Costume in Detail: Women’s Dress 1730-1930

January 31, 2016 - Comment

This book is about costume between 1730 – 1930, written by Nancy Bradfield. She is the leading authority of costume of 16th through 20th century.

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This book is about costume between 1730 – 1930, written by Nancy Bradfield. She is the leading authority of costume of 16th through 20th century.

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Daniel says:

A work of art Any artist or draughtsman would agree that this book – which is composed of hundreds of line drawings – is an incredible achievement. Nancy Bradfield’s tireless research and shining talent with a pencil have produced one of the most incredible and singular costume reference textbooks in a long time. Original costumes and accessories have been taken by this artist, studied inside and out, measured methodically and every seam and mark noted – and then drawn down. Some of the costumes are far…

L.S. says:

The best costume books I’ve ever read to date! This book remains my favorite costume book, even 10 years after I first checked it out of the library. I find myself coming back to this book time after time, either to study a particular point of fashion or just to browse the fabulous drawings. 

Catherine Raymond says:

A wealth of detail in black and white It’s surprising that this book, which is entirely illustrated with pen and ink drawings of surviving garments, conveys so much information about period costume. I learned a lot from this book, and enjoyed it greatly. The only thing I wish Ms. Bradfield had done differently is to include a color photograph of each garment in addition to the detailed sketches she provides.

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