(Sandra Ley, FTC SIG Moderator, posting for Emily Ardizzone, Editorial Assistant for Fashion, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.)
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. is planning to create an online Fashion Photography Archive, with images dating from the 1970s up to 2000. Images from this period in fashion history – before the advent of digital photography — are difficult to locate, yet are a source of endless fascination to students, given the cyclical nature of fashion design. We would really appreciate feedback from expert Librarians such as yourselves! If this is of interest, please find more information and a link to the survey below.
The purpose of this survey is to establish how to develop this resource to ensure that it is accessible, well designed, good value for money and meets the needs of librarians, scholars and students. Your feedback will be invaluable!
*****As thanks for your participation, we would be delighted to offer you a free Bloomsbury book of your choice up to the value of £20!*****
The image to the right from the Fashion Photography Archive (FPA) is from Christian Lacroix’s Autumn/Winter 99/00 show and the photo was taken by Niall McInerney.The Resource
- An online educational resource.
- Will include c.450,000+ high-quality fashion images dating from the 1970s to 2000. We plan to launch with 150,000 images, adding new images in batches each year.
- To provide context, the FPA will be packed with additional materials such as exclusive articles, designer biographies, lesson plans and video and audio content, written by the best scholars in the field.
- Images will be indexed according to a bespoke classification system developed with the needs of students and researchers in mind. Images will be easily searchable and come with detailed, accurate information on Designer, Collection, Season, Object Type, Theme etc
- Set to launch in Spring 2014.
The Images in the FPA
- Document changes over a vibrant period in fashion history; the images from this period are rarely available on the web.
- Feature seminal moments of fashion history, from the birth of the supermodel in the 1980s, to the moment Naomi Campbell famously tumbled in her Westwood platforms on the catwalk, and graduate collections from famous designers such as Stella McCartney.
- Provide both catwalk and behind-the-scenes coverage of fashion’s most celebrated houses: Dior, Chanel, and Yves Saint Laurent, to name but a few.
- Feature photographs of fashion industry insiders and document street style to present a well-rounded and in-depth chronology of the fashion system in its entirety.
Complete the survey here:
If you have any questions feel free to contact me: Emily.Ardizzone@Bloomsbury.com
Emily Ardizzone, Editorial Assistant for Fashion, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.