Janet Arnold was a historian of fashion, which combined her two greatest passions: the theatre and clothes. Her early books were conceived as aids for the fashion and theatre students she taught, but as her unique range and depth of knowledge became apparent, more and more museums and other institutions sought her advice and, today, her books are essential tools for the study of dress and have been used throughout the world.
It was in perfect condition and arrived promptly. I knew what I wanted and it was quick and easy to obtain. The book is a wonderful reference for historical costuming.Published 14 months ago by Victoria Klippenstein
...you find something on amazon.com that you wished you could have purchased nearly a decade ago, if only you had know of its existance? I bought this book for my sister-in-law. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003 by Erin Ptacek
Janet Arnolds book was something I used to use to make historical reproductions until I had the chance to see a garmet she had chosen to pattern in a museum. Read morePublished on May 1 2001
This book is essential to any good theatre costume shop, but it is not for someone looking to create a halloween costume. Read morePublished on April 18 2000
This book is an indispensible resource of period cut and construction techniques. The highly informative text and detailed illustrations are wonderful tools for creating authentic... Read morePublished on March 29 2000 by Jennascarlett
Janet Arnold explores the cut and construction of clothes from 1560-1620 like no other. If you have questions regarding period seam placement, pattern design, period fabrics, and... Read morePublished on Dec 29 1999 by Charles Burke