A Handbook of Costume Drawing: A Guide to Drawing the Period Figure for Costume Design Students, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Handbook of Costume Drawing

A Guide to Drawing the Period Figure for Costume Design Students, 2nd Edition

By Georgia O'Daniel. Baker


186 pages

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Perfect for students of costume design and history, A Handbook of Costume Drawing illustrates and describes the dominant male and female costume silhouettes for major historical periods ranging from Egyptian dynasties through the 1960s. Important details, including head and footwear, hair styles, fashion accessories, shoulders, waist, hem, and neckline are provided to maximize the historical accuracy of each design and to help you fully recreate the look and feel of each period.

Table of Contents

The Basic Figure and How Clothes Fit the Body; Materials and Techniques; Learning to See Color; Rendering Fabrics; Computer Aids for Costume Rendering; Creating a Period Silhouette 3000 B.C. - 1969 A.D.; Creating a Portfolio; Bibliography; Index

About the Author

Georgia O'Daniel Baker is Professor of Theatre Arts at Towson University and Director of the Costume Design program. She is also Resident Costume Designer and Artistic Associate for the Maryland Arts Festival. As a professional designer, Ms. Baker has designed costumes off-Broadway, for regional theatres, summer stock, dance, and television. Her designs were included in the world premiere of Ionesco's Journeys from the Dead and the American premiere of Ionesco's Man with Bags.Helen Redel Pullen is an Assistant Professor of Art at Towson University and a freelance designer and illustrator. Her figure illustrations have appeared in publications such as Glamour, Mademoiselle, and The New Yorker.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General