Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.
Thoughout the ages, women’s breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.
From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images – including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills – illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support – and seduction.
19th Century Fashion in Detail by Lucy Johnston
Make, Sew and Mend: Traditional Techniques to Sustainably Maintain and Refashion Your Clothes by Bernadette Banner.
Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail by Astrida Schaeffer.
Timeless: Recreate the Classic Makeup and Hairstyles from 100 Years of Beauty by Louise Young & Loulia Sheppard.
The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty by Lauren Stowell .
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart.
The History of Modern Fashion: From 1850 to 2010 by Daniel James Cole.
Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.
Fashion, New Edition: The Definitive Visual Guide by DK, Smithsonian Institution.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton, Sølve Sundsbø.
Chanel: The Complete Collections of spectacular clothes by Patrick Mauriès.
Tom Ford. 21st century glamour of style and sensuality by Tom Ford, Bridget Foley.
Church Vestments and Textiles by Margery Roberts
Sewing Church Linens by Elizabeth Morgan.
Vestments for All Seasons by Barbara Dee Baumgarten.
The Second Carolingian Modelbook: A Collection of Historical Charted Patterns for Needleworkers and Artisans, by Ms Kim Brody Salaza & Alexandra Brody Salazar.
Meticulously researched and annotated, The Second Carolingian Modelbook is a pattern collection for stitchers fascinated by the counted embroidery styles of the 1500s and 1600s.
The Carolingians: A Family Who Forged Europe, by Pierre Riché & Michael Idomir Allen.
Pierre Riché traces the emergence of Europe from the seventh to the early eleventh century, the period that witnessed the rise, fall, and revival of the Carolinian Empire.
Carolingian Cavalryman AD 768–987 (Warrior), by David Nicolle & Wayne Reynolds.
Illuminating a much-neglected area of history, this book shows how the role of cavalry grew in prestige, as the Carolingian armoured horseman gave way to the knight of the early 10th century.
Anvil Of God: Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles, by J. Boyce Gleason.
Based on a true story, Anvil of God is a whirlwind of love, honor, sacrifice, and betrayal that follows a bereaved family’s relentless quest for power and destiny.
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