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FuturLiberty: Liberty Fabrics and the Avant-Garde

A must for libraries with strong textile, fashion, and design collections, this gorgeously printed catalogue reveals layers of history, art, and technology behind the production of Liberty’s renowned fabrics.

Dressing Up: The Women Who Influenced French Fashion

Revising the traditional view of fashion history as a parade of (mostly male) genius designers, Block highlights the stylish customers, along with enterprising female dressmakers and businesswomen, whose tastes shaped the look of the Gilded Age.

Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style

Album covers, advertising images, and portrait photographs of iconic Black cultural figures illustrate variations on cool Black Ivy style in this photo-filled homage.

Fashion Forward: 28 Titles To Build Stylish Collections


Fashion Criticism: An Anthology

Reprints of lesser-known essays (Campbell’s “What Happened to the Afro?”), plus essays that use a variety of approaches, from glamorous description (Long’s “Feminine Fashions”), to social theory (Sontag’s “Looking with Avedon”), make this a solid primer on cultural criticism and fashion journalism.


A breezy treat for fans wanting more about the woman behind the whimsical clothes. [See Prepub Alert, 9/30/2019.]

Fashion Climbing

This madcap insider account of the mid-20th-century fashion world is a gift for fans of Cunningham's photography.

Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip

Books on 1960s dress abound in more and less scholarly titles. This accessible work stands out by contextualizing fashion alongside major social change—the Youthquake, birth control, the civil rights movement, and Vietnam War protests.

Impressionism: The Art of Landscape

A quirky volume best suited to academic and museum libraries with deep collections on 19th-century Europe.

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