The Costume Technician's Handbook / Edition 3

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Overview

The classic book on costuming is back and better than ever!

In the third edition of The Costume Technician's Handbook, Rosemary Ingham and Liz Covey once again draw upon their many years of hands-on experience in costume design and technology. Now they add information gleaned across the country from shop managers and staff about their methods and supplement it with images of some of the very best theatrical costume work to be seen today. And they continue to provide the most complete guide to developing costumes that are personally distinctive and artistically expressive.

Ingham and Covey have been attentive to technical developments as well to keep you up to date and ready for action. They have expanded their book to include:

  • two new chapters on costume shop management and the use of computers in costume shops
  • instructions for using new materials
  • a substantial updated bibliography
  • lots of brand-new color and black-and-white photographs
  • new appendixes on mathematics for technicians, health and safety standards, and much more
  • plus a companion website - a continually updated source list of booksellers, useful publications and addresses, costume societies, and shopping guide - all available at www.heinemanndrama.com/ingham-covey.
Whether you're a professional costume technician, a student of costume design, or an adventuresome home stitcher, settle for nothing less than the best - The Costume Technician's Handbook.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
There is no way to overestimate the contribution of Ingham and Covey to costumers since they published The Costumer's Handbook in 1980. A decade-plus later, it was split into two volumes, becoming The Costume Designer's Handbook and The Costume Technician's Handbook. In this third edition of the latter, the authors maintain their clear definitions and detailed instructions on standard topics like health, pattern development, and hair and hats. They also update readers on techniques and materials and have added two new chapters vital to the contemporary costume shop. "Managing, Supervising, or Directing the Costume Shop" covers all aspects of shop management, from job descriptions to budgets to day-by-day operations, while "Computers in the Costume Shop" describes the integration of computer technology, including computer-aided design, digital textile printing, and computer pattern drafting. Along with numerous black-and-white drawings and lavish photographs (many of them new), the authors provide extensive appendixes and a 54-page annotated bibliography organized by category. Highly recommended for all theater collections to replace the older edition.-Laura A. Ewald, Murray State Univ. Lib., KY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325004778
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 7/30/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 197,495
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Liz Covey is a freelance costume designer whose work has been seen in England's and America's leading theatres. She has taught at Barnard College, Columbia University, Marymount Manhattan College, and Bennington College.

Rosemary Ingham is a costume designer and writer. Her design work has been seen at regional theatres across the country for more than three decades.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1 The Costume Shop 1
2 Health and Safety in the Costume Shop 36
3 Fabrics 61
4 Pattern Development 96
5 Costume Construction 166
6 Fitting and Alterations 244
7 Fabric Dyeing and Painting 270
8 Hair and Hats 288
9 Costume Accessories and Properties 325
10 Managing, Supervising, or Directing the Costume Shop 388
11 Computers in the Costume Shop 422
Conclusion 434
App Updates and Additions
Annotated Bibliography 461
Index 515
About the Authors 529
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