The Costume Technician's Handbook

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-30
  • Publisher: HEINEMANN (TX)

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Rosemary Ingham and Liz Covey draw upon their many years of hands-on experience in costume design and technology to provide the most complete guide to developing costumes that are personally distinctive and artistically expressive.

Author Biography

ROSEMARY INGHAM is a costume designer and writer. Her design work has been seen at regional theatres across the country for more than three decades.LIZ COVEY is a freelance costume designer whose work has been seen in Englands and Americas leading theatres. She has taught at Barnard College, Columbia University, Marymount Manhattan College, and Bennington College.

Table of Contents

Foreword, vii
Acknowledgments, ix
1 The Costume Shop 1(35)
2 Health and Safety in the Costume Shop 36(25)
3 Fabrics 61(35)
4 Pattern Development 96(70)
5 Costume Construction 166(78)
6 Fitting and Alterations 244(26)
7 Fabric Dyeing and Painting 270(18)
8 Hair and Hats 288(37)
9 Costume Accessories and Properties 325(63)
10 Managing, Supervising, or Directing the Costume Shop 388(34)
11 Computers in the Costume Shop 422(12)
Conclusion 434

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