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Period Costume for Stage and Screen: Dominos, Dolmans, Coats, Pelisses, Spencers, Callashes, Hoods and Bonnets

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It is difficult to imagine a period costume resource more useful than this-the fifth entry in Hunnisett's "Period Costume" series after Period Costume for Stage and Screen: Outer Garments, Book I, which features patterns for cloaks, capes, stoles, and wadded mantles ranging from medieval times to the 20th century. Book II covers the stylistic changes in outer garments, including dolmans, coats, pelisses, spencers, calashes, hoods, and bonnets, from the 18th to the 20th century. Hunnisett combines detailed definitions and instructions with a plethora of illustrations to guide the reader through sections on costuming techniques, garment patterns, and design interpretation. Her scale patterns are drawn from original garments researched in institutions like the Museum of London and the Victoria and Albert Museum. In many cases, she was allowed to examine the fragile historic pieces in those collections, which results in patterns and instructions intended to create duplicates of the originals rather than mere stage costumes. The illustrations include 39 patterns, 110 historical plates, and 53 figures. Each section includes a general discussion of the garment, black-and-white design drawings, patterns, and photos of the construction process. The historical fashion plates, interspersed with photographs of contemporary costumes, provide an eye-catching view of what can be accomplished by today's costumer. Highly recommended for all theater collections.-Laura A. Ewald, Murray State Univ. Lib., KY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887346705
  • Publisher: Players Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years

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