Anyone have this book?

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If so, what do you think of it? It's not like I NEED yet
another clothing/fashion book, but one can never be too
skinny, too rich, or have too many books....
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BEI Design
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Yes. Iz totally fabulous!
Iz coffee table book: size and weight of coffee table, just needs legs!
Acres of beautiful close-ups in perfect photograhy, and enough text to explain the details without bogging you down. Los Angelese has taken several leaves out of the V&A's book production manual. You get the same quality of photography, but not quite so much scholarly text. I find that for my purposes (creating accurate historic dress) it's a useful addition to the library alongside the V&A tomes, not least because it gives alternative examples from those available at the V&A or in the Kyoto Institute.
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Kate XXXXXX
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Ok, thanks, I'm going to add it to my collection. I don't do historically accurate costumes, but I LOVE detailed pictures of those clothes. I have the Kyoto Institute book, love it, too.
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mah and Washington Co. libraries own it, as does Reed College, Univ. of Portland, Linfield and PNWCA if you want to see it in person without actually owning it.
Good stuff. A friend who saw the exhibit was really delighted.
Did you see the earlier title in the LACMA costume collection, Breaking the Mode? Portland State, MHCC and OSU own that one.
Takeda also did that gorgeous book on Japanese fishing coats.
Kay
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Kay Lancaster
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Thanks, I think I'll add it to my collection. There are a couple of other items in my amazon.com shopping cart, this will bring the total up to qualify for free shipping. ;-}
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Hmmm, not really on my must have list, and a little rich for my taste. However, if I win the lottery...
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ENABLER!!!! Sharon, Kay is feeding my addiction!!!
;-)
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Oh, that looks GOOOD! I want one, too! No, seriously: If you've got the money, go get it. As we say in our family: it doesn't eat bread and won't go mouldy (provided it's kept properly, of course ;->).
U. - on a strict buying-diet, if you know what I mean.
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Ursula Schrader
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Hey!!! I thought that was **MY** job!!!! LOL!!!!!! Here, I'll help..... What's one more book? You can make room on the bookshelf. And Amazon has a pretty easy return policy if you don't like it. (I like to help....)
If it makes you feel any better, I think she's feeding mine too. I may have to see about the book above. ;)
And when it comes to advice on feeding, I trust Kay implicitly. She sent me to a lovely little Vietnamese restaurant some time back when I was in IA for a week. If Kay says "eat here it's good," I'm putting my shoes on and heading for the door. She is a wise and wonderful enabler our Kay. Isn't that why we all treasure her?? :)
Sharon
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mamahays
Thank you soooo much. :-}
Go for it, it's much more your field.
Yes indeed. I bookmark everything she shares.
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I may have to re-enforce the book shelf. I can't seem to resist coffee-table sized books with lots of color illustrations of historical clothing...
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