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The Story of Lingerie

by Muriel Barbier & Shazia Boucher Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

What is the social merit or purpose of all those bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, ever since...


The Art of the Shoe

by Marie-Josèphe Bossan & Marie-Josèphe  Bossan Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Abandoning a French look on the subject, Mrs. Bossan, the author, develops her study with a dichotomous vision: that of time that touches the history of mankind and that of geography and sociology, which lead...


The Story of Men's Underwear

by Shaun Cole & Shaun  Cole Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Men’s fashion, particularly the trends involving undergarments, was once reserved for the elite; today it has become democratised, clear proof of social progress.The aestheticism of the body so highly valued...


Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles

by Leanne Prain Arsenal Pulp Press (September 15, 2014)

The art of storytelling through textiles, inviting readers to consider the many ways in which narrative can be expressed through


Fans

by Alexander F. Tcherviakov Parkstone International (February 04, 2014)

Besides its practical uses in regions across the globe, the fan has a long history as a fashion item, with new shapes, materials, and colours constantly being created. This book portrays the most artistic examples...


Shoes

by Klaus Carl Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square Shoes focuses on the history of the shoe and elevates the shoe to the rank of a work of art. The author is a leading expert on the subject and curator of France‘s Shoe Museum, which holds the greatest...


Japanese Kimono Designs

by Shojiro Nomura & Tsutomu Ema Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

This unique design treasury, consisting of lavish full-color pictures of a vibrant array of kimonos, is reproduced directly from two rare and costly original portfolios.


Costumes of the Greeks and Romans

by Thomas Hope Dover Publications (January 30, 2013)

Carefully copied from ancient vases and statuary, these early-19th-century classic line renderings combine unusual clarity of style with unquestioned authenticity. Over 700 illustrations depict all classes and...


Art & Sole

by Jane Weitzman Harper Design (August 20, 2013)

A Spectacular Selection of More Than 150 Fantasy Art Shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection

When Stuart Weitzman opened its first boutique on Madison Avenue, its displays of specially commissioned fantasy...


Dressing Barbie

by Carol Spencer Harper Design (March 12, 2019)

A legendary fashion designer for Barbie shares the story of her adventures working behind-the-scenes at Mattel, and spotlights the creations that transformed the world’s most famous doll into a style icon...


Transglobal Fashion Narratives

by Anne Peirson-Smith & Joseph H. Ii Hancock Intellect (June 22, 2018)

Everywhere we look, people are using fashion to communicate self and society—who they are, and where they belong. Transglobal Fashion Narratives presents an international, interdisciplinary analysis of those...


Walter Beauchamp

by Terry Beauchamp, Pedro Mendes & Gordon Lightfoot Figure 1 Publishing (August 11, 2017)

: As one of the Canada's oldest custom tailors, Walter Beauchamp Tailors has nurtured a unique civilian and military tailoring business for over a century. Owned and operated by three generations of the Beauchamp...


Visible Mending

by Jenny Wilding Cardon That Patchwork Place (June 01, 2018)

Rip in your jeans? Snag in a sweater? Tear in a tea towel? They all present an opportunity for one-of-a-kind creativity! With this fun introduction to unconventional mending techniques in a format that's half...


Coco Chanel

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Coco Chanel in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of the iconic...


Fashion Embroidery

by Jessica Pile Batsford (February 15, 2018)

This practical step-by-step guide to haute couture embroidery covers everything from machine and hand stitching, to tambour beading, goldwork and monogramming.

Whether you are interested in adding monogrammed...


Interpreting Themes in Textile Art

by Els van Baarle & Cherilyn Martin Batsford (February 15, 2018)

An inspirational and practical book on how to interpret and collaborate on different themes in textile art. With foreword by Marie-Therese Wisniowski, who runs Art Quill Studio.

This stunning collection showcases...


Modern Quilts

by Modern Quilt Guild Stash Books (December 01, 2017)

Admire large, color photographs of the best modern quilting has to offer—more than 200 quilts curated by the Modern Quilt Guild. From the Amish and Gee’s Bend to the first use of the word "modern” in quilting,...


Be a Real-Life Mermaid

by Virginia Hankins Ulysses Press (October 10, 2017)

A professional mermaid shows readers how to bring passion into their life through mermaid magic Hasn't everyone wished for a seaside escape at one point or another? Life is better under the sea, and hundreds...


Fancy Dresses Described

by Ardern Holt Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

The Victorians adored fancy-dress parties: what better way to escape the rigidity of social conventions than to spend a festive evening disguised as Cleopatra, a Swiss milkmaid, or Alice in Wonderland? Well-to-do...


