Costume History Textbooks
- Well, I'm a little new to this discussion group~ I'm just starting out
as the new professor of costume and scenic design at the univeristy of
tulsa, and this fall i'll be teaching a costume history class. They
haven't taught it in a few years, so I'm looking for a good textbook:
does anyone have a suggestion? I have my own favorite references, but
if there's one that has worked especially well for you in the
classroom, I'd love a head's up! I'd appreciate any suggestions you
guys have~ thanks!
- This may sound silly, but Tara's "Costumer's Manifesto" is an excellent
resource. If I were to teach a class like you are, I'd simply use her web site.
Ask the kids to donate $20 each and send Tara a check for that amount to help
her defray expenses. She's done an amazing job of putting together links as
well as commentary and I bet your students will like not having an additional
20 pound book to lug around.
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