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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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100 Contemporary Fashion Designers - Terry Jones (Editor)
Call Number: TT505 .A1 A147 2009
ISBN: 9783836516860
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
This two-volume compilation brings together highlights from the renowned "Fashion Now!" books and offers a comprehensive study of fashion design around the world at the beginning of the 21st century.

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Fashion, costume, and culture : clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear through the ages - Pendergast, Sara
Call Number: GT511 .P46 2004
ISBN: 0787654175
Information about many specific articles of clothing throughout many different eras. Each brief article also contains a bibliography for further research.

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The Dictionary of fashion history - Cumming, Valerie
Call Number: GT507 .C86 2010
ISBN: 9781847885340
"Based on A dictionary of English costume 900-1900 by C.W. and P.E. Cunnington and Charles Beard, now completely revised, updated and supplemented to the present day by Valerie Cumming."

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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