- While I was working on this week's assignment on costuming a
play, I came across this web-site. I did not know it still was on-
line. Here's the first paragraph:
"Curators from the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) Museum
were amazed and fascinated when they discovered the contents of the
house at 514 Broadway in Providence, Rhode Island in 1989. Rooms shut
forty-two years earlier were filled with some of the finest textiles
and clothing from the first half of the century."
A few years ago, there was a fantastic exhibit at the museum
showing many of the clothes that the Tirocchi sisters created in
their Providence atlier. It pertains to this week's work on "Turn of
the Century" fashion, & you can see a lot of the garments & details
at this site.
There is more information about treatment of vintage garments here:
If you click on "next" or "continue" you'll get right to the details
of the exhibit.
A summary of the exhibit, given in a talk at a Univ. of R. I.
course is found here:
Tara, is the first page cited above useful to you in your course
links? Happy surfing. Celia
- I have a link to this on my costume museums/collections page, but I think you
are right, I should add a link to the site from the class pages, since the
site shows better than any others do how one may use a group of period
costumes and their attendant records to rediscover a microcosim of life in the
past. The Tirroci collection also now has spawned a book:
> Tara, is the first page cited above useful to you in your course--
>links? Happy surfing. Celia
----Tara Maginnis, Ph.D., Costume Designer & Associate Professor
of the Theatre Department of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Website: "The Costumer's Manifesto" at http://costumes.org
Theatre Department Web Site: http://www.uaf.edu/theatre
- --- In CostumeHistoryClass@yahoogroups.com, fftmm1 <fftmm1@u...>
"The Tirrochi collection also now has spawned a book:
I went looking for this book: From Paris to Providence. First I
thought I'd buy a copy, then checked the prices! It is a neat book,
made even more so since I went to the exhibit, which was just
fantastic. Thanks for the heads up on this.
I've been having a ball with the books, most of them links from