What’s in the Berg Fashion Library
There’s a lot of content to discover in the Berg Fashion Library. Click and explore the areas of the site listed below to find out more or to go straight to what you’re looking for:
The Encyclopedia explores the dressed and adorned body across cultures and throughout history. Cross cultural and multidisciplinary in approach, it provides readers with an appreciation of the richness and complexity of global dress.
The Writings on Fashion area contains seminal writings on fashion, incuding contemporary essays and primary sources. They form the foundations of fashion theory and methodology and are essential for scholarly research. Images © Bath Fashion Museum
The Berg Fashion Library contains more than 100 Bloomsbury fashion eBooks, with more added on an ongoing basis.
Structured thematically, these are concise overviews of the key readings and schools of thought within a disciplinary perspective. They include links to articles and eBook chapters in the Berg Fashion Library, as well as to other texts.
Prepared to help lecturers and teachers plan their lessons more effectively, these lesson plans include live links to content hosted in the Berg Fashion Library and additional references and learning resources. Images © Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Berg Fashion Library presents other invaluable reference resources, including: A-Z of Fashion and The Dictionary of Fashion History
This directory provides listings of dress collections in museums around the world. Useful details, including particular strengths and specialities and holdings are listed, as well as sample images. Please click here to access the directory. Images © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This section of the site showcases images from historic exhibitions from museums around the world, including the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology and Somerset House. Please click here to see the full list. Images © Brooklyn Museum
The Berg Fashion Library contains a bank of more than 15,000 images. The classification system makes it easier to see related objects that they otherwise might not know existed, and to link to content providing historical and cultural context. Images © Philadelphia Museum of Art