What’s On My Bookshelf?

As of 2009:

Amneus, Cynthia. A Separate Sphere: Dressmakers in Cincinnati’s Golden Age, 1877-1922. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Art Museum, 2003.

Anderson, Ruth Matilda. Hispanic Costume 1480-1530. New York: Hispanic Society of America, 1979.

Apraxine, Pierre and Xavier Demange. La Divine Comtesse: Photographs of the Countess de Castiglione. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Arch, Nigel. Court Dress Collection: Kensington Palace. Dept. of the Environment, 1984.

Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen’s Dresses & Their Construction. Vol. 1: c. 1660-1860. New York: Drama Book Specialists, 1972.

Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen’s Dresses & Their Construction. Vol. 2: 1838-1940. New York: Drama Book Specialists, 1972.

Arnold, Janet. Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, c. 1560-1620. London: Macmillan, 1985.

Aucoin, Kevyn. Making Faces. Boston: Little, Brown, 1997.

Baker, Patricia. Fashions of a Decade: The 1940s. New York: Facts on File, 1992.

Batterberry, Michael and Ariane. Fashion, the Mirror of History. New York: Greenwich House, 1982.

Baumgarten, Linda. Costume Close-Up: Clothing Construction and Pattern, 1750-1790. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1999.

Baumgarten, Linda. What Clothes Reveal: The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2002.

Beaudoin-Ross, Jacqueline. Formes et Modes: Le Costume a Montreal au XIXe siecle / Form and Fashion: Nineteenth-Century Montreal Dress. Montreal, Quebec: Musee McCord d’histoire canadienne, 1992.

Benstock, Shari and Suzanne Ferriss, eds. On Fashion. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1994.

Bernier, Olivier. The Eighteenth-Century Woman. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1981.

Birtwistle, Sue & Susie Conklin. The Making of Jane Austen’s Emma. London: Penguin, 1996.

Birtwistle, Sue & Susie Conklin. The Making of Pride & Prejudice. London: Penguin/BBC, 1995.

Blum, Stella. Ackermann’s Costume Plates: Women’s Fashions in England, 1818-1828. New York: Dover Publications, 1978.

Blum, Stella. Eighteenth-Century French Fashion Plates in Full Color: 64 Engravings from the “Galerie des Modes,” 1778-1787. New York: Dover Publications, 1982.

Blum, Stella. Everyday Fashions of the Thirties as Pictured in Sears Catalogs. New York: Dover Publications, 1986.

Blum, Stella. Everyday Fashions of the Twenties as Pictured in Sears and Other Catalogs. New York: Dover Publications, 1981.

Blum, Stella. Fashions and Costumes from Godey’s Lady’s Book. New York: Dover Publications, 1985.

Blum, Stella. Paris Fashions of the 1890s. New York: Dover, 1984.

Blum, Stella. Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper’s Bazar, 1867-1898. New York: Dover Publications, 1974.

Bradfield, Nancy. Costume in Detail: Women’s Dress, 1730-1930. London: Harrap, 1981.

Boucher, François. 20,000 Years of Fashion: The History of Costume and Personal Adornment. New York, N.Y.: H.N. Abrams, 1987.

Brett, Katharine B. Modesty to Mod: Dress and Underdress in Canada, 1780-1967. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1967.

Breward, Christopher, Edwin Ehrman & Caroline Evans. The London Look: Fashion from Street to Catwalk. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2004.

Brown, Patricia.  Private Lives in Renaissance Venice: Art, Architecture, and the Family. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

Burman, Barbara, ed. The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking. Oxford: Berg, 1999.

Cartledge, Pamela. Dress for All Occasions: Women’s Costumes from the 1880s and 1890s. Hartford, CT: Conn. Historical Society, 1987.

The Castle Howard Collection and Various Owners: Auction, Tuesday 7 October 2003. London: Sotheby’s, 2003.

Clark Smith, Barbara & Kathy Peiss.  Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender, and Power. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.

Cold Mountain: The Journey from Book to Film. New York: Newmarket Press, 2003.

