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Dress Design: An Account of Costume for Artists and Dressmakers

Dress Design: An Account of Costume for Artists and Dressmakers by Talbot Hughes
By: (1869-1942)

Explanations of Western European trends in men and women's fashion from prehistoric times to the Victorian Era.

First Page:

The Artistic Crafts Series of Technical Handbooks Edited by W. R. Lethaby


[Illustration: A Long trained Muslin Dress. About 1800.]


An Account of Costume for Artists & Dressmakers



Illustrated by the Author from Old Examples ยท Together with 35 Pages of Half Tone Illustrations

London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. Bath, Melbourne, Toronto, and New York

Reprinted 1920


In issuing this volume of a series of Handbooks on the Artistic Crafts, it will be well to state what are our general aims.

In the first place, we wish to provide trustworthy text books of workshop practice, from the points of view of experts who have critically examined the methods current in the shops, and putting aside vain survivals, are prepared to say what is good workmanship, and to set up a standard of quality in the crafts which are more especially associated with design. Secondly, in doing this, we hope to treat design itself as an essential part of good workmanship. During the last century most of the arts, save painting and sculpture of an academic kind, were little considered, and there was a tendency to look on "design" as a mere matter of appearance ... Continue reading book >>

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