Monday, August 10, 2015

Fashion Book: Fashion, the Century of the Designer

Fashion Book: "Fashion, the Century of the Designer"

In the first few years of the 2000's, there were many publications that reviewed 20th century fashion.  This is one of those books, however it is well written and illustrated, being more than a pretty coffee table book.

Every fashion library needs an encyclopedia of sorts.  This is a huge volume that spans the 20th century and includes nearly every important trend and designer. Arranged by decades, this book can give an overview of a specific era, or it can be used to look up specific information. Probably every designer of importance in included here, located within the decade chapter where their contributions mattered most. Additionally, there are features that include British, Italian and American fashion.

Having this book on the shelf will ensure that you can find information on 20th century fashion in a concise but well defined way, providing a start for any type of research or general knowledge.  If I have any problem with "Fashion, the Century of the Designer" it might be that it is very heavy and awkward, being larger than most textbooks on the subject.  I guess that's the price you pay to include lots of color photos.

Title: Fashion: the century of the designer, 1900 - 1999
Author: Charlotte Seeling

Hardcover: 656 pages
Publisher: Konemann (2000)
Book size: 11.7 x 10.2 x 1.9 inches

This book may be found in my shop


Lisa said...

This looks really interesting! What a great find.

Thanks for coming by my blog today!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Thoroughly engaging review. I have been eyeing this book for years, as I really like the scope and variety of topics and eras that it covers, as well as that it weaves international fashions into the fold. This title has long been popular with historical fashion fans, so I'd be willing to bet that it won't sit around for long in your lovely Etsy shop.

♥ Jessica

Jen O said...

It's a great piece of bedrock for any fashion library, something to refer to often.

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