In The Art and Practice of Costume Design, a panel of seven designers offer a new multi-sided look at the current state and practice of theatrical costume design. Beginning with an exploration of the role of a Costume Designer, the subsequent chapters analyse and explore the psychology of dress, the principles and elements of design, how to create costume renderings, and collaboration within the production. The book also takes a look at the costume shop and the role of the designer within it, and costume design careers within theatrical and fashion industries.
Introduction: What is Costume Design?
Chapter 1: The Magic of Costume Design by Melissa L. Merz
Chapter 2: Identifying Character through Clothing by Melissa L. Merz
Chapter 3: Costume & Character: The Elements and Principles of Design in the Creation of Sculptures in Motion by Leticia M. Delgado
Chapter 4: Costume Rendering by Steven Stines
Chapter 5: Costume Collaboration by Linda Pisano
Chapter 6: In the Costume Shop by Heather Milam
Chapter 7: Costume Design Training: Creating in Other Contexts by Esther Van Eek
Chapter 8: Show Business: No One Calls it "Show Art" by Holly Poe Durbin