for requirements and budgets, hire and run costume departments, engage in manufacture, work with rental companies, and run on-set production, this book demystefies the entire process. Softcover, 201 pp. $31.95.
Children's Costume: The Complete Historical Sourcebook
Here, in over 1,000 specially drawn illustrations, is the most comprehensive survey of children's costume ever published. John Peacock charts the development of every kind of clothing for boys and girls from Antiquity to the present. An indispensable reference work for designers, historians and collectors. Hardcover, $50.00.
Historic English Costumes and How to Make Them
Arranged chronologically and by British reigns, this splendid compilation includes over 300 illustrations of period fashions for men and women and 94 photos of historic garments. More than a history of British style, it is also a dressmaker's delight, with scaled-down patterns for 67 authentic costumes - and a perfect reference for fashion designers, stylists, and historians. Softcover, 361 pp. $17.50.
Cutting for Men's Costume
This is a practical guide featuring patterns for the most important garments
worn by men between the 16th and 19th centuries. Easy-to-follow instructions
explain how to cut patterns for 'average' and individual measurements -- with
expert advice on how to adapt patterns to fit men of all shapes and sizes. Softcover,
220 pp. $38.95.
Sewing for Costume Construction
Backed by decades of classroom use by the author, Basic Sewing for Costume Construction is an easy-to-follow guide to fundamental sewing skills. Its clearly laid-out projects cover hand stitching, hand-sewn fasteners, and seams, all while teaching a simplified approach to pattern making. Students learn to translate their body measurements into patterns for garments of their own design. They follow the steps from developing a pattern, to preparing a fitting muslin, to creating a finished garment. Each project builds on the previous one to develop a full understanding of the costume construction process. $27.95.
The Magic Garment: Principles of Costume Design
This text provides a systemic overview of the process of costume design for the stage and screen. It exposes the student to a broad range of theatrical literature and explains how to analyze texts from the costume designer's perspective. New chapters on designing costumes for film and television and preparing for a costume design career make the second edition even more versatile and practical for every would-be and new-to-the-job costume designer. Softcover, 422 pp. $59.95.
Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design
Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Visually stunning costume design is the subject of this lavishly produced and exhaustively researched homage to Hollywood’s first 100 years. The book features more than 500 high quality photographs from every decade in Hollywood history along with scores of original sketches – many in colour. The author has been a member of the Hollywood Costume Designers Guild for 30 years and is the current President. She has a Ph.D. in the history of costume design from the Royal College of Art. Hardcover. $120.00. Coming in November.
The Handbook of Stage Costume
The Handbook of Stage Costume is a comprehensive guide to designing, making, finding and using costumes for the stage. It takes the reader through the process of turning initial ideas and sketches into finished and wearable costumes. This straightforward and accessible book aims to give the reader the skill and confidence to dress a variety of theatre productions from a full-scale musical to an abstract, improvised performance. Softcover, 144 pp. $42.95.
The Tudor Tailor
Ninya Mikhaila & Jane Malcolm-Davies
The Tudor Tailor is an essential sourcebook for accurately reconstructing
clothing from the 16th century, concentrating on the reigns of Henry
VIII and Elizabeth I (1509 to 1603). This book is based on the authors'
experience of producing clothes for costumed interpreters employed
at Hampton Court Palace between 1992 and 2004. Authors Ninya Mikhaila
and Jane Malcolm-Davies are acknowledged experts in costumed interpretation.
The Tudor Tailor brings the history of 16th-century clothing to life.
Softcover, 160 pp. $45.95.
Story of Costume
This beautifully illustrated, full-color history of costume has been created
by bestselling author John Peacock especially for children. With
over 325 drawings and clearly written descriptions on every page,
it will delight children and be an invaluable resource for parents,
teachers and librarians. Softcover, 48 pp. $26.00.
