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I'm cleaning out my costume design library and offer this reference book by Barbara and Cletus Anderson. Cletus Anderson was a set and costume designer in theater and film, and a teacher at Carnegie Mellon University who died in 2007. He and his wife, Barbara, a drama professor, co-authored this definitive textbook on Costume Design. This version was published in 1984. He designed costumes for several George Romero films, including Creepshow, Night of The Living Dead, Monkey Shines, and Knightriders.

This book provides a basic introduction to costume design and takes students through the entire process of costume making, beginning with the idea for a costume to the final fit. The text is thoroughly illustrated, providing guidelines for the student for creating the figure and the costume design, examples of many styles of costume presentation, a guide to historical costume shapes, and scale drawings of the basic historical patterns with photos of them made up in muslin. Many theatre departments require all theatre majors take a course in costume design.

The pages are a bit yellowed and the cover shows some wear from being in my library for over 20 years. It's a collectible book and a must for fans of Mr. Anderson and students of the costume design process.

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Costume Design Reference Book by Barbara and Cletus Anderson


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