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Historical fashion in detail : the 17th and 18th centuries / Avril Hart and Susan North ; photographs by Richard Davis ; drawings by Leonie Davis.

By: Hart, Avril.
Contributor(s): Davis, Leonie | North, Susan, 1956- | Davis, Richard, 1960- | North, Susan | Davis, Richard | Victoria and Albert Museum.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : V & A Publications, 1998Description: 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 185177257X; 1851772588; 0810966085.Subject(s): Victoria and Albert Museum -- Catalogues | Fashion -- History -- 17th century | Fashion -- History -- 18th century | Clothing and dress -- History -- 17th century | Clothing and dress -- History -- 18th centuryDDC classification: 391.009
Contents:
Stitching, seams, quilting and cording -- Gathers, pleats and looped drapery -- Collars, cuffs and pockets -- Buttons -- Trimmings -- Applied decoration -- Slashing, pinking and stamping -- Knitting, lace and openwork -- Stomachers -- Gloves and shoes -- Glossary.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Now available from Abrams, this popular book offers a rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labor-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.

Stitching, seams, quilting and cording -- Gathers, pleats and looped drapery -- Collars, cuffs and pockets -- Buttons -- Trimmings -- Applied decoration -- Slashing, pinking and stamping -- Knitting, lace and openwork -- Stomachers -- Gloves and shoes -- Glossary.

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