Books in category Design – Textile & Costume

  • Textiles

    Bobbie Sumberg

    Textiles explores the cultural meaning and exquisite workmanship found in the Museum of International Folk Art’s vast collection that spans centuries and includes pieces from seventy countries around the world.

  • Full color Victorian Fashions 1870 1893

    Full-color Victorian Fashions, 1870-1893
    JoAnne Olian

    52 extremely rare plates depict the latest in chic apparel for the well-to-do, including elegant day dresses, hunting outfits, ornamented costumes for the theatre, a parade of millinery styles, and more.

  • Art of the Boot

    Art of the Boot
    Tyler Beard, Jim Arndt

    Since the publications of The Cowboy Boot Book in 1992, the number of bootmakers across the country has nearly doubled, waiting lists have compounded, and the art of the boot has risen to mind-blowing proportions.

  • Alexander McQueen

    Alexander McQueen
    Kristin Knox

    This tribute to Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) celebrates the genius of an iconic, imaginative and inspirational fashion designer with a catalog of more than 125 catwalk photographs of his work, commentary from an experienced fashion …

  • The Dressmaking Technique Bible

    The Dressmaking Technique Bible
    Lorna Knight

    Provides a guide for creating basic and couture garments of different shapes and styles, including construction techniques, tips for working from a pattern, and suggestions for fabrics and embellishments.

  • Coptic Christology in Practice

    Coptic Christology in Practice
    Stephen J. Davis

    A pioneering study of ancient and medieval Christology. Employing a range of interdisciplinary methods, Stephen J. Davis shows how Christian identity in Egypt was shaped by a set of replicable 'christological practices'.

  • Traditional Fair Isle Knitting

    Traditional Fair Isle Knitting
    Sheila McGregor

    Unabridged republication of The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting, as published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1982. 31 halftones and 7 color illustrations on covers. Bibliography. Index.

  • Biofunctional Textiles and the Skin

    Biofunctional Textiles and the Skin
    Uta-Christina Hipler, Peter Elsner

    This volume collects information about new trends in the interaction between textiles and the skin, particularly the development of antimicrobial finished textiles.

  • Fashion Illustration

    Fashion Illustration
    Anna Kiper

    A guide to illustrating fashion from a designer's perspective offers guidance on rendering movement, attitude, prints, textures, and embellishments.

  • Visions of a Huichol Shaman

    Visions of a Huichol Shaman
    Peter T. Furst

    The brilliant visionary yarn paintings of the shaman-artist Jose Benitez Sanchez emerge transformed into two-dimensional form from fleeting, sublime visionary experiences triggered by the complex chemistry of the divine peyote cactus.

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