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Hats: A History of Fashion in Headwear (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780486427461, isbn: 0486427463,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 139 reviews
“One must always wear a hat when lunching with people whom one does not know well,” observed Coco Chanel, “because one appears to one's best advantage.” The couturier's regard for the power of hats to confer dignity and attractiveness upon the wearer stems from a long historical tradition. In addition to its practical uses — warding off the effects of harsh weather or an enemy’s assault, for example — a stylish hat has always made a statement of rank, elegance, or self-esteem.This


The History of Underclothes (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
By imusti
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ean: 9780486271248, isbn: 0486271242,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews
''. . . thoroughness and most impressive scholarship . . . much entertaining detail and . . . pleasant humour.'' — The Times Literary Supplement (London)Underwear — practical garments with a utilitarian function or body coverings that serve an erotic purpose? As this fascinating and intelligently written study shows, the role played by underclothing over the last several centuries has been a varied one.In a well-documented, profusely illustrated volume combining impressive scholarship with


Great Fashion Designs of the Sixties Paper Dolls: 32 Haute Couture Costumes by Courreges, Balmain, Saint-Laurent and Others (Dover Paper Dolls)
By Dover
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mpn: 268977, ean: 9780486268972, isbn: 0486268977,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
In his latest paper doll tribute to high fashion of past decades, artist Tom Tierney spotlights the bold colors, miniskirts, and offbeat accessories that typified haute couture of the 1960s. Included are stunning creations by a new wave of young designers who exalted youth and promoted the ''little girl look'' while catering, for the first time in fashion history, to the tastes of working-class consumers.Extensively researched and painstakingly rendered, this dramatic full-color collection


Royal School of Needlework: Raised Embroidery: Techniques, projects & pure inspiration (Royal School of Needlework Guides)
By Search Press
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ean: 9781782211891, isbn: 1782211896,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews
This practical, contemporary guide to the exciting and varied world of raised embroidery is written by Kelley Aldridge, an expert teacher with the Royal School of Needlework. Part of a new series showcasing the RSNs traditional techniques, technical excellence and contemporary flair, it contains a complete grounding in raised embroidery stitches and techniques, three beautiful projects and galleries of inspiring work. The book features an introduction to the RSN and its prestigious heritage. It


The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780486467610, isbn: 0486467619,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
Shoes have come a long way in the thousands of years since primitive man first donned bark and animal skins. Originally used to protect feet from harsh temperatures and rough land, shoes have evolved into an article of high fashion and style, a sartorial reflection of class, rank, and wealth. Take a stroll through history with this carefully researched, lavishly illustrated survey of footwear by R. Turner Wilcox, the fashion editor of Women's Wear Daily from 1910 through 1915.What did


Dating Fabrics - A Color Guide - 1800-1960
By Brand: American Quilter's Society
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ean: 9780891458845, isbn: 0891458840,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 148 reviews
Textile appraisers and collectors of fabrics, quilts, and antiques can use this book to recognize, identify, and date vintage American fabrics as used in quilts and clothing. Over 1,000 color fabric swatches are shown in this handy, pocket-size reference guide. Simply match antique fabrics by selecting a time period and comparing colors and prints.Used Book in Good Condition.


Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights
By Nan A Talese
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ean: 9780385529693, isbn: 0385529694,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is a lifestyle guide for the Francophile and the Anglomaniac, the gourmet and the style maven, the armchair traveler and the art lover. It’s an homage to the esoteric world of glamour that doesn’t require much spending but makes us feel rich. Taking a cue from the exotic encyclopedias of the sixteenth century, which brimmed with mysterious artifacts, Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite focuses on the elegant, the rare, the commonplace, and


The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands
By Patagonia Inc
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ean: 9781938340567, isbn: 9781938340567,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
The most colorful and complete book published on the most enduring souvenir ever invented: the Hawaiian shirt.Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of images, this book recounts the colorful stories behind these marvelous shirts: as cultural icons, evocative of the mystery and the allure of the islands, capturing the vibe of the watermen culture and lifestyle — casual, relaxed, and fun. Valued by professional collectors and by millions of vacationers and fashionistos, these shirts are enjoying


Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion
By Smithsonian
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mpn: 149449, ean: 9780500518021, isbn: 0500518025,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
Highlights from one of the world’s most outstanding collections of traditional Japanese kimonos, with stunning examples from the Edo period through the twentieth century In traditional Japanese dress, the surface of the garment is most important. The T-shaped, straight-seamed, front-wrapping kimono has changed its shape very little over the centuries, but the weaving, dyeing, and embroidery used to decorate its surface make each a unique, wearable work of art. Choice of color and pattern vary


Royal Stewart: Waverley Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebook (Waverley Scotland Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebooks/Gift/stationery/plaid)
By Interlink Pub Group
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mpn: WS1409RS, ean: 9781849344142, isbn: 1849344140,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
This Royal Stewart genuine tartan cloth notebook has 176pp of 80gsm cream paper, with left page plain, right page ruled. Cloth supplied by tailors and kilt makers Kinloch Anderson. With a ribbon marker, an expandable inner note pocket, elastic enclosure, a leaflet about the history of tartan, and a colourful bookmark with a brief history of the Royal Stewart tartan. Comes in a light plastic wrapper bag. Scientists, thinkers and writers in the Scottish Enlightenment used 'commonplace notebooks'


