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Practical Guide to Costume Mounting

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ISBN-10: 0415657911

ISBN-13: 9780415657914

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lara Flecker

List price: $60.00
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The effective preparation of garments for display is essential for exhibitions of contemporary and historical dress. Costumes not only need to be visually appealing but also fully supported and historically accurate. This book provides a comprehensive guide to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the present day. It includes methods for adapting and shaping figures to create historical silhouettes, constructing underpinnings and making replicas and toiles using inexpensive and simple techniques. A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting is an invaluable resource for conservators, historians and all those working with clothing in museums, private collections and throughout the…    
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Handling, dressing and conservation issues
Taking patterns and making toiles
Selecting and modifying mannequins and dress stands
Padding up the torso
Designing and making underpinnings
Trouble shooting
Alternative methods for mounting costumes
Appendix - Basic sewing techniques
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