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17th & 18th Century Fashion Detail (Fashion in Detail) [Paperback]

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9 Mar 2009 Fashion in Detail
This sumptuously illustrated book reveals the decorative seams, exquisite stitching, voluptuous drapery, strict corseting and slashing and stamping that make up the clothing in the V&A's superlative seventeenth and eighteenth-century fashion collection. Using an authoritative text, exquisite colour photography and line drawings of complete garments, the reader is allowed the unique opportunity to look closely at clothing, often too fragile to be on display. Part of the 'V&A Fashion in Detail' series, 'Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail' is an inspirational resource for students, designers, collectors and all followers of fashion. This title was previously available as 'Historical Fashion in Detail'.

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  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: V&A Publishing (9 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851775676
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851775675
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 22.6 x 29.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 190,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Sumptuously illustrated...an informative books for those collectors interested in textiles and fashion.' --Antiques and Collectables

'Nothing in Harvey Nicks has the wit of that 1630 undersmock stem-stitched with snails and peapods.' --The Guardian

'Both a visual feast and a useful resource.' --International Textiles

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"A visual feast for all fashion lovers, and an essential resource for curators, collectors, students and designers." ANTIQUE DEALER AND COLLECTORS' GUIDE --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fashion students and costume makers buy this!!! 18 Dec 2005
If you are into 17th and 18th century costume then this is the book for you. It shows you in very good detail how cuffs, collars, pockets, button stands, seam detail, pin tucks etc of this period were done at the time. The photos are all excellent quality close ups and there are full garnment flats for each one as well. I am a degree fashion student and love to design from this period. Now I have a much better understanding of how to make my designs into actual garnments. I think its a great book.
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219 pages of colour pictures spanning 17th and 18th centuries, sections include seams and stitching techniques,collars and cuffs, quilting, stomachers, gloves and shoes. The notation is precise and useful. I think that costume makers will find it useful for construction, however it would have been five stars if an overall photograph of the costume was included.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 17th Century Fashion on Show 11 Oct 2009
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Being a re-enactor finding source material is quite hard. Seventeenth and eighteenth Century Fashion in Detail is a superb resource for any costume maker to have. The photographs are very clear and colourful and the book has been an inspiration to us as we research our costumes, I unreservedly recommend it to fellow re-enactors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 29 Mar 2011
For those with an eye for detail and an historic bent, this stunning book allows you to get closer to 17th and 18th century clothing than you would ever be allowed in a museum. The stunning plates show the precision of the embroiderers and the crispness of the makers tiny stitches. I Recommend this book to costume designers, fashion designers, Reenactors or anyone with a fascination for this wonderful period and its complex fashion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting 6 Feb 2010
This is a very interesting book, specially for those people who are in the area, also great for students. The photos are impressive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book 4 Feb 2014
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Just loved this book. It has all I was looking for from point of fashion. All dresses are in color and has explained. Some got close-ups, where I could see all the details. Very good book if you are looking for fashion in pictures.
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