Coleman, Elizabeth Ann. Changing Fashions, 1800-1970. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Museum, 1972.

Cone, Polly. Imperial Style: Fashions of the Hapsburg Era. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980.

Coppola, Sofia. Marie Antoinette. New York: Rizzoli, 2006.

Crill, Rosemary.  Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West.  London:  V&A Pub., 2008.

Cunningham, Patricia A. Reforming Women’s Fashion, 1850-1920: Politics, Health, and Art. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2003.

Cunnington, C. Willett. English Women’s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Dover Publications, 1990.

De La Haye, Amy. A Family of Fashion: The Messels: Six Generations of Dress. London: Philp Wilson Publishers, 2005.

Dixon, Annette. Women Who Ruled: Queens, Goddesses, Amazons in Renaissance and Baroque Art. London: Merrell, 2002.

Doyle, Marian I. An Illustrated History of Hairstyles, 1830-1930. Atglen, PA:  Schiffer Pub., 2003.

Druesedow, Jean L. In Style: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Costume Institute. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Enstad, Nan. Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Ettesvold, Paul M. The Eighteenth-Century Woman: An Exhibition at the Costume Institute December 12, 1981-September 5, 1982. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981.

Ewing, Elizabeth. Everyday Dress, 1650-1900. London: Batsford, 1984.

Exquisite Details: Women’s Dress of the 18th Century: Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, April 1, 1995: Symposium Papers. Wilmington, Del.: Winterthur Museum, 1995.

Fashion Plates in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Smithsonian Institution, 1982.

Font, Lourdes M. The Gilded Age: High Fashion and Society in the Hudson Highlands, 1865-1914. Cold Spring, NY: Putnam County Historical Society & Foundry School Museum, 2006.

Foreman, Amanda.  Georgiana’s World: The Illustrated Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.  London: HarperCollins, 2001.

Fukai, Akiko. Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century. London: Taschen, 2002.

Fukai, Akiko. Fashion in Colors. New York: Assouline, 2004.

Gallery of English Costume. Wedding Costume 1735-1970 (picture book #10). City of Manchester Cultural Comm., 1976/77.

Gallery of English Costume. Women’s Costume 1900-1930 (picture book #6). Art Galleries Comm. of the Corp. of Manchester, 1956.

Gazette des Atours de Marie-Antoinette: Garde-Robe des atours de la Reine: Gazette pour L’Annee 1782. Paris: Reunion des Musees Nationaux: Archives Nationales, 2006.

Gernsheim, Alison. Victorian & Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey. New York: Dover Publications, 1981.

Goetz, Adrien. Marie-Antoinette Style. New York: Assouline, 2005.

Goldthorpe, Caroline. From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress 1837-1877: An Exhibition at the Costume Institute, December 15, 1988-April 16, 1989. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988.

Grimble, Frances. The Voice of Fashion: 79 Turn-of-the-Century Patterns, with Instructions and Fashion Plates. San Francisco, CA: Lavolta Press, 1998.

Grimble, Frances. The Edwardian Modiste: 85 Authentic Patterns with Instructions, Fashion Plates, and Period Sewing Techniques. San Francisco, CA: Lavolta Press, 1997.

Harris, Kristina. Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover, 2002.

Hart, Avril and Susan North. Fashion in Detail: From the 17th and 18th Centuries. New York: Rizzoli, 1998.

Hayward, Maria. Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII. Leeds, UK: Maney Pub, 2007.

Houck, Carter. White Work: Techniques and 188 Designs. New York: Dover, 1978.

Hunnisett, Jean. Period Costume for Stage & Screen: Patterns for Women’s Dress 1800-1909. Studio City, CA: Players Press, 1991.

Johnson, Judy M. French Fashion Plates of the Romantic Era in Full Color: 120 Plates from the “Petit Courrier des Dames,” 1830-34. New York: Dover Publications, 1991.

Johnston, Lucy.  Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail. London: V&A Publications, 2005.

