Broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses.
Also in print: King Ready Ref GT511 .P46 2004
(3 simultaneous users) Comprehensive online encyclopedia of art and cultures. Good resource for learning the cultural/artistic context of textiles.
Although the Benezit Dictionary of Art is included in search results, Miami does not subscribe to this portion, so you will not be able to access them. You will see a red lock icon by these entries. Wertz Art and Architecture Library's reference section has the 2006 Benezit Dictionary of Art in hardcopy.