Your Own Dress Patterns
Adele P. Margolis
Adele Margolis' profusely illustrated primer allows you to create your
own fashionable patterns and personalized commercial patterns. You'll
learn how to design everything from skirts, dresses, and blouses
to sportswear, jackets, and children's clothing. Simple step-by-step
directions and more than 1000 illustrations show how to successfully
complete apparel for work, home, and play that reflects your personal
style and taste. Softcover, 472 pp. $29.95.
for Film: The Art and the Craft
Holly Cole & Kristin Burke
This is an illustrated guide to everything one needs to know to get started
and work successfully in film costuming. It covers such essential
artistic matters as telling a story through costumes, visual harmony
creating focus through colour, and expressing emotion through line
and shape and texture. It also covers such essential practical matters
for work, the roles played by various members of the costume/wardrobe
department, union membership and regulations, the on-set and off-set
duties of all
costume department members, costume craftwork, script breakdown,
writing and following budgets, organizing and running a wardrobe
for specific actors, fittings, dealing with deadlines, and much more.
Softcover, 576 pp. $67.50.
Glue & Go:
Costumes for Kids
Make outrageous costumes that won't look like any others! You won't believe
how easy it is to turn any child into a colourful work of art. It's
fun to create these costumes and many more using everyday supplies
like glue, cardboard, and plastic cups. Just pick a project and get
started on an imaginative adventure the whole family can enjoy together.
Softcover, 96 pp. $12.95.
a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars
From the subtle robes of the Jedi to the opulence of royalty, the dark cloaks
of the Sith to the luminous elegance of the Galactic Senate, and the
harsh clothing of moisture farmers to the rigorous gear of the military,
of the Star Wars universe are truly iconic. Featuring more than 300 full-colour
photographs, this exquisite book takes us on a journey through the intricate
process of crafting the costumes from sketch to screen. Hardcover, 215
1066 to the Present
This, the expanded and updated edition of John Peacock's unrivaled collection
of drawings ranges over eleven centuries of English historical costume.
More than a thousand illustrations, based on surviving garments and
contemporary paintings and photographs, demonstrate the astonishing
changes in men's and women's clothing over the centuries. Softcover,
140 pp. $28.00.
for Costume Accessories
Arnold S. Levine
& Robin J. McGee
This unique book is a collection of over 80 patterns and illustrations
for period and contemporary accessories. The hats and headwear chapter
includes 23 patterns from baseball caps to mob caps. There are also
20 variations of neckwear. Also included are patterns for various
hand-held accessories such as reticules and gauntlets. Softcover,
176 pp. $43.95.
Accessories, Props, and Stage Illusions Made Easy
Featuring over 100 designs with photos and diagrams this guide to costume design
will teach the reader how to make jackets, pants, hats, headpieces, masks, collars,
cuffs, capes, wings, armor, and much more. Softcover, 205 pp. $26.95.
Film Stars: Dress, Culture, Identity
Fashioning Film Stars brings together work by established and emerging scholars
in the field of film costume and star studies, to address the significance
of the relationships between fashion, dress and star image. Softcover,
188 pp. $34.95.
Art of the Tailor
For The Art of the Tailor, Robert Doyle draws upon his years of teaching and
practical experience with both historical and contemporary clothes, to offer
this careful explanation of the tailor's and cutter's processes. By retracing
the historic orgins of garments and the manner in which they were made in historic
centuries, he explains how, in this present century, these techniques have been
adapted, developed and refined. Illustrated throughout with detailed patterns,
this veritable encyclopedia is the ultimate one-stop overview of the tailored
garment; a must-have for any costume workshop. Hardcover, 518 pp. $78.00.
Efforts: An Illustrated Guide to Corset Making
Corsets have always been considered the "problem garment" for
performers simply because it has been poorly fitted. Consequently, whomever
has cause to wear this curious garment has developed an aversion to it.
Robert Doyle's wonderful book seeks to forever rectify this problem by
adapting the corset's classic design for the 20th century body. Costume
will fall in love with this clear and sensible guide to creating any
corset styled garment. Softcover, 235 pp. $56.95.
Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive
Adapted primarily from decorative ornamentation on burial monuments and
manuscripts, hundreds of finely executed images depict authentic
shields, swords, crossbows, helmets, and highly ornate suits of body
armor for knights
and their steeds. Newly translated descriptive notes, extracted from
the original German text, identify the subjects. Softcover, 100 pp.
Costume: From the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century
This all-inclusive CD-ROM and book set, based on historical sources and meticulously
rendered by a noted fashion illustrator, spans hundreds of years of
clothing history. The images are supported by an extensive text providing
information on each period and notes about details of the outfits.
