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18th-century fashion in detail

Author: Susan NorthHenrietta ClareRichard DavisDeborah MallinsonLeonie DavisAll authors
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson : Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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"This book reveals the decorative seams, refined stitching, voluptuous drapery, strict corseting, slashing, and stamping that make up some of the garments in the Victoria and Albert Museum's superlative fashion collection. With an authoritative text, exquisite color photography of garment details, and line drawings showing the complete construction of each piece, the reader has the unique opportunity to examine up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan North; Henrietta Clare; Richard Davis; Deborah Mallinson; Leonie Davis; Victoria and Albert Museum.; V&A Publishing.
ISBN: 9780500292631 0500292639
OCLC Number: 1019658129
Notes: "First published in the United Kingdom in 1998 by Victoria and Albert Museum, London"--Title page verso.
"This revised and expanded edition first published in 2018 by Thames & Hudson [...] in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London." -- title page verso.
"Design and layout © 2018 Thames & Hudson Ltd." -- title page verso.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Pleats, gathers and looped drapery --
2. Collars, cuffs and pockets --
3. Stitching and quilting --
4. Lace and whitework --
5. Embroidery --
6. Pastes, foils and beads --
7. Chintz and painting --
8. Pinking and punching --
9. Fringes, ribbons, tassels and buttons --
10. Fur, feathers and straw.
Other Titles: Eighteenth-century fashion in detail
Responsibility: Susan North ; photographs by Henrietta Clare and Richard Davis ; drawings by Leonie Davis and Deborah Mallinson.

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