The Cut of Men's Clothes
By (author) Norah Waugh
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Cut of Men's Clothes by Norah Waugh
Book DescriptionThis book traces the evolution of the style of men's dress through a sequence of diagrams accurately scaled down from patterns of actual garments, many of them rare museum specimens. The plates have been selected with the same purpose. Some are photographs of suits for which diagrams have also been given; others, reproduced from paintings and old prints, show the costume complete with its accessories. Quotations from contemporary sources--from diaries, travelers' accounts and tailors' bills--supplement Norah Waugh's text with comments on fashion and lively eyewitness descriptions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780878300259
(254mm x 178mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Theatre Arts
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Norah Waugh
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This is a vivid record, in words, illustrations and working diagrams, of a section of women's clothing design from 1600 to 1930. The author was in charge of costume at the Theatre Studio run by Michel Saint-Denis in the 1930s.
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Author Biography - Norah Waugh
Norah Waugh lectured and supervised practical work on historic costume in the Theatre Department of the Central School of Art and Design in London. In the late 1930s she was in charge of costume at the London Theatre Studio run by Michel Saint-Denis.
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