How to Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design: Artistic inspiration and instruction from the vintage Walter Foster archives

How to Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design: Artistic inspiration and instruction from the vintage Walter Foster archives

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How to Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design, the third book in the Walter Foster Collectibles series, contains yet another extraordinary collection of vintage Walter Foster titles from the 1940s through the 1960s, including Female Fashion, How to Draw and Paint Today's Fashions, How to Draw and Paint Fashions, and the Art of Costume Design<

Overview

How to Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design, the third book in the Walter Foster Collectibles series, contains yet another extraordinary collection of vintage Walter Foster titles from the 1940s through the 1960s, including Female Fashion, How to Draw and Paint Today's Fashions, How to Draw and Paint Fashions, and the Art of Costume Design. In addition to providing an overview of basic drawing and painting techniques, artists will learn how to capture figures in various poses, as well as the dynamics of facial features and expressions, and other elements of drawing. Additionally, this colorful 128-page book features easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for rendering a range of early 20th-century fashions and theatrical costumes. From casual wear and formal gowns to textures, hats, and shoes, artists who are fond of vintage fashion and eras gone by will appreciate the book for both its instructional qualities and aesthetic and collectible values.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Walter Foster has been producing straightforward step-by-step art instruction books for more than 90 years. In this new guide, the company digs deeply into its archives to provide fashion figure drawing instruction that surveys 20th-century fashion. By viewing sketches from the 1920s through the 1960s, readers can render their versions of women’s and men’s fashions of the day. A chapter on theatrical costumes also uses vintage drawings to present a variety of period, burlesque, and Hollywood costumes. ­VERDICT: This will appeal to retro fans and those with strong nostalgic sensibilities much more than to the fashion-forward set. - Library Journal
Library Journal
Walter Foster has been producing straightforward step-by-step art instruction books for more than 90 years. In this new guide, the company digs deeply into its archives to provide fashion figure drawing instruction that surveys 20th-century fashion. By viewing sketches from the 1920s through the 1960s, readers can render their versions of women's and men's fashions of the day. A chapter on theatrical costumes also uses vintage drawings to present a variety of period, burlesque, and Hollywood costumes. VERDICT This will appeal to retro fans and those with strong nostalgic sensibilities much more than to the fashion-forward set.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600582462
Publisher:
Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2012
Series:
Walter Foster Collectibles Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
566,316
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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An impeccably shaped collar, the color and cut of a suit, a smart hat, the seam up the back of a stocking—these seemingly incidental hallmarks of fashion know-how separated trendsetters and tastemakers from the hopelessly dowdy during the 1920s through the early 1960s. Such fashion vanguards as Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Anne Klein, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, and Mary Quant defined style for a generation of ready-to-wear designers and ensured that “stepping out” meant being pressed and well dressed. How to Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design resurrects this period of studied sophistication with a dazzling collection of fashion sketches from the Walter Foster archives. With original instruction from Walter T. Foster, Viola French, and Marilyn Sotto, this keepsake book provides everyone from the novice artist to the closet fashion designer abundant artistic inspiration and tips for creating timeless looks using a variety of art media.

Meet the Author

Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA and a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.

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How to Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design: Artistic Inspiration and Instruction from the Vintage Walter Foster Archives 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Informative and well-written, with wonderful vintage illustrations/designs that you&rsquo;ll see on the runways today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago