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Apparel, Textiles and Design: Reference Books

Resources available through the UI Library for researching textiles, apparel, the fashion industry, and clothing design.

Clothing, Textiles, and Design: Reference Resources, Handbooks, and Manuals

The reference section is located on the 1st floor of the library. Books are shelved using the Library of Congress Classification system.

  • Encyclopedia of clothing and fashion Ref GT507.E53 2005
  • Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Ref GT507.E54 2010
  • The historical encyclopedia of costume Ref GT510.R3313 1988
  • 20,000 years of fashion : the history of costume and personal adornment Ref GT511.B68 1987
  • Fashion, costume, and culture : clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear through the ages Ref GT511.P46 2004
  • Survey of historic costume : a history of Western dress Ref GT580.T67 2004
  • American Fabrics encyclopedia of textiles, Oversize TS1765.A43 1972 (2nd floor)
  • The Fairchild dictionary of fashion TT503.C34 2003
  • Fashion dictionary TT503.F37 2006

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