Covers interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion. Useful for researching or studying fashion, anthropology, art history, history, museum studies, & cultural studies.
The 10-volume Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion explores the dressed and adorned body across cultures and throughout history. Lavishly illustrated with over 2,000 images, it is essential for all students, scholars and practitioners of fashion and textiles.
- What is an Apollo knot? - Who wore a Welch wig? - When were Zouave jackets the height of fashion? Featuring over 60 new and revised entries on diverse topics such as the Onesie, Brothel Creepers and the Birkin Bag, this second edition is even more comprehensive and brings this costume historian's Bible fully up to date.
Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children.
How people dressed throughout history often reflects how they lived at the time, and 3-volume Clothing in World History gives the reader a chance to explore clothing in a given place and time while also providing a general history to help put the costumes in context. This set takes the reader on a journey from the beginning of time to present day to look at what people wore in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia.
This indispensable guide to fashion provides in more than 1200 entries detailed information on the life and work of every important designer from 1840 to the present day, including not only couturiers but also shoe, hat, and knitwear specialists, costume designers, jewelers and hairdressers. It covers the fashion media, photographers and illustrators, influential art movements, fashion terms, garment and accessory styles, technical processes, and every kind of fabric.
Fascinating, fact-filled compendium with over 950 illustrations 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.
Organized into four principal sections with a scope ranging from the ancient world to the nineteenth century, this illustrated volume offers a detailed accounting of men's and women's clothing, both fashions and formal wear as well as everyday garb.
This encyclopedia of world costume defines and describes designs, materials, accessories, and manufacturing techniques, placing them in historical perspective, and follows the development of tastes and the recurrence of motifs.