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A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
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A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

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Author: Picken, Mary Brooks

Brand: Dover Publications Inc.

Edition: Illustrated

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 446

Release Date: 23-03-1999

Details: Product Description Fascinating, fact-filled compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, individual terms are assembled alphabetically in groups according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style categories. Enhanced with over 750 clearly detailed illustrations, this comprehensive guide will be welcomed by writers, designers, and historians. From the Back Cover While most of us would have little difficulty in recognizing a buckle, hem, or seam, we might be considerably more challenged if asked to identify a godet, a trilby, or a vamp. With this handy book at your fingertips, however, you can quickly find the definition of over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion.From bateau necklines, bobs, and bustles to plackets, havelocks, and bavolets, terms are assembled alphabetically or in groups according to dress parts, fabrics, elements of design, and other style categories. In addition, over 950 clearly detailed illustrations depict stitches, weaves, laces, garments, collars, shoes, jewelry, hair styles, and other sartorial features.This is the perfect reference for increasing fashion vocabularies, injecting a stimulating term or phrase in conversations about wearing apparel, or making articles written about clothing more understandable. Fashion writers, costume designers, manufacturers, buyers, sales people--anyone interested in the history of fashion--will welcome this thorough and comprehensive guidebook. "Unique in its field and containing material not easily accessible elsewhere, it definitely has a place in the general reference library for quick identification purposes and for anyone concerned with the fashion field."--Booklist.Dover (1999) unabridged republication of The Fashion Dictionary, published by Funk & Wagnall's, New York, 1957.

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English, French