Fairchild Books: Book review requested in exchange for free book

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Greetings colleagues!

It’s been ages since I last posted and I hope you’re all well. I thought you’d like to hear about a wonderful offer for FTC SIG members, along with the opportunity to shape an information resource that will be useful to us all.

Fairchild Books is currently considering publishing a new text titled The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Fashion Details, a visual reference for a full range of contemporary garment parts as well as classic and historical styles. Would you be interested in replying to this brief review survey to give your feedback on what you would like to see included in this text?


The honorarium for a completed review survey will be your choice of any book (of up to $100 value) from Bloomsbury.com.  The survey should only take a few minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jenna Lefkowitz at Bloomsbury (contact information below.)

Very best wishes to you all,

Sandra Ley, FTC SIG Founder


Jenna Lefkowitz, Assistant Editor

Fairchild Books, a division of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.

1385 Broadway, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10018

Phone: 212-419-5414 / Email: jenna.lefkowitz@bloomsbury.com

New Books: Bloomsbury 2020

We haven’t had a new books post in a while, so here are some that are on my if-they-ever-let-me-buy-books-again list, all from Bloomsbury.

A Guide to Changing Men’s Fashion from the 17th to the 20th Century

By: Lydia Edwards

I want this as a companion to How to Read a Dress, which impressed me.

Fashion, Dress and Post-postmodernism

Editor(s): José Blanco F., Andrew Reilly

This is a topic that fashion and gender studies both would be interested in.

Reading Fashion in Art

By: Ingrid E. Mida

Some cross-over here for both art and theater costume students.

Costing for the Fashion Industry

By: Nathalie Evans, Michael Jeffrey, Susan Craig

I’ve had a hard time finding books that cover costing garments, and it is part of an assignment given every semester.

Busks, Basques and Brush-Braid: British dressmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries

By: Pam Inder

This one’s for me: 18th c costume details love love.

Communicating Fashion: Clothing, Culture, and Media

By: Myles Ethan Lascity

The intersection between communication, fashion, and culture is of growing interest to the students I work with.

Fashion, History, Museums: Inventing the Display of Dress

By: Julia Petro

We have a fledgling museum program, but they don’t talk much about mounting fashion exhibits. Maybe they should.

Bloomsbury Fashion Central Webinar Recording

This is the recording of the Fashion, Textile, and Costume Special Interest Group’s collaboration with Bloomsbury Fashion Central (https://youtu.be/KrcsIHz-KvA). You will learn about Berg Fashion Library’s updated interface and the digital resource, Fairchild Photography Archive, that will be launched this fall.

We apologize that we were not able to record the full session, but we did record most of the webinar.

Should you have any questions regarding subscriptions please contact, Kim Petit at kim.petit@bloomsbury.com.