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New Fashion Books

2013-14


New Books 2013 – 14 Figure Drawing for Fashion Design - new edition:

Fashion drawings are the primary means of visualising ideas and concepts in costume and fashion design. To give an accurate impression of what is in a designers mind it is vital to master the rules of figure drawing as well as grasp stylisation and exaggeration techniques that let you add individuality and style. This new edition of FIGURE DRAWING FOR FASHION DESIGN fully revised, updated and greatly expanded offers a concise, topic by topic guide to acquiring and perfecting these skills, concentrating on the female form. The coverage provided means that this book is ideal both for those who want to apply themselves professionally to fashion design, and for all enthusiasts of drawing the human body. 352 pages, more than 1.500 illustrations, 4 chapters: 1) Drawing the female figure a very comprehensive course in drawing all parts of the female body, 2) The figure in fashion teaches you how to draw specifically for fashion design and presentation, 3) Fashion design provides and introduction into what is required to design and draw new collections and 4) Garment drawing and design what you need to know to make accurate technical drawings of whole garments, details, trimmings, etc.

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The Language of Things:

In The Language of Things Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, decodes the things around us: their hidden meanings, our relationship with them, how they shape our lives and why we desire them. Design is everywhere. It seduces, pleases and inspires us. It makes us part with our money. It defines who we think we are. An iPhone, an anglepoise lamp, a Picasso, a banknote, an Armani suit, a William Morris textile, a Lucky Strike packet, a spacecraft - every object tells a story. And understanding their stories offers us a whole new way of seeing the world. 'Articulate and wonderfully knowledgeable ... for anyone who takes an interest in the world around us' Time Out 'A nightmare vision of a world drowning in objects ... witty, well observed and wide-ranging' Guardian

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Basics Fashion Management: Fashion Promotion 02: Fashion Promotion :


Provides visual arts students with a theoretical and practical exploration of each of the fundamental topics within the discipline of Fashion Management. The book addresses the new ways in which brands engage with customers, through the latest digital channels as well as traditional methods. AVA’s Basics Fashion Management titles are designed to provide visual arts students with a theoretical and practical exploration of each of the fundamental topics within the discipline of Fashion Management. Packed with examples from students and professionals and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, they offer an essential exploration of the subject. The second book in AVA's Basics Fashion Management series, Fashion Promotion: Building a brand through marketing and communication, examines what's required for a 21st century fashion brand to make its mark and stay visible in a shifting consumer landscape. The book addresses the new ways in which brands engage with customers, through the latest digital channels as well as traditional methods. Topics covered include: • Developing a brand from an original idea; • The impact of blogging and street style sites; • Digital fashion; • Online and offline marketing techniques;• Creating the vision behind a brand; • Public relations.

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Pattern Cutting: The Architecture of Fashion

This book does not intend to rewrite previous pattern cutting books which have successfully documented traditional methods of flat pattern cutting and draping. Pattern Cutting aims to select a variety of pattern cutting scenarios experienced in studio fashion teaching and learning, and communicate techniques and processes with clear visual instruction, fashion imagery and text. It aims to underpin this practical subject within a historical and theoretical context. Most of all, this book aims to inspire and combine pattern, design and aesthetics, and for readers to gain confidence to explore a subject that can be considered difficult and too methodical to be interesting.

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Stylists: New Fashion Visionaries

Stylists are some of the most influential people working within the fashion industry, responsible for the final shape of many exciting works in popular culture. Still unsung heroes, they are now becoming increasingly well known in their own right, alongside the photographers, art directors and magazine editors of the industry. The book will cover styling for commercial ad campaigns, for fashion editorial as well as inside the business of retail itself, looking at the hugely successful brands and designers for whom the super stylists consult. The book will showcase not only the work of the most talented stylists working globally but also the crucial partnerships and collaborations that have spawned much of the current creative landscape as we know it. Featuring stunning imagery and entertaining interviews with some of the biggest names in the field, Stylists: New Creative Visionaries is an essential book for any aspiring stylist or fashion student.

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Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook

A full record of men's and women's fashion accessories throughout the 20th century, consisting of colour illustrations and detailed descriptions. A chart is included to show how accessories have evolved since 1900, and there are biographies of the most influential designers. Find this book on the Library Catalogue by clicking Here.


