Last week I had the opportunity to go to the Texas Tech college library. I needed to do some extensive costume research for an upcoming project. I found some of the most amazing books! I wish all of these were in my permanant libraray.
The Tech library is - wow. I could get lost for years in there and be perfectly happy. 5 huge stories of books floor to ceiling, with stairs and elevators - oh. And moving book shelves. You push a button and two bookshelves electonically open up to reveal a new row of books. Sort of creepy, actually.
Anyhow - I've been completely enjoying all these costume research books. I've been going through and making sketches of anything of particular interest.
17 titles in all. That's alot of reading, and sketching. :^) Fun.
Best Dressed by Blum and Hangland
The Cut of Women's Clothes 1600-1930 by Waugh
Costume Close-up, Clothing Construction and Pattern 1750-1790 by Baumgarten and Carr
The Mode in Hats and Headdress by Wilcox
Historical Costumes of England 1066-1968 by Bradfield
Period Costume for Sage and Screen 1500-1800 by Hunnisett
Edwardian Ladies Tailoring by Hopkins
The Mode in Furs by Wilcox
The Voice of Fashion by Grimble
Reconstruction Era Fashions by Grimble
Fashion in Costume 1200-2000 by Nunn
English Costume by Yarwood
Dress Design by Hughes
Historic Costuming by Truman
The History of Haute Couture 1850-1950 by DeMarley
The Fashion Dictionary by Picken
The Guide to Historic Costume by Baclawski