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THEA 100 Theatre Rendering Techniques (Babinskaya)

This online guide contains customized materials selected by your librarian in partnership with your professor in order to highlight helpful resources you can use to complete your research assignment.


HIST. of Fashion (Secondary Survey Info. & Primary Docs.)

When you are researching fashion ask yourself:

Who are the fashion leaders?   the answer may figures in society (ex: Queen Victoria, movie stars...), countries (Ex: The French), or stylists. 
What are the different classes/occupations and ages wearing? A young student, an old servant, middle-aged governess, old Aristocrat ...
What are the names of your historic period and or fashion trends?   
  • Time Period (range late 1890-1910; you stop at 1903 but fashion overviews cover ten-year periods ex:1900-1910)
  • Designers - Jeanne Paquin... House of ...
  • Styles - Victorian, Edwardian, la belle Époque, Gibson Girl Era... S-curve silhouette ...
  • Publications & Art -Magazines, Portraits, Paintings/Photographs, Advertisements, Sewing Pattern Catalogs (ex: McCall's patterns)   
  • Regions - London (men) Paris and Vienna (women)? & Russia (keep in mind that even if you're researching London fashion it could be heavily influenced by fashion trends from France - remember the 1st question about fashion leaders. Also, the reverse can be true don't assume Men in New York are wearing the same thing as men in London.)

Finding Books. Library of Congress Classification System:

T -Technology
TT-Handicrafts. Arts and crafts

TT490-695 Clothing manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring

GT- manors and customs 

GT500-2370 Costume. Dress. Fashion

N-Fine Arts
ND- Paintings

Books & Primary Sources

  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Books
  • Archives Databases
  • Museum Online Exhibits 

Vetting Online Sources

Encyclopedias and Databases 

Art History (Primary Sources)

Artists painting people alive at the turn of the century and representing the world they see. 

  • Ilya Repin 
  • Vasiliy Surikov
  • Valentin Surikov
  • Valentin Sera 
  • Boris Kustodiyen