Couture Fabrics Of The 50s

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Couture Fabrics Of The 50s

Author : Joy Shih
ISBN : WISC:89056708860
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Full color photos document hundreds of beautiful textiles from the Parisian high fashion houses of the 1950s. Featuring exotic and exquisite designs in silk, rayon, and cotton, these fabrics were used to create elegant women's couture fashions. Of special interest are fabric swatches reflecting seasonal styles, "special effects" photo-engraving and lavish imitation weaves. A valuable resource for designers, historians, and collectors.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Designer Fabrics Of The Early 60s

Author : Tina Skinner
ISBN : UOM:39015047059483
Genre : Design
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Florals - Plaids, stripes and other "orderly" patterns - Abstracts - Black and white - Novelty - Upholstery and home-decorating fabrics - Couture fabric design from Paris during the 1960s - More than 250 designs of fabric swatches.
Category: Design


Author : Tina Skinner
ISBN : WISC:89056703309
Genre : Photography
File Size : 55.75 MB
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Paisley textile designs are organized into a sweeping visual survey including orderly foulard patterns, elaborate borders, experimental media, and ornate florals of printed and woven fabrics alike. More than 550 full-color photographs provide an invaluable optical reference of variations that span more than five decades, including French and Italian couture fabrics.
Category: Photography

Cool Hot Colors

Author : Joy Shih
ISBN : UOM:39015047059475
Genre : Design
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"Cool" colors were hot for fabrics in the late 1960s. Hundreds of splashy colors and designs from the offerings of 1960s European and American textile manufacturers are presented in full color photos. Full descriptions and fabric content information make this a useful resource for designers and historians.
Category: Design


Author : Tina Skinner
ISBN : WISC:89081087348
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 55.62 MB
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More than five decades of twentieth century plaids, plus traditional tartans, make this is an invaluable visual reference guide for designers. With more than 550 full-color photographs of printed and woven textiles, this is a sweeping survey of plaids, from the standard checks and ginghams to the farthest reaches of designers' imaginations. The most comprehensive pictorial guide ever produced on the subject.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Conversational Prints

Author : Joy Shih
ISBN : UOM:39015047059467
Genre : Design
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Conversational prints were a prominent feature in the homes of the 1950s. These large and sometimes splashy print designs were used for drapery, upholstery, slipcover, and tablecloth fabrics, establishing a decorative theme or bringing a splash of color and humor. 250 color photos of vintage conversational prints are accompanied by full descriptions, making this a rich resource for designers and historians.
Category: Design

Forties Fabrics

Author : Joy Shih
ISBN : UOM:39015040035803
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Fabrics of the 1940s jump off the pages with vibrant colors in florals, stripes, checks, and plaids in full color photos. The war years saw a profusion of designs shown primarily in patriotic colors of red, white, and blue, many of them in patterns of stars and stripes, navy and airplane themes. Fabrics of the peace years reflect colors, bolder florals and geometric graphics that would continue well into the 50s.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Horrockses Fashions

Author : Christine Boydell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215509915
Genre : Design
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Horrockses Fashions was one of most respected ready-to-wear labels of the late 40s and 50s. Founded in 1946, the company concentrated on the production of quality womenswear, beach clothes, housecoats and children's attire. Although produced in considerable quantities, the firm maintained an air of exclusivity with an emphasis on good quality fabrics, especially cotton, with custom-designed patterns and couture styling. Horrockses designs had a distinctive look, celebrated for their lively floral prints and full-skirted summer dresses. The label also collaborated with contemporary artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi, Alastair Morton and Graham Sutherland to create alluring designs for their fabrics. Drawing together a wide range of archival material, ranging from magazine spreads to interviews with former employees and consumers, Horrockses- Off-the-Peg Fashion tells the story of this iconic label and its role in the history of the British high street, while also exploring the connections between couture and ready-to-wear fashions in the post-war decades. The book features 180 full colour illustrations. The book has an interesting Australian connection- Gloria Smythe, creator of many of the classic Speedos swimming costume designs, worked as a designer for Horrockses from 1952 to 1956. She was a pattern maker and assistant to head designer John Tullis.
Category: Design

Abstract Textile Designs

Author : Tina Skinner
ISBN : WISC:89064914534
Genre : Design
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An art form often ignored gets its due in this collection of historic prints. The abstract genre, as it has been applied to the textiles of everyday life--from upholstery fabrics and curtains to the wearable art we don daily--is explored through photographs of 300 fabric swatches from couture houses in Italy, France, and the United States. This colorful volume is a must-have for up-and-coming textile and fashion designers ready to take a lesson from their anonymous predecessors in the everyday gallery of art.
Category: Design

Fashionable Clothing From The Sears Catalogs

Author : Joy Shih
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112198028
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Meet the book that defined fashion for generations of Americans in the twentieth century-the Sears Catalog. European couture designs were beautiful in fashion magazines but the average person with an average income shopped for clothing in department stores. The Sears Catalog brought household goods and fashionable clothing to everyone, whether they had access to a department store or not._x000D_Pictured here is clothing for men, women, and children taken from actual Sears Catalogs from the late 1950s, along with descriptions and original prices. Current values for some items are included as a reference guide for collectors of 1950s vintage clothing. Who can forget slim sheaths and whirly skirts, rolled-up dungarees and pedal pushers, bouffant slips and taffeta prom gowns, fraternity prep jackets and children's western wear? With more than 400 color photographs, this book offers a nostalgic look into fashionable clothing of an era which defined an entire generation. AUTHOR:
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Fashionable Clothing From The Sears Catalogs

Author : Desire Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112204818
Genre : Design
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Early 1950s clothing for men, women, and children are presented in photographs from the Sears catalogs. See the popular styles of dresses, suits, coats, and sleepwear, as well as hats, shoes, and undergarments. Printed and solid fabrics are shown with customary accessories and in the latest styles available.
Category: Design

A Survey Of Historic Costume

Author : Phyllis G. Tortora
ISBN : UCSC:32106011690234
Genre : Clothing and dress
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This bestseller brings the authors' analysis of Western dress up to date and adds a number of new features. Survey of Historic Costume, 4th Edition, is a basic text for readers who want an overview and chronology of costume, discussing the dress of each era within its historical, cultural and economic contexts.
Category: Clothing and dress

Fabrics And Wallpapers

Author : Mary Schoeser
ISBN : 0525482601
Genre : Decorative arts
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Category: Decorative arts

Textile Technology Digest

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924086554254
Genre : Textile fabrics
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Category: Textile fabrics

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373922
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature

50s 60s Style

Author : Polly Powell
ISBN : 1555213243
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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Category: Civilization, Modern

40s And 50s

Author : Jackie Gaff
ISBN : 0836827074
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Reveals how developments in design reflect and influence changes in technolgy, society, and everyday life.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Home Guide To Craft

Author : Katherine Sorrell
ISBN : 1740453689
Genre : Handicraft
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Whether your interests lie in stencilling or sewing, felt making or glass decorating, papier mache or soap making, this book is designed to offer you inspiration. An indispensable guide, it explains traditional techniques while also exploring the exciting possibilities of modern craft.
Category: Handicraft


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113571223
Genre : Fashion
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Category: Fashion