Discussion in 'PUBLIC Information Center - Welcome to the Forums' started by crinolinegirl, Aug 21, 2009.
You certainly don't mess about!
Great deals on all of them too, congratulations!
I've just given a long list of these books to my family. They're always looking for ideas for Christmas gifts and it will make a refreshing change to give them an answer this year! Hopefully I'll have lots of reading to so since it's my birthday on the 3rd January too! :santa3: :christmastree:
What a great idea Louise! My list keeps getting longer and longer.
Melody's book has finally arrived so I can check that one off!!
I've got Melody's book too. I love it!
A couple more:
-Denim: From Cowboys to Catwalks: A Visual History of the World's Most Legendary Fabric
by Graham Marsh (Author), Paul Trynka (Author), June Marsh (Editor)
- Vintage T-shirts
by Lisa Kidner (Author)
A fantastic list，thank you so much for your share.
This is great & so are the updates!
wandering off to find/buy a humongous book case...
WOW! What a plethora of information. Fantastic.
This list is utterly amazing.
Thank you so much!
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good list,we may get more knowledge from it
I hope it doesn't sound immodest, but I'd like to add my book -
"Love Vintage: a passion for collecting fashion" by Nicole Jenkins with photographs by Tira Lewis.
It covers ladies fashions from the 1920s to the 1970s, major designers, how to find, identify and care for your collection.
Thank you so much for sharing your list. I love fashion research books!
Thanks so much!
*peeks around corner* Below is an excerpt from one of my posts in another thread; I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post it here myself, or if it has to go through somebody Official, but here goes:
---Thank you, Lei, for directing me to the book list. What a wealth of information is out there... how kind of you to compile so much of it in one handy place!
I stumbled across a resource that I don't think has been mentioned yet in the thread:
Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties, by JoAnne Olian
Look for the link below the description to view sample pages--8 of them, including several pages of text and a few pages of gorgeous full-color images of ladies' coats, children's coats, and lingerie.---
*runs and hides*
Love your great book list, and thanks so much for including Vintage Hats & Bonnets 1770-1970! Thought you might like to know that even though the 1st edition is out of print, the 2nd edition (2009) is available - with much more emphasis on the hats of the 30s-60s (which are much easier to find today). Also included are many styles from all eras that needed to be represented but that weren't available to me when the 1st edition was published.
Also, Flapper Fashionistas might like the two volume set on this exciting era: Roaring 20s Fashions: Jazz (covering thge 1st half of the decade) and Roaring 20s Fashion Deco (which covers the second). Together, at about 500 pages, they're a year by year picture of the era's fashion changes, including evening and day wear, sportswear - all professionally photographed and illustrated with period fashion plates and plenty of vintage photos. Each book also has a large section on men's and children's styles.
Many readers might also like the classic books of historian R. (Ruth) Turner Wilcox (which MMA also recommended), including my fav, The Mode in Hats & Headdresses; The Mode in Footwear and The Mode in Costume. All of her books go back just about to the dawn of time, and are chuck full of fascinating fashion facts in addition to her own illustrations. The Mode in Costume has been reprinted in paperback; the others I think will have to be hunted for.
Again, many thanks! Sue
:saint: thanks for sharing
Books....Are there any good suggestions for 60's & 70's fashion ref.? Glam as well as the bohemian movement? There are so many books out there, it's enough to make one bonkers
Thank you all. I have a lot less money now...but I have more books coming!! I bought my books from Amazon and I got in a bit of trouble when I kept seeing those who bought this also bought this...so I kept buying and buying.. Oh well, I am super excited.
This is really very nice information about the vintage collections and all.I really like this website.
Going to the library tomorow. Thanks, love the list.
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