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.

The Dictionary of Fashion History

Author: Valerie Cumming
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1847887384
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Costume Language

Author: Stephanie Curtis Davies
ISBN: 9780859560696
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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].

Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume

Author: Josephine Paterek
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393313826
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides overviews of the clothing worn by Native Americans in ten different cultural regions, and covers basic dress, footwear, outer wear, hair styles, headgear, and jewelry

Dictionary of children s clothes

Author: Noreen Marshall
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry

Author: Harold Newman
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500274521
Format: PDF, Docs
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Shows examples of antique and modern jewelry from around the world and defines terms related to jewelry and jewelry making

A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion

Author: Mary Brooks Picken
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486402940
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Insult Dictionary

Author: Julie Tibbott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1621450678
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Do you long for the days when a jerk was a “cad”? Want to tell that “swillbelly” to clean up his table manners and that grumbling “glump” to stop whining? Would you like a way of saying simpleton that’s not quite so simple—“ninnyhammer,” perhaps? All this nastiness and more can be found in the pages of this fun reference book. With insults ranging from Roman times (lutum lenonium = filthy pimp) and Shakespearean snipes (I’m talking to you, you knotty-pated fool) to salty pirate-speak and Wild West zingers, you’re sure to find an insult for everyone, be they a helminth (a parasite in Ancient Greece) or a swinge-buckler (an Elizabethan braggart). Chapters are organized chronologically by historical period—Ancient Attacks, Medieval Madness, Edgy Elizabethans, Victorian Venom, Jazz Age Jibes, and Cold War Cuts—and include themed sidebars focusing on Pirate Put-Downs, Hobo Huffs, and Cowboy Curses, as well as samplers for words with many different sayings per period. Fun, a little bit lewd, and incredibly informative this is a must-read for humor fans, history buffs, armchair etymologists, and the most sneaping of breedbates.