The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
What is the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion?
The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion is a ten-volume reference work, and the first to explore all aspects of dress and fashion on a global level, from pre-history to the present day.
What does it offer to readers?
The Encyclopedia explores the dressed and adorned body across cultures and throughout history. It is illustrated with more than 2,000 images – many of which are unpublished, or rare. Pulling together valuable and extensive international scholarship, it contains:
- more than 800 in-depth original articles – from over 600 international experts – on countries, themes, cultural groups, and dress types
- special articles on sources and evidence for each major geographical area
- ‘snapshot’ articles featuring illuminating examples and case studies
- invaluable bibliographies and suggestions for further reading for each article
- cross-references and an analytical cumulative index, plus cumulative indices
Subscribers to the Berg Fashion Library have access to a range of online-only articles that have been commissioned specially for the site. Written by specialists in their field, these articles will give subscribers access to unique material.
Here you will find some of the most recently added exclusives:
Editors: Joanne B. Eicher, University of Minnesota, USA; Doran H. Ross, Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Editor: Margot Blum Schevill, Textiles and Folk Art Consultant, USA. Consulting Editors: Blenda Femenías, George Washington University, USA; Lynn Meisch, St Mary's College of California, USA
Editor: Phyllis G. Tortora, Queens College, City University of New York, USA
Consultant: Joseph D. Horse Capture, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA
Editor: Jasleen Dhamija, Independent Scholar, India
Editor: Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Textile Research Centre and the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands
Editor: John E. Vollmer, Vollmer Cultural Consultants Inc., Canada
Editor: Margaret Maynard, University of Queensland, Australia
Editor: Lise Skov, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Consulting Editor: Valerie Cumming, Dress Historian, Costume Society and formerly Museum of London, UK
Editor: Djurdja Bartlett, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK
Assistant Editor: Pamela Smith, Independent Writer and Speaker on Russian and East European Arts, UK
Editor: Joanne B. Eicher, University of Minnesota, USA
Assistant Editor: Phyllis G. Tortora, Queens College, City University of New York, USA