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The Costume Technician's Handbook

The Costume Technician's Handbook<br>3rd Edition by Rosemary Ingham & Liz Covey The Costume Technician's Handbook
Your Price: $89.95 CDN
Author: Rosemary Ingham & Liz Covey
Publisher: Heinemann
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 544
Pub. Date: 2003
Edition: 3rd
ISBN-10: 0325004773
ISBN-13: 9780325004778

About the Book:

The Costume Technician's Handbook is the classic costuming textbook. It is used extensively in professional theatre training programs!

Both authors are costume designers with impressive credits in the theatre, and have collaborated to take you into the world of costuming. Through words, pictures, and illustrations, Rosemary Ingham and Liz Covey draw upon their many years of hands-on experience in costume design and technology, add information gleaned from shop managers and staff about their methods, and supplement it with images of some of the very best theatrical costume work to be seen today. They provide the most complete guide to developing costumes that are personally distinctive and artistically expressive.

Rosemary Ingham and Liz Covey deal with patterns and fabrics, construction and alterations, and health and safety issues with equal enthusiasm. Hair, hats, accessories, and props – every aspect of the craft is covered. They have been attentive to technical developments as well and have expanded the 3rd edition of The Costume Technician's Handbook adding two new chapters on costume shop management (there's even a section that breaks down the various staff members' duties and responsibilities) and the use of computers in costume shops (online technology can aid in everything from actual designing to discovering resources); instructions for using new materials; a substantial updated bibliography; lots of brand-new color and black-and-white photographs; new appendixes on mathematics for technicians, health and safety standards, and much more.

Whether you're a professional costume technician, a student of costume design, or an adventuresome home stitcher, settle for nothing less than the best, The Costume Technician's Handbook.

What people say:

"This book is so comprehensive and compelling, there should be a copy next to every backstage sewing machine. You may be called upon to 'distress' a new garment to make it look old, but there will be nothing distressing about your costuming career once you consult The Costume Technician's Handbook." — Backstage

About the Authors:

Rosemary Ingham (1936-2008) was a costume designer and writer. Her design work was seen at regional theatres across the United States for more than three decades. She taught at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She gave numerous workshops both in the United States and abroad.

Liz Covey is a freelance costume designer whose work has been seen in England's and America's leading theatres. She has taught at Barnard College, Columbia University, Marymount Manhattan College, and Bennington College.