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This is your guide to finding fashion design resources in the library and online.
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Fashion Design Reference Books

Here are some great fashion design resources available in the library reference section!

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Clothing Through American History - Kimberly C. Campbell; Jill Condra; Joan Severa; Anita Stamper
Call Number: REFERENCE: GT607 .S73 2011
ISBN: 9780313335518
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
This work offers information on fabrics, materials, and manufacturing; a discussion of daily life and dress; and, the types of clothes worn by men, women, and children of different levels of society.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion - Valerie Steele (Editor)
Call Number: REFERENCE: GT507 .B47 2010
ISBN: 9781847885920
Publication Date: 2010-11-15
This handy volume is a one-stop reference for anyone interested in fashion -- its meaning, history and theory. From avedon to codpiece, dandyism to the G-string, Japanese fashion to subcultures, trickle down to Zoot suit, The Berg Companion to Fashion provides a comprehensive overview of this most fascinating of topics and will serve as the benchmark guide to the subject for many years to come. This volume contains over 300 in-depth entries covering designers, articles of clothing, key concepts and styles.

Getting Started with Fashion Design Research

You can find books and DVDs related to fashion design by searching the library catalog.

  • Art Source
    Full text of over 600 journals covering areas of art and architecture
  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference contains the full-text of 100 reference books - including specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries. It's a great place to start if you need help understanding your topic.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Need a book or journal article we don't have? You can request it through interlibrary loan. We will borrow a book or get a copy of an article for you from another library and notify you when it arrives. You can request items by filling out an online form or directly through any FirstSearch database (Worldcat, Eric, ArticleFirst).
  • DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
    Abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards. Some of the topics relevant to fashion design that are covered here include jewelery, textiles, fashion and clothing, and retail design.

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