Archive | January, 2017

Valerie Steele discusses Fashion Photography Archive and the early years of contemporary fashion

19 Jan

Dr. Valerie Steele is Chief Curator and Editor-in-Chief of the Fashion Photography Archive. She is an internationally renowned scholar and Director and Chief Curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Watch her introduce the Fashion Photography Archive and discuss the significance of the era covering the 1970s through 2000 along with the unique experience Fashion Photography Archive gives users. The archive gives exclusive access to the history of key designers such as McQueen, Westwood and Chalayan.

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The video is courtesy of Fashion Photography Archive. Access photographer Niall McInerney’s work of runway backstage and street style images from the 1970s – 2000s alongside hundreds of exclusive articles by expert scholars. Fashion Photography Archive is a fully searchable and meticulously indexed digital resource that provides unique access to the fashion industry in an era prior to the rise of digital photography and includes hundreds of thousands of rare and never-before-seen images. Covering an era of explosive growth and spectacular shows, the resource takes you on a journey that allows you to see the evolution of the industry through some of its most iconic moments. It is available for libraries.

For more information, visit Fashion Photography Archive at  www.fashionphotographyarchive.com

Newly published: editions to some of our favorite texts in fashion and interior design

12 Jan

Apparel Production TP 280
Apparel Production Terms and Processes + STUDIO defines materials and terms relating to the mass production of raw materials, design and product development, garment details and component parts, fit, patternmaking, pre-production operations, assembly, production and manufacturing, labeling regulations, testing and quality control, inspection, finishing and packaging. In this revised edition, parts have been introduced to clarify the relationships between each step in the production process and chapters have been reorganized to better follow the flow of the supply chain. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction followed by terms that are listed alphabetically and grouped according to subject by use or application.

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fabric for the designed interior 280

Fabric for the Designed Interior, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for students and professionals, addressing both residential and commercial interiors. The book begins by placing fabric in a historic context, examining its connection to the growth of civilization. Later chapters take a practical approach to provide readers with the tools they need for successfully specifying fabric, dealing with environmental and safety concerns, understanding fabric and carpet-care issues, working with bids and contracts, and learning strategies for navigating showrooms and fabricating facilities. Leading designers, fabric manufacturers, and suppliers weigh in with their experiences, giving readers a clear idea of real-world expectations. This new edition is updated with expanded coverage on sustainable fabrics, more robust and clear instructions on costing, an appendix of historic and decorative architectural styles, and a revised art program featuring contemporary styles.

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fundamentals of lighting 280

Fundamentals of Lighting, 3rd Edition, takes an integrated approach to the study of lighting and design. Topics include lighting system basics, lighting and the design process, human factors, sustainability, global issues, regulations, business practices, and the LEED building certification program.

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