Also a good read is "Seeing Through Clothes" (Anne Hollander) Another gem is "How Fashion Invades the Stage" (maud Powell, 1908) ________________________________________ From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com <h-costume-boun...@indra.com> on behalf of Catherine Olanich Raymond <ca...@thyrsus.com> Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:07 PM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost] Costumes in "War and Peace"
It's a great book. Every historical costumer who loves movies should own a copy. On 01/06/2016 12:00 PM, Viv Watkins wrote: > There is a fascinating book - "Hollywood and History - Costume Design in > Film" which looks how costume designers present historical dress. It > was published in 1988 to accompany an exhibition mounted at the Los > Angeles County Museum of Art. Part of the foreword says "Contemporary > viewers are not aware that the costumes reflect their own standards of > style and beauty - that the cave-dwellers' costumes are cut to emphasise > the 1940's silhouette, that the antebellum dresses are made with 1930's > bias-cut fabrics. It is only with the passage of time that one can see > clearly how all-pervasive the designer's contemporary aesthetics have > been." It is one of my favourite costume books, it has given me an extra > layer of fun when I watch the wonderful old movies. > -- Catherine Olanich Raymond ca...@thyrsus.com (610) 805-9542 "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list email@example.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume