This illustrated work celebrates the Victoria and Albert Museum's magnificent collection of dress from around the world. A source of inspiration to many of today's top designers, these colourful items of clothing, seen here in close up, should delight all lovers of fashion. Some 150 pieces, from the tropics to the Arctic circle, from the plains of India to the mountains of Montenegro, have been chosen to illustrate how different cultures create their regional and national costume. The garments range from the ceremonial to the everyday, and display a breathtaking richness of detail: rows of ornamental buttons, embroidered borders, intricate pleating and stitching, flamboyant fringes and tassels that define and decorate at one and the same time. Featuring specially commissioned photographs and line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment, the book is arranged thematically, drawing together examples of each type of detail and decoration from disparate cultures. Details of fastenings, necklines, cuffs, hemlines and fringes contribute to a wide-ranging survey which is both a visual feast of textures, patterns and craftsmanship, and a serious contribution to the interpretation of dress. The text is packed with information about the garments, the ways they were worn, and how they were made. The result is a stunningly beautiful book that provides a unique glimpse into a lesser-known part of the V&A's world-famous dress collections, and opens our eyes to the variety and creativity of dress around the world. This book is a companion to "Historical Fashion in Detail" and "Modern Fashion in Detail".
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Rosemary Crill is a Curator in the Department of Asian Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her publications on Indian textiles include Indian Embroidery (V&A Publications, 2000) and Indian Ikat Textiles (V&A Publications, 1998). Jennifer Wearden is a Curator in the Department of Furniture, Textiles and Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and co-author with Clare Browne of Samplers (V&A Publications, 1999) and with Marianne Ellis of Ottoman Embroidery (V&A Publications, 2001). Verity Wilson is a Curator in the Department of Asian Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is the author of Chinese Dress (V&A Publications, 1986).
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Book Description V & A Publications, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Minor Shelfwear. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007923743
Book Description V&A Publications London 2002, 2002. 30 x 24cm, 222pp, b&w & colour illust, hardcover in dustjacket, ex-libris, good+ Survey of clothing from around the world featuring one hundred and fifty examples with detailed descriptions and photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 154767
Book Description V & A Publications, London, United Kingdom, 2002. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, Minor Tear. First Edition. 224 pages, maps, superb colour illustrations and line drawings of the rich details of some 150 garments from all parts of the world. Glossary, Bibliography. Hb in dw, very short tear to upper edge of dw, otherwise a near fine copy. Now uncommon in hardback. Size: 12 1/8" x 9 3/8". Bookseller Inventory # 000975