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A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting

Lara Flecker

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Routledge
15 September 2012
Care & restoration of antiques; Antiques & collectables: carpets, rugs & textiles
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 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. Her simple mounting methods are clearly explained and can be used by people with a wide range of experience, including those with few sewing skills.
By:   Lara Flecker
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   499g
ISBN:   9780415657914
ISBN 10:   0415657911
Series:   Routledge Series in Conservation and Museology
Pages:   274
Publication Date:   15 September 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 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; Bibliography; Suppliers list (UK and US); Glossary; Index

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