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Fashion: Print Books & Reference Materials

This research guide is a starting point for finding materials related to Fashion. Feel free to contact the Librarian for help or to suggest materials for purchase.


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New Titles

Fashion Drawing
Fashion Stylist's Handbook
Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability
Fashion: A Very Short Introduction
Laser Cutting for Fashion and Textiles
Visual Merchandising for Fashion
Fashion Evolution
Developing a Fashion Collection

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Use our catalog to find books, videos, and other resources in our collections.

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Call Number Ranges

Use these call number ranges to browse the General Collection and the Reference Collection.

TT490 - TT695 Fashion Design & Fashion Technology
GT509 - GT615/TT504 - TT518 Fashion History
HD9940 Fashion Merchandising
NK8880 - NK9505/TS1300 - TS1865 Textiles
TT509 Fashion Drawing

There are several encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries to use for a quick lookup. Reference materials are not typically something you sit down and read cover to cover, though you could if you really wanted to. A small selection is shown below. 

Reference Books

A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries
The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book
World Clothing and Fashion
The Complete Costume Dictionary
The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Fashion
The Encyclopedia of National Dress


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