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Citing Images from Books

Many Fashion students use images from book materials. Here's how to cite an image in a book: First, find the image acknowledgements or credits in the Acknowledgements section of the book (usually at the front or back of the book or at the end of a chapter). Then use this template below to create your MLA citation.

Artist's name. Name of Art Work. Year of Art Work, if known. Where the item "lives" today. Title of Book. Edition statement, if any. By Author's name/s. Place of Publication: Publisher Name. Page number. Medium. (Print for books. Electronic for E-books).

Example:

Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. Museo del Prado, Madrid. Gardener's Art Through the Ages. 10th ed. By Richard G. Tansey and Fred S. Kleiner. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace. 939. Print.

TIP: If the artist is unknown or not stated (like from a really old tapestry or mosaic), just skip the artist name and lead off with the title of the piece.
Here's an explanation of this citation from the Purdue OWL website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/09/

Citing Electronic Images

Here's an example citation for an electronic image in a library database or from a website:

Artist's name. Name of Art Work. Year of Art Work, if known. Where the item "lives" today or who owns the image. Title of Website. Medium. Date of access.

Example:

Muir, Jean. Fashion Photograph of a Silk Jersey All-in-One Jumpsuit 1969. Ernestine Carter Archive, Fashion Museum Bath and North East Somerset Council. Berg Fashion Library. Web. 5 February 2016.

Here's an explanation of this citation from the Purdue OWL website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/

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