Evolution of Fashion
Research Sources & Tips
B. Books, Journal and Magazine Articles
Use Library Catalogs to find books
Use Databases to find Magazine, Newspaper and Journal Articles
About the Fashion Literature
Fashion Resources: Clothing & Costume History
(Kent State University's fashion library)
Texas Fashion Collection
Currently, over 500 items are available for browsing by decade, country of origin, and other themes.
ARTstor (images from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates from all over the world. )
Los Angeles Public Library: Fashion Plates (The collection includes over 6,200 hand-colored, finely detailed fashion illustrations produced between 1780 and 1880 for British and American fashion magazines.)
Culture and History Museums
Image Quest (two million rights-cleared images from some 40 image collections
The American Association of Museums
This is the largest and most important museum organization in the world.
Note: You might need to identify artists creating art during a certain time period and search for their art works when other types of visual materials are not available.
Selected Painters for Costume Design Research. (Source: Rosemary Ingham and Liz Covey, The Costume Designer's Handbook (Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, c1992), 61-62.
Art Museums, Art Images and More
Art Project (museums from around the world by Google)
Books with color plates, photographs, etc. are often the official records of the objects. For example:
The Fashion Book. Oversize: TT503 .F37 1998
Ref. GT720 .C37 1994
Spanning 150 years, the whole industry is represented -- from pioneering designers to influential photographers and the people they photographed. It is an A -- Z guide to 500 clothes and accessory designers, photographers, models and those iconic individuals who instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement.
Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing which shows a quintessential aspect of their work or style. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information about the creator. (Publisher)
Use keywords such as pictorial, exhibitions, photography, plates, drawings, etc. to search for books with images in the Tufts Library Catalog:
Advanced Keyword Search for books with images
1. "or" and ( ) to nest related/varied expressions;
2. photo* search photo, photographs, photography, etc.
3. limit search results to books.