Karner, Regina. Grosser Auftritt: Mode der Ringstrassenzeit. Wien: Brandsdatter, 2009.

Kidwell, Claudia Brush. Men and Women: Dressing the part. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.

Koda, Harold. Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006.

Koda, Harold and Andrew Bolton. Poiret. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007.

Kohler, Carl. A History of Costume. New York: Dover Publications, 1963.

Korshunova, Tamara Timofeevna. The Art of Costume in Russia: 18th to Early 20th Century. Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers, 1983.

Laboissonniere, Wade. Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1940s. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1997.

Langley, Susan.  Vintage Hats & Bonnets, 1770-1970: Identification & Values. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1998.

Latham, Angela J. Posing a Threat: Flappers, Chorus Girls, and Other Brazen Performers of the American 1920s. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 2000.

Long, Robert Emmet. The Films of Merchant Ivory. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1991.

MacDonald, Nora M. Principles of Flat Pattern Design. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1997.

Mackenzie, Althea. Buttons & Trimmings [Snowshill costume collection]. London: National Trust, 2004.

Mackenzie, Althea. Embroideries [Snowshill costume collection]. London: National Trust, 2004.

Mackenzie, Althea. Hats & Bonnets [Snowshill costume collection]. London: National Trust, 2004.

Mackenzie, Althea. Shoes & Slippers [Snowshill costume collection]. London: National Trust, 2004.

Mallemont, A. The Techniques of Ladies’ Hairdressing of the 19th Century: A Compilation of Original 19th Century Sources. Berkeley, CA: Lacis, 1996.

Mansel, Philip. Dressed to Rule: Royal and Court Costume from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.

Marie-Antoinette: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 15 Mars-30 Juin 2008. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2008.

Martin, Richard. Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. “The Costume Institute.” Bulletin August/September 1971.

Mikhaila, Ninya and Jane Malcolm-Davies. The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing 16th Century Dress. Hollywood, CA: Costume and Fashion Press, 2006.

Milbank, Caroline Rennolds. New York Fashion: The Evolution of American Style. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989.

Modes en Miroir: La France et la Holland au Temps des Lumières: Musée Galliera, 28 Avril-21 Août 2005. Paris: Paris Musées, 2005.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She Walks in Splendor: Great Costumes 1550-1950. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 196?.

Nair, Mira. Vanity Fair: A Mira Nair Film: Bringing Thackeray’s Timeless Novel to the Screen. New York: Newmarket Press, 2004.

O’Flaherty, Terrence. Masterpiece Theatre: A Celebration of 25 Years of Outstanding Television. San Francisco: KQED Books, 1996.

Olian, JoAnne. 80 Godey’s Full-Color Fashion Plates, 1838-1880. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1998.

Olian, JoAnne. Everyday Fashions, 1909-1920, as Pictured in Sears Catalogs. New York: Dover, 1995.

Olian, JoAnne. Everyday Fashions of the Fifties as Pictured in Sears Catalogs. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2002.

Olian, JoAnne. Everyday Fashions of the Forties as Pictured in Sears Catalogs. New York: Dover Publications, 1992.

Olian, JoAnne. Full-Color Victorian Fashions, 1870-1893. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1999.

Olian, JoAnne. Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from “La Mode Illustrée.” Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1998.

Orsi Landini, Roberta & Bruna Niccoli.  Moda a Firenze, 1540-1580: Lo Stile di Eleonora di Toledo e la Sua Influenza.  Firenze: Pagliai Polistampa, 2005.

Parker, Alan. The Making of Evita. New York: Collins Publishers, 1996.

Payne, Blanche et al. The History of Costume. HarperCollins, 1992.

Poli, Doretta Davanzo. Il Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo: Centre Studi di Storia del Tessuto e del Costume. Milano: Electra, 1995.

Pym, John. Merchant Ivory’s English Landscape: Rooms, Views, and Anglo-Saxon Attitudes. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995.

Rawlings, Eleanor Hasbrouck. Godey Costume Plates in Color for Decoupage and Framing. New York: Dover, 1979.

