Selected Resources for: Costume Design/History


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Art Full Text, produced by The HW Wilson Company, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. There is full-text coverage for selected periodicals. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full-text coverage begins in 1997.

A searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Berg journals including the highly prestigious Fashion Theory will also be fully cross-searchable within the Berg Fashion Library where institutions already subscribe to them.

DAAI is an international index to design and craft journals. It contains annotated references from more than 450 design and craft journals, and data on nearly 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms etc. All areas of design and craft are covered, including industrial design, interior design, environmental design, computer aided design, furniture design, ceramics, glass, fashion design, textile design, graphic design, typography, multimedia design, book design, photography, advertising, theatre design, ergonomics, and design management.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Bibliographies

A Dictionary Catalog of about Eight Thousand Books and Periodicals. The 1939 edition is in Wilson;the 1967 is in Magrath.


Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.


General Reference Sources

Dictionaries

Fairchild Book's Dictionary of Fashion, 4th edition


Encyclopedias

Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and intelligent study of clothing ever published. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century. Beautifully illustrated. Note: Parallel text in English, German and French; translated from the French.

This is an extraordinary 3-volume set that incoroporates not only many diverse subjects on clothing and fashion, but also takes an interdisplinary approach by relating clothing and fashion to global fashion, cultural issues, socioeconomics, gender, sexual identity, Eurocentrism, and multiculturism.

Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion

New and award-winning this 10-volume Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion is the first single reference work to explore all aspects of dress and fashion globally from pre-history to the present day. Wonderful resource of images and costume and dress museums. Explores fashion and dress in all countries, not just the Western hemisphere.

Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Costume and Fashion


Handbooks and Manuals

Chapters include: Introduction -- Prehistoric costume -- Costume in the Ancient East -- Crete and its costume -- The Mediterranean countries -- Europe from the Fifth century BC to the Twelfth century AD -- Europe between the Twelfth and Fourteenth centuries -- Costume in Europe from the Fourteenth to the early Sixteenth century -- The Sixteenth century -- The Seventeenth century -- The Eighteenth century -- From the French Revolution to the early Twentieth century -- Fashion: 1920-1964 -- Fashion: 1960-1983.

History of Fashion

Traces the history of costume and fashion from ancient times through the mid-nineteen eighties. Twentieth century designers whose fashions are shown in photographs and illustrations include: Chanel, Redfern, Vionnet, Schiaparelli, Regna, Malyneux, Dior, Balenciaga, Carven, Quant, Cardin, Clark, Courreges, Rabanne, Saint Laurent, Gibb, Rhodes, Muir, Ashley, Krizia, Missoni,Versace, Lagerfeld, Blass and Yuke. Also includes a glossary and list of costume collections.


Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Contains 1,000 web pages and 2500 images of fashion and costume. Intended for use by authors, journalists, screenwriters, educators and students. Costume Gallery is divided into five parts. Most interesting to students and researchers is the "Library." The Library is divided into 3 shelves: "Fashion articles to research" (including several issues of Ladies Home Journal from 1893-1895); "Portfolios of Costumes" and "Research by Time and Topic." The "Research by time and topic" links to fashion web sites by time, period, culture and fashion designer. Coverage is worldwide.


Multimedia Materials

Image Resources

A searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Berg journals including the highly prestigious Fashion Theory will also be fully cross-searchable within the Berg Fashion Library where institutions already subscribe to them.

The "History of Costume" or "Zur Geschichte der Kostueme" was originally published as individual plates in a German magazine titled "Muenchener Bilderbogen." Later, these plates were collected and bound into book form. The total publication consisted of 125 pages, with four pictures per pages, for a total of 500 costume designs. These plates consisted of historical dress from antiquity to the end of the 19th century. This book is an excellent source for students who are studying the history of fashion and for costume designers.

The Costumer's Manifesto - www.costumes.org by Tara Maginnis, Ph.D. Site for Costume Information & Images

Visual catalogue of fashion and costume in the Victoria and Albert museum (microfiche)

Reproductions of illustrations by artists, costume and fashion designers include: Vico and other 'trachtenfucher'; prints by Hollar and Bonnart; engravers such as Gravelot, Watteau, St. Jean, Herisset; and drawings and plates by Erte, Worth, Posner, Hartwell and Quant.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Style Manuals

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration.


Library Information

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