Jo's Little Favorites III: Enduring Designs for Classic-Quilt Lovers
By That Patchwork Place
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mpn: B1447, ean: 9781604689044, isbn: 1604689048,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
Quilting icon Jo Morton returns with her third book in the ''Jo's Little Favorites'' series! Enjoy 16 more exquisite little quilts previously available only to her devoted club members--until now. For the first time, Jo invites quilters into her charming 1920s-era bungalow to share how she displays quilts in her own home. Get oodles of ideas for showcasing small quilts, along with Jo's favorite techniques for making them. You'll be inspired to start right away with Jo's wise approach: if you


Batik, Traditional Textiles of Indonesia: From The Rudolf Smend & Donald Harper Collections
By Tuttle Publishing
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mpn: 9780804846431, ean: 9780804846431, isbn: 080484643X,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Batik occupies a special place in Indonesian culture. Each fabric has a rich story to tell—as a reflection of the nation's religious beliefs, sophisticated court cultures and cosmopolitan history. The extraordinary textiles in this book are from the collections of Rudolf Smend and Donald Harper. Most date from the period 1880 to 1930 when the art of batik reached its apogee. Having collected historical batik for over thirty years and published two books on the subject, Rudolf Smend has


A Dandy Guide to Dating Vintage Menswear: WW1 Through the 1960s
By Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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ean: 9780764338908, isbn: 0764338900,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
Vintage clothing is a part of our style history, is an acceptable way to individualize the way we dress, and is an increasingly popular way to ''go green.'' This reference book is an easy-to-use compilation of information for dating menswear garments using label information, textiles, styles, and other available information. It is ideal for new converts to vintage and seasoned collectors of men's and women's garments. This liberally illustrated guide, featuring labels, images from catalogs and


Fashion: 150 Years – Couturiers, Designers, Labels
By Seeling Charlotte
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ean: 9783848007639, isbn: 3848007630,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
This book is devoted to the legendary world of fashion and couturiers. Informative chapters that introduce each era, coupled with extensive portraits of groundbreaking fashion icons and countless expressive photographs form a comprehensive portrayal of the rapid development that took fashion all the way to the creations of modern designers.Fashion 150 Years Couturiers Designers Labels.


Macgregor Notebook: Waverley Genuine Scottish Tartan Notebook (Waverley Scotland Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebooks/Gift/stationery/plaid)
By Waverley Books Ltd
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mpn: Map of Scotland, ean: 9781849344203, isbn: 1849344205,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
The Waverley Scotland Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebooks each with 176 pages (left blank, right ruled), acid-free, thread sewn, 80 gsm cream shade pages, are bound in genuine Scottish tartan cloth over board, with round cornered cover and book block corners, stained edges and a matching elastic enclosure. Each volume has a ribbon-marker and an expandable inner note holder made of cardboard and cloth, and removable booklet with background notes, with a Clan Map of Scotland, and with an


The Big Book of Civil War Quilts: 58 Patterns for Reproduction-Fabric Lovers
By That Patchwork Place
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ean: 9781604688559, isbn: 1604688556,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
Explore the patchwork style and scrappy flair of 58 history-rich quilts inspired by patterns and fabrics from the 1800s. Showcase the traditional color combinations of reproduction fabrics and popular Civil War-era blocks that quilters love in patterns for mini-quilts, lap quilts, and large bed-size projects. Use your favorite reproduction fabrics--including scraps and precuts--in quilts ranging from simple to intricate, all created by expert designers.That Patchwork Place the big book of civil


Fifty Dresses That Changed the World
By Design Museum
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mpn: 9781840915389, ean: 9781840915389, isbn: 1840915382,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews
You don't have to be a fashionista or a design aficionado to adore this fascinating look at the power of one dress to change society. Join the Design Museum, the world's leading museum in contemporary design, on a guided tour of the 50 most important dresses in social history and design.Filled with pages of beautiful clothes, and the famous faces (and bodies) that put them on the world stage -including Wallis Simpson, Jackie Kennedy, Twiggy and Cher and, of course, Princess Di-this fun volume


Pioneer Quilts: Prairie Settlers' Life in Fabric - Over 30 Quilts from the Poos Collection - 5 Projects
By C T Via Search Press
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ean: 9781617454653, isbn: 1617454656,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
Join fictional character Esther Heinzmann as she narrates the pioneer journey through 30 historical quilts from the Poos Collection. Enjoy antique quilts featured on 2-page, full-color spreads in stunning detail. Remake some of the classic blocks on your own - project instructions for 5 quilts are included. Enrich your journey through the book by reading accounts of the Great Migration, the long journey, and real life on the prairie.C T Via Search Press.


Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
By Dover Publications
SKU: #9780486429854
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sku: 9780486429854, ean: 9780486429854, isbn: 0486429857,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
Clear-cut and accurate in its guidance, this volume depicts medieval clothes and accessories not as inanimate museum exhibits but as items of vital interest and well worth recreating. Unlike conventional costume histories, which tend to classify their contents by era, this volume portrays the clothing of the twelfth through 15th centuries according to the wearer's social class. Here are the garments of royalty, clerics, doctors, merchants, musicians, knights, artisans, farmers, and laborers —


Preserving History: Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts
By That Patchwork Place
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ean: 9781604688030, isbn: 1604688033,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews
Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own versions of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Get the historic look you love with detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish, with a special focus on the types of quilting designs popular through the years.Use your modern quilting tools and skills to re-create antique quilts for



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