Reader’s Digest. Complete Guide to Needlework. Montreal: Reader’s Digest Association, 1979.

Reader’s Digest. Complete Guide to Sewing. Montreal: Reader’s Digest Association, 1995.

Rennells, Lauren. Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Modern Techniques. Denver, CO: HRST Books, 2008.

Ribeiro, Aileen. The Art of Dress: Fashion in England and France 1750 to 1820. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe, 1715-1789. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

Ribeiro, Aileen. Fashion and Fiction: Dress in Art and Literaturein Stuart England. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2005.

Ribeiro, Aileen. The Gallery of Fashion. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Rothstein, Natalie, ed. A Lady of Fashion: Barbara Johnson’s Album of Styles and Fabrics. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1987.

Rothstein, Natalie, ed. Four Hundred Years of Fashion. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1984.

Salen, Jill. Corsets: Historic Patterns and Techniques. Hollywood: Costume & Fashion Press, 2008.

Scorsese, Martin and Jay Cocks. The Age of Innocence: A Portrait of the Film Based on the Novel by Edith Wharton. New York: Newmarket Press, 1993.

Scranton, Philip, ed. Beauty and Business: Commerce, Gender, and Culture in Modern America. New York: Routledge, 2001.

Severa, Joan L. My Likeness Taken: Daguerreian Portraits in America. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2005.

Shep, R.L. Dress & Cloak Cutter: Women’s Costume 1877-1882. Lopez Island, Wash.: R.L. Shep, 1987.

Sirop, Dominique. Paquin: Suivi du Catalogue de L’Exposition “Paquin, une Rétrospective de 60 Ans de Haute Couture”: Décembre 1989-Mars 1990. Paris: Adam Biro, 1989.

Simon, Marie. Fashion in Art: The Second Empire and Impressionism. London: Zwemmer, 1995.

Staniland, Kay. In Royal Fashion: The Clothes of Princess Charlotte of Wales & Queen Victorian, 1796-1901. London: Museum of London, 1997.

Steele, Valerie. Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum. Chicago: Chicago History Museum, 2008.

Steele, Valerie. China Chic: East Meets West. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1999.

Tasha Tudor Historic Costume Exhibition & Auction: November 10th & 11th, 2007.  Philadelphia: Whitaker-Augusta Auction Company, 2007.

Thieme, Otto Charles. Simply Stunning: 200 Years of Fashion from the Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinatti, OH: The Museum, 1998.

Thompson, Emma. The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay & Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen’s Novel to Film. New York: Newmarket, 1995.

Tillyard, Stella. Aristocrats: The Illustrated Companion. London: Seven Dials, 1999.

Tobin, Shelley. Marriage à la Mode: Three Centuries of Wedding Dress. London: National Trust, 2003.

Turudich, Daniela. 1940s Hairstyles. Long Beach, Calif.: Streamline Press, 2001.

Victoria & Albert Museum. Nineteenth Century Costume. London: Ministry of Education, 1947.

The Vogue Sewing Book. New York: Vogue Patterns, 1973.

Waugh, Norah. Corsets and Crinolines. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1954.

Waugh, Norah. The Cut of Women’s Clothes 1600-1930. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1968.

Weber, Caroline. Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution. New York: H. Holt, 2006.

Winter, Janet and Carolyn Savoy. Elizabethan Costuming for the Years 1550-1580. Oakland, Calif.: Other Times Publications, 1987.

Winter, Janet and Carolyn Savoy. Victorian Costuming Vol. I 1840-1865. Oakland, Calif.: Other Times Publications, 1980.

X, a Decade of Collecting, 1965-1975, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, April 8-June 29, 1975. Los Angeles: The Museum, 1975.

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  • Reply Susan Griner December 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I just found your site. It is an absolute treasure trove! Thank you for posting all of this and sharing your work and research.

  • Reply Sarah April 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    You should also add…

    The Dictionary of Costume

    by Ruth Turner Wilcox

    It is out of print, but there are so many images and so many references!


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