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Synopsis: 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 patterns, 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 the V&A's world-famous dress collections, and opens our eyes to the variety and creativity of dress around the world.
About the Author: Rosemary Crill is Curator of the Department of Asian Art at the V&A. Her publications include Indian Embroidery (V&A, 2000) and Indian Ikat Textiles (V&A, 1998). Jennifer Wearden is a Curator in the Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A, and co-author with Clare Browne of Samplers (V&A, 1999) and with Marianne Ellis of Ottoman Embroidery (V&A, 2001). Verity Wilson is a Curator in the Department of Asian Art at the V&A. She is the author of Chinese Dress (V&A, 1986).
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003000886
Book Description V and A Publications, 2004. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # 2933522
Book Description V&A Publishing. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1851773789I3N00
Book Description V&A Publishing. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1851773789I3N10
Book Description V & A Publications, 2004. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9781851773787
Book Description Condition: Good. Item is in good condition, but has been used by the previous owner. May include some wear and creases. A usable reading copy. Fast shipping. Free delivery confirmation with every order. Seller Inventory # 1XME3O002PXK
Book Description Victoria & Albert Museum, 2004. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1851773789-2-4
Book Description Victoria & Albert Museum, 2004. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1851773789
Book Description V&A Publictions, London, 2002. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Photographs by Richard Davis Drawings by Leonie Davis. color plates index 224 pgs. scarce Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Fashion. Seller Inventory # 00285630
Book Description Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2004. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Richard and Leonie Davis (illustrator). Reprint. 224 pp numerous diagrams and colour photos large paperback . Clean and sound minor edge wear HEAVY BOOK WILL NEED EXTRA POSTAGE OUTSIDE UK. Seller Inventory # 023831