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Visual Research Methods in Fashion
by Julia Gaimster
Visual Research Methods in Fashion provides students with techniques, tools and inspiration to master their visual research skills and make the research that they undertake more effective.
Illustrated with real-life examples from practitioners in the industry, academics and students, it focuses on the global nature of the industry and the need to develop ideas relevant to the market.
Vintage Luxury Fashion
by Daniella Ryding, Claudia E. Henninger, Marta Blazquez Cano
Providing a critical insight into the growth of the secondhand luxury and vintage fashion industry, this book offers a compendium of business developments from across the globe, including examples from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The ‘pre-loved or pre-owned’ clothing trade has grown as an economic entity, providing a living for over 100,000 people and creating a desirable and essential clothing source in under-developed economies. By debating and deliberating contemporary cases, the authors illustrate how companies can optimise key managerial activities surrounding product branding, location marketing and supply chain buying. This timely collection is an important read for anyone involved in fashion, but particularly those interested in the retail and marketing perspective of the industry, as it explores an emerging and significant retail format.
A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries
by Bonnie English
Accessibly written and well illustrated, the book outlines the social and cultural history of fashion thematically, and contains a wide range of global case studies on key designers, styles, movements and events.
The new edition has been revised and expanded: there are new sections on eco-fashion, fashion and the museum, major changes in the fashion market in the 21st century (including the impact of new media and retailing networks), new technologies, fashion weeks, the rise of asian fashion centers and more. There are twice as many illustrations.
In its second edition, A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries is the ideal introductory text for all students of fashion.
by H. M. Wellman
Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture
by Valerie Burnham Oliver
Providing a convenient and unique look at fashion and costume literature and how it has developed historically, this volume discusses monographic and reference literature and provides information on periodicals, research centers, and costume museums and collections. It also provides a new way of looking at the literature through a database of 58 Library of Congress subject headings. It covers topics from jeans to wedding dresses and features popular examples of how clothing is used and reflected in our culture through the literature discussed. Of interest to scholars, students, and anyone curious about the unique power clothing holds in our lives.
Various types of reference sources are discussed including other guides to the literature, encyclopedia, dictionaries, biographical dictionaries, specialized bibliographies, and indexing and abstracting services. Electronic CD-ROM and online databases equivalents are included in the presentation of indexing and abstracting services with major networks such as OCLC, RLIN, Lexis/Nexis, and Dialog mentioned as well. In addition a list of 123 research centers, mainly libraries, is provided and arranged geographically by state, some 176 costume museums and collections of costumes located at colleges and universities are listed alphabetically, and a list of 278 periodicals on fashion, costume, clothing and related topics is provided. A database of some 58 clothing and accessory subject headings is analyzed in the Worldcat database with the literature of the top ten specific clothing and accessory subject terms limited to media publication format are covered. Additionally, histories of costume and fashion in the U.S. and works which concentrate on psychological, sociological or cultural aspects are outlined. An appendix, including the clothing and accessory database, and author and subject indexes conclude the volume.
by Annemarie Iverson
The most comprehensive guide available for a notoriously competitive industry, In Fashion exposes all of its seams, with plenty of details on what it’s like to work at dozens of of elite and cutting-edge companies. Whether you’re just getting started or are considering a career switch, In Fashion offers all the resources you need to land your dream job in fashion.
Fashion Design on Computers
by M. Kathleen Colussy
This book provides a series of practical skill development discussions using the computer as a design tool. Written in a style that is easy to follow, it is “down to earth” supported by a good sense of humor designed to be accessible so everyone can understand the process of using computers in fashion design. It teaches the basic concepts of CAD and then lets the student apply them. the world of design, what equipment and programs should I use?, computer lingo. common computer tools, symbols an icons,. how to manage computer data—and what kind of data, visions can become reality: using the computer to illustrate fashion & to create text for logos and hand-tags, advanced fashion designing on the computer, designing a line, sourcing—finding the right fabrics/including surfing the web and downloading, the story of color wysiwyg-not!, create or simulate knitted fabric, create or simulate woven fabric, the role of marketing the line. For designers who need to learn to design on the computer.
Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition
by Gertrude M. Yeager
Android Wireless Application Development, Portable Documents
by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey
The start-to-finish guide to Android application development: massively updated for the newest SDKs and developer techniques!
This book delivers all the up-to-date information, tested code, and best practices you need to create and market successful mobile apps with the latest versions of Android. Drawing on their extensive experience with mobile and wireless development, Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder cover every step: concept, design, coding, testing, packaging, and delivery. The authors introduce the Android platform, explain the principles of effective Android application design, and present today’s best practices for crafting effective user interfaces. Next, they offer detailed coverage of each key Android API, including data storage, networking, telephony, location-based services, multimedia, 3D graphics, and hardware.
Every chapter of this edition has been updated for the newest Android SDKs, tools, utilities, and hardware. All sample code has been overhauled and tested on leading devices from multiple companies, including HTC, Motorola, and ARCHOS. Many new examples have been added, including complete new applications. This new edition also adds
- Nine new chapters covering web APIs, the Android NDK, extending application reach, managing users, data synchronization, backups, advanced user input, and more
- Greatly expanded coverage of Android manifest files, content providers, app design, and testing
- New coverage of hot topics like Bluetooth, gestures, voice recognition, App Widgets, live folders, live wallpapers, and global search
- Updated 3D graphics programming coverage reflecting OpenGL ES 2.0
- An all-new chapter on tackling cross-device compatibility issues, from designing for the smallest phones to the big new tablets hitting the market
- Even more tips and tricks to help you design, develop, and test applications for different devices
- A new appendix full of Eclipse tips and tricks
This book is an indispensable resource for every member of the Android development team: software developers with all levels of mobile experience, team leaders and project managers, testers and QA specialists, software architects, and even marketers.