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Books about 19th Century Fashion
Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail by
Call Number: Lower Lvl GT595 .J64 2009
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
This volume celebrates 19th-century fashion in illustrated detail. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are explored as never before in this book.
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity by
Call Number: Main Lvl N8217.F33 I47 2012
Publication Date: 2012-11-27
This volume is the first to explore fashion as a critical aspect of modernity, one that paralleled and many times converged with the development of Impressionism, starting in the 1860s and continuing through the next two decades, when fashion attracted the foremost writers and artists of the day.
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion by
Call Number: Lower Lvl GT511 .G47 1981
Publication Date: 1982-01-01
A noted photohistorian documents bonnets, capes, frock coats, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 through 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and the middle class.
Crossings in Text and Textile by
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
Crossings in Text and Textile explores the diverse range of transatlantic representations of clothing in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature. This collection of essays demonstrates that fashion history and literary history, when examined together, prompt fresh understandings of the complexities of race, class, and sexual identity.
Victorian Fashion Accessories by
Publication Date: 2012-02-28
Victorian Fashion Accessories takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the world of women's accessories and, in doing so, gives a sweeping view of nineteenth-century British cultural history.
Books about 20th Century Fashion
Twentieth-Century Fashion in Detail by
Call Number: TT507 .W553 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
This book illustrates the intricate details of 20th-century fashion. Photographs and commentaries focus on fanciful Dior bows, Chanel button-holes and metal springs on a Schiaparelli jacket. This unique study provides an insight into the techniques and craft practices used by couturiers and the construction of these garments.
Fashion since 1900 by
Call Number: GT596 .M45 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-15
From Belle Epoque tea gowns through Dior's 1947 'New Look' to the impact of the Internet and fashion blogs, this explores the developments in fashion, accessories, hairstyles and makeup, from 1900 to now. It focuses on key movements and innovations in style for both men and women, and explores these through the work of the most original and influential designers and couturiers.
Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now by
Call Number: GT615 .S74 1997
Publication Date: 1997-10-20
alerie Steele begins by discussing the impact of the Second World War on the international fashion system, explaining, for example, how the success of Christian Dior's "New Look" was the result of sweeping social and economic changes that included a shift from the atelier to the global corporate conglomerate.
Fashion Today by
Call Number: GT596 .M24 2003
Publication Date: 2003-03-27
Colin McDowell's survey explores a range of fashions from Dior's new look to Belgian deconstructionism, Japanese futurism to British eclecticism, whilst charting and identifying the vast changes that have taken place since 1947.
Haute Couture by
Call Number: NK4709 .M37 1995
Publication Date: 1996-03-01
A lively survey of the history of haute couture from its beginnings with the formation of the House of Worth in mid-nineteenth-century Paris to the present-day creations of fashion's major designers.