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THEA 1700: Introduction to Theatrical Design I: Costume & Decor Images & Identification

Research resources for the creation of set designs for a play.

Historic Costume E-Books

Search these highly illustrated e-books for historic costume.
If accessing off campus, you will be asked for an EUID and EUD password before the book will open.

Selected Paper Books

Theatre Costume and Decor Images and Identification

Search these databases to find images of historical decor and costume, search these databases.
*If accessing off campus, you will be asked for your EUID and EUID password.

Keyword Search Examples:

Place: Aran Islands, Ireland AND Nineteenth Century
Architecture and Decor: Aran Islands AND house (or home or architecture or domestic architecture), Ireland AND peasant AND house, Ireland AND Nineteenth Century AND Furniture, Irish AND peasant AND furniture
Costumes and Clothing: Aran Islands AND costume (or clothing) AND Nineteenth Century, Ireland AND peasant AND costume (or clothing) AND Nineteenth Century, Embroidery AND Aran Islands,
People: Synge, John (last name, first name), Irish peasants,

Books for Images and the Identification of Decor and Costume

The reference books listed below are full of images of costume and décor images by time period. 

This books are located on the 3rd Floor of Willis Library (unless otherwise indicated).

Survey of Historic Costume 
GT580 .T67 1998


20,000 Years of Fashion (Boucher)
GT510 .B6713 1967a


The Guide to Historic Costume
GT507 .B33 1955


Encyclopedia of World Costume (Yarwood)
GT507 .Y37


The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Costume and Fashion: from 1066 to the Present
GT730 .C37 1994


Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
GT507 .E53 2005


The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Costume and Fashion 1550-1920
GT585 .C37 1986 


Encyclopaedia of Fashion
GT507 .O53 1986


Esquire's Encyclopedia of 20th Century Men's Fashions
TT617 .S36


Evolution of Fashion
GT510 .H5 1987


The Face of the Century: 100 Years of Makeup and Style
GT2340 .D43 1995


Fashion: From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day
391 C767f


Fashion in Costume, 1200-2000
GT511 .N85 2000


Fashions in Hair (Corson)
GT2290 .C6 1970


Fashions in Makeup (Corson)
GT2340 .C67


Men's Fashion: The Complete Source Book
GT1710 .P43 1996


20th Century Fashion
GT596 .P433 1993


Contemporary Fashion
TT505.A1 C66 2002


Visual History of Costume
GT733 .V57 1989


More Costumes for the Stage
GT1741. J323 1993


American Costume, 1915-1970: A Source Book for the Stage Costume
PN2067.03 1982


Costume on the Stage, 1640-1940
GT1741.D4 1982


Architecture and Ornament: A Visual Guide
NA31 .W44 1990


Elements of style: Encyclopedia of Interior Architectural Details, 1485 to Present
NA2850 .E44 1991


History of interior design & furniture: from ancient Egypt to 19th century Europe
NK1710 .B57 1997


World furniture; an illustrated history
NK2270 .H3


Furniture: world styles from classical to contemporary
NK2235 .M54 2005

Costume and Decor Indenification and Images: Online

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