A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 259 pages
Effective preparation of garments for display is essential for exhibitions of contemporary and historical costume. The 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 Guide to Practical Costume Mounting is an invaluable resource for conservators, historians and all those working with clothing in museums, private collections and throughout the fashion and theatre industries.
Trained as a historical costume maker, author Lara Flecker is the textile display specialist at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. She has worked extensively with the museum's world-class costume collection, preparing garments for display.

* The only such publication detailing how to mount costumes
* Offers comprehensive and practical advice using clear colour images
* The author has considerable experience in mounting costume of all periods of history from an outstanding national museum collection.

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