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A practical guide to costume mounting

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The effective preparation of garments for display is essential for exhibitions of contemporary and historical dress. Costumes not only need to be visually appealing but also fully supported and historically accurate. This book provides a comprehensive guide to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the present day. It includes methods for adapting and shaping figures to create historical silhouettes, constructing underpinnings and making replicas and toiles using inexpensive and simple techniques. A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting is an invaluable resource for conservators, historians and all those working with clothing in museums, private collections and throughout the fashion and theatre industries. Trained as a historical costume maker, author Lara Flecker is the textile display specialist at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. She has worked extensively with the museum's world-class costume collection, preparing garments for display. Her simple mounting methods are clearly explained and can be used by people with a wide range of experience, including those with few sewing skills. * The only publication detailing how to mount costumes * Offers comprehensive and practical advice using clear colour images * The author has considerable experience in mounting costumes of all periods of history from an outstanding national museum collection. This copy has a small non discernible dent in the front cover to the right below the title.

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Author(s):
Lara Flecker
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25 x 20
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
075066830X
ISBN-13:
9780750668309
Number of pages:
259
Publisher:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Title:
A practical guide to costume mounting

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The effective preparation of garments for display is essential for exhibitions of contemporary and historical dress. Costumes not only need to be visually appealing but also fully supported and historically accurate. This book provides a comprehensive guide to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the present day. It includes methods for adapting and shaping figures to create historical silhouettes, constructing underpinnings and making replicas and toiles using inexpensive and simple techniques. A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting is an invaluable resource for conservators, historians and all those working with clothing in museums, private collections and throughout the fashion and theatre industries. Trained as a historical costume maker, author Lara Flecker is the textile display specialist at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. She has worked extensively with the museum's world-class costume collection, preparing garments for display. Her simple mounting methods are clearly explained and can be used by people with a wide range of experience, including those with few sewing skills. * The only publication detailing how to mount costumes * Offers comprehensive and practical advice using clear colour images * The author has considerable experience in mounting costumes of all periods of history from an outstanding national museum collection. This copy has a small non discernible dent in the front cover to the right below the title.

Author(s):
Lara Flecker
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
25 x 20
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
075066830X
ISBN-13:
9780750668309
Number of pages:
259
Publisher:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Title:
A practical guide to costume mounting

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