Draping for Apparel Design

The third edition of Draping for Apparel Design combines Joseph-Armstrong's classic step-by-step instructions with a user-friendly layout. To show how to turn two-dimensional drawings into threedimensional garments, the author presents the following three draping principles and techniques: manipulating dart excess, adding fullness, and contour draping. New and updated design projects illustrate how to prepare a draping plan. Design analyses identify the creative elements of each design and help determine draping techniques required to develop patterns. This text emphasizes the importance of draping foundation garments for building more complex designs. Designers will gain essential skills to creatively apply draping techniques to their own designs.

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Fashion & Textiles: The Essential Careers Guide

A must for any fashion student, this book provides an in-depth review of the wide-ranging career options available in the fashion and textile industry, profiling over fifty careers that span the creative, technical, retail and media fields. Clearly defined job profiles are accompanied by interviews with people employed in the industry. Breaking into the fashion industry can be very difficult for newly qualified graduates and young designers due to the high number of students graduating each year and the competitive nature of the business. The book offers practical advice on all aspects of the job-hunting process with guidance on how to succeed. There are suggestions for organising a job search, with template charts and tables provided to help, and advice on how to secure work placements/internships and develop strong networking skills. A directory of international professional trade associations provides an excellent resource for establishing new contacts, general networking, and also offers information on conferences and trade events, and employment opportunities.

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Letterwork: Creative Letterforms in Graphic Design

An inspirational guide to the creation and adaptation of letter forms, this book draws on examples from packaging, posters, television sequences and book design from around the world. The author himself a highly successful lettering artist and graphic designer - demonstrates the principles of letter forms, the use of basic tools, and the many varied techniques and media that allow professionals to create unique lettering effects: including airbrush, collage, cutting, tearing, stamping, faxing, photocopying and computer manipulation. Building upon the current growth of interest in typographic excellence, this book will heighten any reader's awareness of lettering as a milestone of graphic design success.

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The Art of Fashion Draping, Fourth Edition

An invaluable teaching tool for fashion design, apparel, and patternmaking students and professionals, this user-friendly bestseller teaches the different methods of - and principles involved in - draping fabric on a dress form. The Art of Fashion Draping, 4th Edition is organized from basic to advanced topics and includes a wide variety of styles. A wealth of two-color, how-to illustrations (updated for the fourth edition to reflect current fashion) visually spell out every step of the draping and pinning process.

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British Army Uniforms from 1751-1783: Including the Seven Year's War and the American War of Independence

Based on contemporary records and paintings, this book identifies each cavalry and infantry regiment and illustrates changes in uniforms, their facing colours and the nature and shape of lace worn by officers, NCOs and private soldiers from 1751 to 1783. Regiments that served in the American War of Independence are noted and the book includes more than 200 full-colour plates of uniforms and distinctions. Divided into four sections, it not only details the cavalry and infantry uniforms of the period but also the tartans of the Highland regiments, some of which were shortlived, and the distinction of the Guards' regiments.

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British Napoleonic Uniforms: The First Complete Illustrated Guide to Uniforms, Facings and Lace: A Complete Illustrated Guide to Uniforms and Braids

In British Napoleonic Uniforms, Carl Franklin's lavishly illustrated third volume for The History Press, these changes to the uniforms of all the numbered regiments of cavalry and infantry are discussed in detail. It is illustrated with more than two hundred full-colour plates of the uniforms and every aspect of their regimental distinctions. The book is divided into four parts. Part One considers the uniforms of the Heavy and Light cavalry regiments. It includes full-page colour illustrations of the Household Cavalry, the Heavy Cavalry (Dragoon Guards and Dragoons) and Light Cavalry (the Light Dragoons and Hussars). Part Two looks at the commonalities of the cavalry and considers uniforms appropriate to each regiment, such as headwear, the evolution of the uniforms and horse furniture. Part Three discusses the uniforms and distinctions of the infantry, including the regiments of Foot Guards and Infantry of the Line (Fusiliers, Light Infantry, Riflemen and Highland Regiments). Part Four shows the commonalties of the infantry and considers the uniform appropriate to each regiment, such as those of the Drummers and Highland Regiments, as well as their tartans.

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Ways of Seeing


Based on the BBC television series, John Berger's Ways of Seeing is a unique look at the way we view art, published as part of the Penguin on Design series in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.' 'But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.' John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the Sunday Times critic commented: 'This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings . . . he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures.' By now he has.

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