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Costume Designer's Handbook

A Complete Guide for Amateur and Professional Costume Designers

Newly revised and updated, The Costume Designer's Handbook is now more comprehensive than ever and is the backbone of any costume designer's library since its original publication in 1983. Features of this new edition include:

  • a foreword by Arvin Brown, Artistic Director of the Long Wharf Theatre
  • guidance on how to read and analyze a play
  • plans for establishing a costume plot
  • insights into working with directors and other designers
  • resources for doing historical research
  • a discussion of the properties of color
  • sketching, drawing, and drafting techniques
  • an 8-page color insert
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Newly revised and updated, The Costume Designer's Handbook is now more comprehensive than ever and is the backbone of any costume designer's library since its original publication in 1983. Features of this new edition include:

  • a foreword by Arvin Brown, Artistic Director of the Long Wharf Theatre
  • guidance on how to read and analyze a play
  • plans for establishing a costume plot
  • insights into working with directors and other designers
  • resources for doing historical research
  • a discussion of the properties of color
  • sketching, drawing, and drafting techniques
  • an 8-page color insert
  • 150 black-and-white photos, drawings, and charts
  • a complete, up-to-date reference section