The Complete Costume Dictionary

Author: Elizabeth J. Lewandowski
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810877856
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Significantly greater in scope than anything currently available—online or in print—this comprehensive resource includes more than 20,000 fashion and costume terms as well as more than 300 illustrations.

Costume Language

Author: Stephanie Curtis Davies
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780859560696
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Stephanie Davis has combined her painting and art teaching with research into costumes as depicted through the centuries. Dozens of carefully drawn and detailed illustrations embellish the text and give a visual dimension. She includes lists of couturiers and designers, costume collections and exhibitions of ancient civilisations.--[book cover].

The Dictionary of Fashion History

Author: Valerie Cumming
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847887384
Format: PDF
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- What is an earthquake gown? - Who wore eelskin masher trousers? - What did the word "dudes" mean in the 16th century? A Dictionary of English Costume by C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis Cunnington and Charles Beard was originally published in 1960. A monumental achievement and encyclopaedic in scope, it was a comprehensive catalogue of fashion terms from the mid-medieval period up to 1900. It was reissued and updated several times, for the last time in 1976. For decades it has served as a bible for costume historians. The Dictionary of Fashion History completely updates and supplements the Cunningtons' landmark work to bring it up to the present day. Featuring additional terms and revised definitions, this new edition represents an essential reference for costume historians, students of fashion history, or anyone involved in creating period costume for the theatre, film or television. It also is fascinating reading for those simply interested in the subject. Clear, concise, and meticulous in detail, this essential reference answers countless questions relating to the history of dress and adornment and promises to be a definitive guide for generations to come.

The Complete Idiot s Guide Dream Dictionary

Author: Dream Genie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440625646
Format: PDF, Kindle
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15,000 entries from abduction to zebra. Everybody dreams, and now there's a dream dictionary for everyone! With 15,000 entries, this reference showcases the most up-to-date vocabulary of dream symbols, such as cell phones. It also includes a dream thesaurus with handy list collections of entries by topic; a dream quiz that affers revealing insights into your dream personality; a section called, 'Tuck-in Time', which provides terrific strategies for inviting, inducing, and remembering dreams; and a dream interpretation checklist, helping readers interpret their dreams step-by-step. - Popular reference dictionary format - Focuses on symbols, meanings, and interpretations

Dictionary of children s clothes

Author: Noreen Marshall
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"As with so many aspects of childhood, the changes in Western children's clothing over the last three centuries have been far-reaching and complex. This period has witnessed a gradual shift from dressing children to adult requirements, in multiple layers and formal styles, to the booming, trend-led designer childrens wear market today. 300 years of children's clothes are presented here in a fresh and accessible dictionary format, with detailed entries on over 300 garments from air-raid suits to zouave jackets, all taken from the world's largest and most diverse collection at the VA Museum of Childhood, Many of the garments are beautifully designed and made, from an elaborately embroidered eighteenth-century gown to a simple paper mini dress from the 1960s, and show the colourful and at times innovative history of children's clothing." "Specially commissioned colour photographs sit alongside clear dictionary entries, which include description of appearance and significance, explanation of terms, dates and derivation. These are supplemented by a detailed introduction and contextual images such as sewing and knitting patterns, catalogues, dolls, fashion plates, photographs and paintings. Finally, an illustrated timeline and a series of line drawings stowing the layers of underwear worn by children at different points across the centuries offer an at-a-glance understanding of the changes in children's fashions."--BOOK JACKET.