New Fashion Book Reviews from Library Journal

Library Journal put together a special set of fashion reviews, and you can read them online whether or not your institution subscribes:
http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2016/04/books/nonfic/arts-humanities/dressed-and-obsessed-seventeen-fashion-titles-to-beautify-your-collections/

Two reviews are by yours truly!
Lindsay

Assorted fashion book reviews

At Sandra’s request, a list of my recently-published fashion-related book reviews, in Library Journal and Art Libraries Journal.

Review of A History of the Paper Pattern Industry: The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution, by Joy Spanabel Emery. Art Libraries Journal 40:1 (2015).

Review of Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles, by Hugo Vickers. Library Journal139: November 15 (2014): 83.

Review of Vogue: The Gown, by Jo Ellison. Library Journal 139: November 1 (2014): 87.

Review of Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History, by Rhonda K. Garelick.Library Journal 139:September (2014): 110.

Review of The Language of Fashion Design: 26 Principles Every Fashion Designer Should Know, by Laura Volpintesta. Library Journal 139: April 15 (2014): 82.

Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation, “Digging into Digital Art History Data,” at the ARLIS conference! The panel, called Doing Digital Art History, was recorded and should eventually be available on the ARLIS/NA website.

Best,
Lindsay King/lindsay.king@yale.edu

 

More Library Journal fashion reviews

Hi everyone,
Here are several more fashion book reviews I’ve written for Library Journal. They are in Book Review Index Online Plus also.

Review of The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish, by Linda Przybyszewski. Library Journal 139: March 15 (2014): 118.

Review of The Killer Detail: Defining Moments in Fashion; Sartorial Icons from Cary Grant to Kate Moss, by François Armanet and Élisabeth Quin. Library Journal 139: February 15 (2014): 102.

Review of Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion, by Laurie Anne Brewer and Kate Irvin. Xpress Reviews: December 6 (2013).

Review of Punk: Chaos to Couture, by Andrew Bolton & others. Library Journal 138: August 1 (2013): 92.

Review of Sustainable Fashion Handbook, ed. Sandy Black. Library Journal 138: June 1 (2013): 105.

Additionally, I wrote a longer review of the Berg Fashion Library that was published in the fall: Art Libraries Journal 38:4 (2013): 58-60.

Best wishes!
Lindsay King / lindsay.king@yale.edu

Hi everyone,At Sandra’s request, here is a list

Hi everyone,
At Sandra’s request, here is a list of the fashion book reviews I’ve written for Library Journal. I have one more already in the pipeline, on sustainable fashion. You may be able to access these via Book Review Index Online if you don’t have a subscription to Library Journal, and some actually come up in Google because B&N and others have reprinted the reviews.

Review of Madame Gres: Sculptural Fashion, by Olivier Saillard. Library Journal 138: April (2013): 79.

Review of The Truth About Style, by Stacy London. Library Journal 137: October (2012): 76.

Review of Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet, by Tim Gunn. Library Journal 137: August (2012): 91.

Review of Beaton in Vogue, by Josephine Ross. Library Journal 137: May (2012): 77.

Review of Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style, by Jérôme Gautier. Library Journal: December (2011): 120.

Hope these are useful–
Lindsay King

ARLIS/NA FTC SIG conference session!

ARLIS/NA FTC SIG conference session!

I’m happy to announce that we have a time and date for the session “Character Through Costume: Production Research and Costume Design for Film and Television,” at this year’s ARLIS/NA conference in Pasadena. It will be Sunday, April 28, from 11:00am-12:00pm. Our two speakers are Anne Coco, Graphic Arts Librarian at the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Bobi Garland, Director of the Western Costume Research Library and Archive, and I will be moderating what promises to be a lively discussion. Mark your calendars, hope to see you there!

Lindsay King
lindsay.king@yale.edu

Just published! “Style and Substance: Fashion in Twenty-First-Century Research Libraries”

Just published! “Style and Substance: Fashion in Twenty-First-Century Research Libraries”

This Art Documentation article traces the development of a collection of fashion materials within the art and architecture library at Northwestern University, in response to both patron requests and publishing trends. My coauthor (my former department head) and I focused on materials most useful for our academic library patrons, and we make some recommendations, but specifically wanted to write about the very different, interdisciplinary constituencies we observed using the same fashion-related materials. I hope you find it helpful.

Lindsay King,
Yale University Library
lindsay.king@yale.edu

Just published! “Style and Substance: Fashion in Twenty-First-Century Research Libraries”

This Art Documentation article traces the development of a collection of fashion materials within the art and architecture library at Northwestern University, in response to both patron requests and publishing trends. My coauthor (my former department head) and I focused on materials most useful for our academic library patrons, and we make some recommendations, but specifically wanted to write about the very different, interdisciplinary constituencies we observed using the same fashion-related materials. I hope you find it helpful.

Here’s the full citation:

Style and Substance: Fashion in Twenty-First-Century Research Libraries
Lindsay M. King and Russell T. Clement
Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Spring 2012), pp. 93-107
Article DOI: 10.1086/664912

Lindsay King,
Yale University Library
lindsay.king@yale.edu

André Fashion Studios in the 1930s and early 1940s

The Fashion Institute of Technology and the New York Public Library recently launched a collaborative project uniting drawings from both of their collections: André Studios 1930-1941. They hosted an all-day event at the NYPL last week, presenting the history of the project and the collections as well as how they created the web interface and search tools.

From the “About This Project” section of the website: “This digitized collection of thousands of fashion drawings and sketches produced by André Fashion Studios between 1930 and 1941 is the result of a partnership between the Picture Collection of The New York Public Library and the Special Collections & FIT Archives of the Fashion Institute of Technology Library. The partners aimed to virtually unite a collection of spectacular quality and historical significance that is physically divided among the two institutions and, as an equally important goal, to leverage open-source technologies to create a prototype of a fashion information and image portal that would provide access to costume and fashion-related resources held by various New York City educational and cultural heritage institutions.”

The high-resolution images of these drawings are great, of course, but I was particularly impressed with the user interface design and the underlying digital infrastructure that delivers them on the open web, as well as the idea that this is a prototype for access and archiving that can be adapted to other collections of digital images.

Lindsay King
Haas Arts Library, Yale University