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Hats and Hairstyles
For additional patterns and images of period headwear see the magazines Delineator and Harper's Bazaar.
Basic Millinery for the Stage by
Call Number: Main Library, PN2067 .D53 2002
Whether a beret or brimmed, straw, felt, or cloth, a pillbox or cone-hats can define a time and place, be it on the street or on stage. In this practical workbook, Tim Dial takes readers through the process of design and construction of hats, using specific exercises to create basic kinds of headwear that can easily be adapted to different historic periods. The plentiful high-quality photos that guide readers through each project.
Encyclopedia of Hair by
Call Number: Main Library Reference, TT957 .S46 2006
Examines the ways hair has indicated class, gender, ethnicity, conformity/non-comfority, authority, and power throughout history. Also covers broad topics such as hair arrangement/styling; care and cleansing; business and commercial aspects of the hair care industry; laws and legal matters; trends and trendsetters; and health and science including the search for a cure to baldness; and diseases and disorders related to hair.
Hats: status, style, and glamour by
Call Number: Art Library, GT2110.M44 1992
Looks at the history of hats, describes different types of hats, including crowns, hoods, bowlers, military hats, veils, and modern hats, and discusses hat etiquette and fashion.
Textures synthesizes research in history, fashion, art, and visual culture to reassess perceptions and assumptions about Black hair. Exploring topics such as the preferential treatment of straight hair, the social hierarchies of skin, and the power and politics of display, Black hair is explored by artists, barbers, and activists in both its historical perceptions and its ramifications for self and society today.
Combs, products, and implements from the collection of hair pioneer Willie Morrow are paired with masterworks from artists like Sonya Clark, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, and Alison Saar.
Call Number: Terrell Main Library, GT2290 .L68 2016
Hair is an indicator of economic and social standing, political orientation, religious affiliation, marital status, and cultural leanings, among other things. Scott Lowe untangles hair's myriad meanings, from Hittites to hippies and Pentecostals to porn stars, hair combs through a ubiquitous personal yet public object, a charged and carefully managed dead thing.
Corsets and Crinolines by
Call Number: Art Library GT2075. W3 1970
Publication Date: 1970
Covers the end of the sixteenth century up through 1925.
Shaping Femininity by
Call Number: Art Library, TT677 .B46 2022
Publication Date: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2022
In sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, the female silhouette underwent a dramatic change. A very structured form – created using garments called bodies and farthingales – existed in various extremes in Western Europe and beyond in the form of stays, corsets, hoop petticoats and crinolines, right up until the twentieth century. Shaping Femininity explores the relationship between material culture and femininity by examining the lives of a wide range of women, from queens to courtiers, farmer's wives and servants, uncovering their lost voices and experiences. It argues these objects of material culture began to shape and define changing notions of the feminine bodily ideal, social status, sexuality and modesty in the early modern period, influencing enduring Western notions of femininity. This exhibition is the first large-scale exploration of the materiality, production, consumption and meanings of women's foundation garments.
Underwear: Fashion in Detail by
Call Number: Art Library, GT2073 .L97 2014
Publication Date: London V&A Publishing, 2014
Illustrated with items from the Victoria & Albert Museum, this title "traces the evolution of underwear, from rare examples dating from the sixteenth century and the exaggerated shapes of eighteenth-century courtly undergarments, to Dior's curvaceous 'New Look' girdles to contemporary lingerie by Agent Provocateur and Rigby and Peller. Meticulous colour photography shows these fascinating garments in close detail, while intricate line drawings reveal their construction." -- Publisher's description
Underwear: The Fashion History by
Call Number: Art Library, GT2073.C37 1992
Publication Date: New York : Drama Book Publishers, 1992
Covering women's undergarments (and to a lesser extent children's and men's) from 1840 to 1990, the text is divided into three 50-year periods. Clothing is explained from the "outside in"---that is, the fashionable silhouette, and what layers were needed beneath to sustain it. This is followed by an analysis of the clothes, fabrics, design and decoration and developments in the industry.
The Art of the Shoe by
Traces the history of shoes emphasizing how they have symbolized everything from the strength of a Roman legion, to the power of Medieval lords or the beauty of Chinese women.
Feet and Footwear by
Call Number: Main Library, GT2130 .D45 2009
This cultural encyclopedia covers all aspects of the human foot: worldwide contemporary culture; socio-historical traditions, customs and beliefs; health and medical issues; and popular culture surrounding feet and footwear throughout the ages.
The Shoe Show: British Shoes Since 1790 by
Call Number: Art Library GT2130 .S46
Publication Date: 1979
Shoes from 1970 to 1925. See especially the "Pictorial History" on pages 31-96.
Shoes: The Complete Sourcebook by
Call Number: Art Library NK1590 .S56 P43 2005
A comprehensive history and sourcebook of shoes, charting the development of every kind and style of footwear for both men and women from earliest times to the present day.