Contemporary Fashion, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1558625305
  • ISBN-13: 9781558625303
  • DDC: 746.920922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 743 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released October 2003
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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This edition of the critically lauded Contemporary Fashion includes coverage of more than 450 designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries in this lavishly illustrated resource include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography, including articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1558623485 | ISBN-13: 9781558623484


"The second edition of Contemporary Fashion, a revision of the late Richard Martin's 1995 edition, provides students and scholars with useful information on more than 400 fashion leaders from the 1940s to today. New entries include Stella McCartney, Vera Wang, and companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Victoria's Secret...Unique to this edition is an advisory board of industry professionals who helped choose approximately 50 new designers and companies. The number of photographs has doubled from the previous edition...Another recent title, In an Influential Fashion: An Encyclopedia of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Fashion Designers and Retailers Who Transformed Dress, focuses primarily on the U.S. and serves as a good general introduction for high-school and public libraries. Large public libraries and academic libraries serving fashion and design programs will find the more comprehensive Contemporary Fashion useful." -- Booklist (October 2002)

— Booklist

"Contemporary Fashion is virtually the who's who of modern fashion design. . . . It will appeal to fashion teachers, historians and writers." -- The Toronto Star

— Toronto Star

"A godsend in a field that has had scant attention. Essential." -- CHOICE (February 1996)

— Choice

"Comprehensive. High-quality black-and-white photographs are often full-page size, and many are quite striking. The strengths of Contemporary Fashion are its international coverage, the credentials of its contributors, and the amount of information provided." -- Booklist (12/01/95)

— Booklist

". . .the essays address the motivation behind the creation of major lines and illustrate the impact that each designer has had upon the fashion business. A worthwhile complement to Contemporary Designers, this . . . book is recommended for academic art and fashion design collections." -- Library Journal

— Library Journal

"Engagingly written articles complemented by dozens of full-page illustrations make this one of the most entertaining reference books of the year." -- Library Journal (04/15/96)

— Library Journal

"Fills a large gap in the available literature on fashion biography. The up-to-date biographies will be a welcome additional source to museum and college art libraries. Fills a gap in an area that has been overlooked in serious critical review and bibliographic information." -- RQ (Spring 1996)

— RQ