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The Resource The house of worth : fashion sketches, 1916-1918, (electronic resource)

The house of worth : fashion sketches, 1916-1918, (electronic resource)

Label
The house of worth : fashion sketches, 1916-1918
Title
The house of worth
Title remainder
fashion sketches, 1916-1918
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This stylish compilation features 125 watercolor and ink renderings of designs from the house of Worth, the first couturier establishment and founder of the modern fashion industry. Sent to one of their clients, a seasonal resident in Litchfield, Connecticut, the sketches include fabric swatches, design names, detailed price information, and personalized notes. The catalog includes two substantial essays that address the cultural and social significance of both the house of Worth sketches and the town of Litchfield. The first item introduces the town during the early twentieth century and the residents associated with the sketches, Julia Chester Wells and Mary Perkins Quincy. The second essay profiles the house of Worth in the 1910s, focusing on the sketches and their place within the broader history of fashion and noting social shifts and changes in fashion consumption. The final segment includes images of all 125 sketches, accompanied by twenty annotations that offer in-depth explorations of common themes such as historic design influences and ethnic inspiration. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Litchfield Historical Society, this volume is a source of interest and inspiration to individuals from fashion historians to costume designers
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
Dewey number
  • 746.9/20944
  • 746.9/20944
Index
no index present
LC call number
TT505.W6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DePauw, Karen M
  • Jenkins, Jessica D
  • House of Worth (Firm)
  • Litchfield Historical Society (Litchfield, Conn.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • House of Worth (Firm)
  • Fashion drawing
  • Fashion design
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of worth : fashion sketches, 1916-1918, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE1ODcwNzkw
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00006861
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (144 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486807287
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486807287
  • (Sirsi) b1430136
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
The house of worth : fashion sketches, 1916-1918, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE1ODcwNzkw
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00006861
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (144 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486807287
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486807287
  • (Sirsi) b1430136
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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