Of immense use to costume and fashion designers, this collection of
apparel will captivate anyone interested in fashion history. Softcover,
64 pp. $28.95.
Design in the Movies
This handsome book, the first comprehensive reference work on costume
design in films, is a remarkable tribute to the men and women who "dress" a
film. Substantially revised and updated, it not only presents a
splendid record of costume designers' contributions to cinema but
also those of some
of the world's great couturiers.
Softcover, 169 pp. $23.95.
Deborah Nadoolman Landis
An inside look at the art of designing costumes for film through
intimate interviews with 14 of the world's best costume designers.
Featuring chapters with Milena Canonero, Eiko Ishioka, Ann Roth,
James Acheson, Bob Ringwood, and several others, this lavishly illustrated
book will be an inspiration to costume designers working both in
film and the theatre. Softcover, 175 pp. $62.95.
Costume Figure Drawing
Character Costume Figure Drawing is specifically geared for costume designers
looking to develop drawing skills to improve their costume renderings. Comprehensive
visual images carefully illustrate, step-by-step, how to successfully render
dynamic characters with personality and life. Softcover, 294 pp. $59.95.
Costume for Stage & Screen
This book is a comprehensive guide to creating period dress. It
consists of a series of books detailing the construction of garments,
undergarments and outer garments. As well as being period accurate,
the patterns have been prepared so that they can be readily made up
using today's fabrics and sewing methods as well as the period methods,
and fit the modern figure. Hardcover, 163 pp. $85.95.
Costume Technician's Handbook
Rosemary Ingram and Liz Covey
The classic book on costuming is back and better than ever! Regarding
technical developments in the field, Ingham and Covey have made the
necessary additions and revisions to bring their authoritative text
completely up-to-date. Whether you're a professional costume technician
or a student of costume design, settle for nothing less than the
best -- The Costume Technician's Handbook. Softcover, 528
Costumes: A Practical Guide
Making Stage Costumes is for anyone who finds that, despite a lack of experience
and a meagre budget, they want and need to invent and create stage costumes.
Written in a practical style that draws on the author's own enthusiasm and experience,
it shows you how to make your ideas come to life on the stage. Softcover, 159
17th & 18th Century Costume, Cut & Fashion
Patterns for Men's Costumes
This is a detailed guide to understanding and creating men's costumes
and fashions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. As well as
being historically accurate, the patterns have been prepared so that
they fit the modern male figure and adapted so that they can be readily
constructed using today's fabrics and sewing techniques. Softcover,
206 pp. $99.95.
Costume and How to Recreate It
This clear-cut, accurate, and richly detailed guide is much more than just another
history of costume. It takes an effective and fresh approach, classifying the
clothes and accessories of the 12th through 15th centuries along social lines.
Garments of every type from the wardrobes of peasants and nobility appear in
over 200 period
illustrations and patterns. Softcover, 142 pp. $19.95.
Head: The Life and Times of Hollywood's Celebrated Costume Designer
Widely considered the most important figure in the history of Hollywood
costume design, Edith Head defined cinema fashion during her over-50-years
in the film industry. This unprecedented biography offers a priviledged
glimpse into the personality and
emotions behind the famously impenetrable "schoolmarm" facade, as well
as a comprehensive account of her creative process. Softcover, 251 pp. $24.95.
and Women's Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century
C. Willett Cunningham
In this light, amusing, and highly readable account, Cunnington
not only describes what Englishwomen wore in the nineteenth century
but also explains why they clothed themselves as they did. A carefully
researched work on a fascinating subject, this volume will appeal to
a wide audience, encompassing feminists, sociologists, fashion historians,
and costume designers. Softcover, 314 pp. $24.95.
of Late-Seventeenth-Century Costume
In 1699, the Dutch artist Caspar Luyken travelled to Nuremberg, where he collaborated
on several books with the noted German publisher and art dealer Christoph Weigel. Gallery
of Late-Seventeenth-Century Costume reprints the plates from one of those
books, Neu-eroffnete Welt-Galleria, originally published in 1703. This
important book, with it's elegant, precise engravings, will be invaluable to
fashion historians and students of costume design as well as anyone interested
in clothing styles of a bygone era. Softcover, 112 pp. $19.50.
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