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Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail

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Product description

Now available from Abrams, this popular book offers a rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labour-intensive details seen in fine historical clothing. Perfect decorative seams, minute stitching, knife-sharp pleats, and voluptuous drapery-all are here, alongside more unusual techniques such as stamping, pinking, and slashing. Most of these effects cannot be replicated by machine, yet many of today's fashion designers take their inspiration from the past, adapting these details to a more contemporary idiom, and to the realities of modern manufacturing. Drawing from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-famous collections, the book contains a gallery of exquisite photographs, accompanied by clear line drawings showing the construction of the complete garment and a text that sets each in the context of its time. This book will appeal to anyone interested in fashion, historical costume, or textile history, from cut and construction to fabric and trimmings. Book condition very good, covers and spine unmarked and all pages crisp and clean.

Item details

Author(s):
Hart Avril & North Susan
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1851775676
ISBN-13:
9781851775675
Number of pages:
223
Publisher:
V&A
Title:
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail

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Now available from Abrams, this popular book offers a rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labour-intensive details seen in fine historical clothing. Perfect decorative seams, minute stitching, knife-sharp pleats, and voluptuous drapery-all are here, alongside more unusual techniques such as stamping, pinking, and slashing. Most of these effects cannot be replicated by machine, yet many of today's fashion designers take their inspiration from the past, adapting these details to a more contemporary idiom, and to the realities of modern manufacturing. Drawing from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-famous collections, the book contains a gallery of exquisite photographs, accompanied by clear line drawings showing the construction of the complete garment and a text that sets each in the context of its time. This book will appeal to anyone interested in fashion, historical costume, or textile history, from cut and construction to fabric and trimmings. Book condition very good, covers and spine unmarked and all pages crisp and clean.

Author(s):
Hart Avril & North Susan
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1851775676
ISBN-13:
9781851775675
Number of pages:
223
Publisher:
V&A
Title:
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail

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