Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women C1560... Janet Arnold Buy New: $30.11 / Used: $22.29 (26 avail) The third volume in Janet Arnold's groundbreaking series Patterns of Fashion covers an earlier period than the previous two volumes: Patterns of Fashion 1660-1860 and Patterns of Fashion 1860-1940, concentrating on the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. Significantly, too, this is the first of Arnold's books to include patterns for men's clothing. As well as Janet Arnold's meticulous patterns for these remarkable garments, the book includes an amazing 300 black and white photographs ranging from portraits of the period to details of articles of clothing .
Authentic Everyday Dress of the Renaissance: All 154 Plates from the "Trachtenbuch... Christoph Weiditz Buy New: $30.00 / Used: $9.99 (22 avail) Classic costume book of the 16th century depicts dress of Europeans, especially Spanish, of all classes. Special section on Aztec Indians brought to Spain by Cortes and sketched from life there by Weiditz. All 154 original plates have been meticulously reproduced, complete with English captions. Indispensable resource for costume and cultural historians.
Vecellio's Renaissance Costume Book (Dover Pictorial Archives) Cesare Vecellio Buy New: $45.59 / Used: $3.43 (31 avail) All 500 woodcut illustrations from the famous 16th-century compendium: nobles, matrons, peasants, more. New English captions. Includes clothing from Italy, France, Spain, England, Northern Europe, Germany, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, European Turkey, Africa, Asia, and America.
Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries (Dover... Mary G. Houston Buy New: $9.88 / Used: $0.46 (43 avail) Carefully researched, meticulously detailed account of the style and construction of period costumes. Includes descriptions and illustrations of royal apparel, elaborate ecclesiastical dress and vestments, academic and legal garments, and civilian dress of all classes. Also discusses jewelry, armor, textiles, embroidery and hairdressing.
Elizabethan Costuming (For The Years 1550 - 1580) Janet Winter Buy New: $26.99 / Used: $10.70 (14 avail) This book shows how to design and construct the basic garments that were worn by the different social classes in Elizabethan England. It describes the history of clothing during the 16th century, and the types of clothing worn by each of the social classes . The instructions in this book are designed not for costume creation, but to help you create historically accurate clothing appropriate for historical reenactments and Renaissance fairs.
Patterns of Fashion 4: The Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neckwear... Janet Arnold Buy New: $31.99 / Used: $32.84 (13 avail) No one interested in the history of dress, from art historians to stage designers, from museum curators to teachers of fashion and costume, can function effectively without Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion series. Since her untimely death in 1998, admirers of her work have been waiting, with increasing impatience, for the promised volume devoted to the linen clothes of the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods, a companion to her previous volume on tailored clothes of the same era. Planned and partly prepared by Janet herself, and completed by Jenny Tiramani, Janet's last pupil, no other book exists that is dedicated to the linen clothes that covered the body from the skin outwards. It contains full colour portraits and photographs of details of garments in the explanatory section, as well as patterns for 86 items of linen clothing, which range from men's shirts and women's smocks, from superb ruffs and collars to boot hose and children's stomachers. Beautifully produced, it is an invaluable guide to both the history and the recreation of these wonderful garments. There are 178 black and white illustrations and photographs, 86 patterns and detail, 433 color photographs and well as... [more]
Renaissance Fashions (Dover Fashion Coloring Book) Tom Tierney, Coloring Books, Coloring Books for Grownups Buy New: $3.55 / Used: $0.26 (30 avail) A handsome collection of 45 finely detailed, ready-to color illustrations depicts clothing styles from every social class of the 15th and 16th centuries. Includes portraits of an Italian peasant couple, children of a German royal family garbed in velvet, an English lord and lady in riding outfits, and much more.
The Cut of Men's Clothes: 1600-1900 Norah Waugh Buy New: $108.96 / Used: $130.14 (11 avail) This book traces the evolution of the style of men's dress through a sequence of diagrams accurately scaled down from patterns of actual garments, many of them rare museum specimens. The plates have been selected with the same purpose. Some are photographs of suits for which diagrams have also been given; others, reproduced from paintings and old prints, show the costume complete with its accessories. Quotations from contemporary sources--from diaries, travelers' accounts and tailors' bills--supplement Norah Waugh's text with comments on fashion and lively eyewitness descriptions.
The Cut of Women's Clothes: 1600-1930 Norah Waugh Buy New: $100.81 / Used: $77.44 (26 avail) Each period in the history of costume has produced its own characteristic line and silhouette, derived from a cut and construction which varies considerably from age to age. Here are patterns taken from actual dresses, many of them rare museum specimens, illustrated by sketches of the dresses. There are notes on the production of women's dress, with references to early technical books and journals, together with diagrams from some of them. Numerous illustrations show the dresses as worn complete with their hairstyles, jewelry, decorations and accessories.