Walter Beauchamp

by Terry Beauchamp, Pedro Mendes & Gordon Lightfoot Figure 1 Publishing (August 11, 2017)

As one of the Canada's oldest custom tailors, Walter Beauchamp Tailors has nurtured a unique civilian and military tailoring business for over a century. Owned and operated by three generations of the Beauchamp...


The Art of Knitting

by Butterick Publishing Co. & Dover Publications, Inc. Dover Publications (March 17, 2016)

Comprehensive in scope and elegant in presentation, this classic Victorian-era volume was the first complete how-to guide to knitting. Originally published by Butterick, the company that later produced Vogue...


Kimono Design

by Keiko Nitanai Tuttle Publishing (May 16, 2017)

Kimono Design: An Introduction to Textiles and Patterns uses hundreds of photographs and a wealth of information on colors, fabrics and embellishments to paint a portrait of Japanese culture, art and thought....


Stylish Wraps Sewing Book

by Yoshiko Tsukiori Tuttle Publishing (August 01, 2017)

This DIY sewing book presents a fabulous new collection of lightweight wraps that are easy to sew and look fantastic!

Stylish Wraps Sewing Book provides five free printable patterns that can be used to create...


Prisms

by E. A. Seguy Dover Publications (October 18, 2016)

The career of E. A. Seguy spanned both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, and he was one of the few graphic artists to incorporate both styles into his work. Original portfolios of his magnificent designs...


Balinese Masks: Spirits of an Ancient Drama

by Judy Slattum, Hildred Geertz & Paul Schraub Tuttle Publishing (June 26, 2012)

The unique and stunning masks used in Balinese rituals are explored in great detail in Balinese Masks.

Masked performances are an ancient and integral part of Balinese rituals and are much more than mere spectacles...


Kabuki Costume

by Ruth M. Shaver Tuttle Publishing (January 15, 2013)

The attire of the feudal lords and ladies of old Japan, warriors, priest, courtesans, Edo-period dandies geisha, footmen, farmers— in fact, the whole array of Kabuki's colorful characters-is discussed in fascinating...


Stylish Skirts: 23 Simple Designs to Flatter Every Figure

by Sato Watanabe Tuttle Publishing (June 03, 2014)

Sew chic and original skirts with this stylish Japanese sewing book.

Stylish Skirts is the English edition of a popular Japanese sew-it-yourself fashion book which allows you to create simple yet stylish skirts...


Basic Black: 26 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe

by Sato Watanabe Tuttle Publishing (July 08, 2014)

*INCLUDES 26 DOWNLOADABLE PATTERNS*

Sew chic, dark-toned clothes with this stylish Japanese sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe.

Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese...


Sew Sweet Handmade Clothes for Girls: 22 Easy-to-Make Dresses, Skirts, Pants & Tops Girls Will Love

by Yuki Araki Tuttle Publishing (September 09, 2014)

*INCLUDES DOWNLOADABLE PULL-OUT PATTERS*

Make your own cute and fashionable clothes for girls with this easy-to-use Japanese sewing book.

Author, Yuki Araki is one of the most recognized names in the growing sewing-for-children...


Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby

by Lalonnie Lehman Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2013)

The Great Gatsby is that rare classic that inescapably defines the age from which it sprang: the Roaring '20s, an era of economic boom, stylish excess and above all an explosion of new and exciting fashions....


Swinging Britain

by Mark Armstrong Bloomsbury Publishing (May 10, 2014)

Travel back in time to the era when Carnaby Street led the world, a golden age of youthful innovation and exhilarating pop culture, and a fashion scene that defined a generation.

The 1960s was one of the most...


Dreaming of Chanel

by Charlotte Smith & Grant Cowan Atria Books (October 04, 2011)

Inheriting a priceless vintage clothing collection sounds like every woman’s dream come true.

But when Charlotte Smith discovered that her American godmother, Doris Darnell, had made her custodian of more...


Stitching Idyllic: Hand Stitch Recognizable Summer Flowers

by Ann Bernard eBookIt.com (April 26, 2016)

Stitching a Summer Garden to Life

Whether you are a novice or veteran stitcher, Summer Flowers will help you bring your vision to life. Beginning with backgrounds, you will learn how create the perfect setting...


Warriors

by Martin Windrow Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2015)

From ancient times to the present day, the world's finest warriors have been marked out by a stunning variety of dress, tactics and equipment. This splendid collection of artwork and commentaries illustrates...


Dreaming of Dior

by Charlotte Smith & Grant Cowan Atria Books (April 13, 2010)

Charlotte Smith had already had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. She lived life to the fullest in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and making it her...


Costume: Performing Identities through Dress

by Pravina Shukla Indiana University Press (April 06, 2015)

What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart...