--- Kirsten Houseknecht <kirsten@...
> well.... not "read" per say, but a basic primer
> two books have good pictures.......
> 1. (not too documented, but a good start)
> is "Patterns for Theatrical Costume" by Katherine Strand
> shoot, i can never recall her name
> big blue book, costs about 30 bucks. contains scale
> drawn patterns for
> everything, a good beginer costumers resource
> i sell it, Poison Penn Press sells it, heck even barnes
> and nobles sells it
> 2. Costume 1066-1990 (subtitled A complete guide to
> English Costume Design
> and History)
> by John Peacock
> line drawings and commentary, very detailed.. England
> only, organized by
> Poison Pen Press, barnes and nobles, etc
> pictures of general European, and some other,
> costumes...... from Ancient
> Egypt to about 1915, by century..
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> From: "daisri" <ot@...>
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> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 2:07 PM
> Subject: [SCA-Garb] Boning Up on Period Styles
Holkeboer, Katherine Strand.
Good general costume survey, only pictures and theatrical
patterns, she does try to stick as close to period as
possible while still making it easy for the modern
The Chronicle Of Western Costume : From The Ancient World
To The Late Twentieth Century is the one with just drawings
of costume from ancient time to near present...Ok for a
general overview to get an idea for a style, But I wouldnt
use it for reference, choose your style from the book then
do research on that style , end of each section is a bit
about who the picture portrays, look up books of artists of
the time etc. I have seen some of the paintings he is
using his pictures from and in some cases is way off the
Costume 1066-1966 is english costume, the patterns are
theatrical only at times. But the section with each picture
that gives detailed info from fabric to change in style
from the previous section, is worth it. Another book that
gives a general overview , but still seek out the artists
of the time period to verify.
Jean Hunnisett, is good for some later period stuff, 16th
century, though I do hear she has a book out for early
period stuff too. A must have for any seamstress, she does
show how to draft and drape patterns, gives many different
options for the periods, sleeve , skirts, etc. May be a
bit more advanced than you are looking for.
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