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Research Starter - THEA 280: Costume Design
The class will be learning about how to do visual research for costumes.
Character Costume Figure Drawing by Tan HuaixiangCharacter Costume Figure Drawing will develop your drawing skills to improve your renderings. Not only is this book gorgeous and inspirational, but these comprehensive visual images carefully illustrate--step-by-step--how to successfully render dynamic characters with personality and life. This book presents drawing instruction with detailed breakdowns of various types of characters. Maternal? Elderly? Sassy? Sexy? It all starts with body proportion, bone structure, body masses, facial expressions, and the hands and feet. Hats, props, fabrics, and choice of medium are all thoroughly covered to ensure the ability to develop convincing lifelike characters.
Costume in Detail, 1730-1930 by Nancy BradfieldThis book will be of interest to anyone professionally or educationally involved in costume history as it includes many detailed drawings and studies of dresses and accessories based on research from private collections.
Call Number: GT580 .B67 1997
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
Costumes for the Stage by Sheila JacksonFor anyone producing costumes on a small budget, whether for schools, colleges or amateur, semi-professional or professional groups, this basic introduction offers practical advice for every kind of play, together with drawings, diagrams and patterns from which to work. It includes sections on Greek plays, medieval miracles and mysteries, Shakespeare, 17th-century, 18th-century, Victorian and Edwardian costume. each section covers the details of men's and women's clothes and accessories, as well as methods for adapting and simplifying the style of the period.
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
A Handbook of Costume Drawing by Georgia O. Baker; Helen R. PullenPerfect for students of costume design and history, A Handbook of Costume Drawing illustrates and describes the dominant male and female costume silhouettes for major historical periods ranging from Egyptian dynasties through the 1960s. Important details, including head and footwear, hair styles, fashion accessories, shoulders, waist, hem, and neckline are provided to maximize the historical accuracy of each design and to help you fully recreate the look and feel of each period. Teaches how to draw a well-proportioned human body. Discusses the differences in fit between historical and contemporary clothing. Explains how to develop a stunning portfolio.