Reviews and Endorsements
Reviews and praise for the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion:
"The true showstopper in this field is the new ten-volume Berg/Oxford Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion." Library Journal [starred status]
"This work is arguably the new benchmark in its field ... the set is magnificent ... Essential for larger public libraries and academic institutions; appropriate for students of cultural, social, artistic, and anthropological studies." Library Journal [starred status]
"This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in fashion and dress but particularly useful for students in anthropology, art history, cultural studies, museum studies, and, or course, fashion and textiles. It is recommended for undergraduate and graduate institutions with majors in these areas plus large public libraries." Booklist [starred status]
"Perhaps it's time for the fashionistas among us to embrace our inner nerd. This isn't your average dry as toast resource – it boasts over 2,000 images and some 700 plus articles. Its clever global organisation and near flawless presentation make it less at home in an old library and more shown off in open plan furniture. A must for the man who has everything!" Gay Times
"After more than five years of meticulous fieldwork, extensive travel, writing, and more writing, [Eicher’s] team produced a document that gives every corner of the globe equal scholarly representation. The encyclopedia is a brilliant resource … more comprehensive than any history of dress or study of fashion on the shelf. It was created to be a record – the fairest of them all." Worn
"It is hard to avoid the use of superlatives in reviewing this ambitious, erudite and authoritative series. Taking dress, fashion and (implicity) the textiles and other materials that have adorned cross-cutlural bodies throughout history as its themes, this ten-volume publication (with 6000 pages and 200 images) provides an extraordinary and rigorous contribution, not only to these, but a breadth of related disciplines." Textile Journal
"[A] must-read." Investors Chronicle
The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion was selected as a Library Journal Reference Supplement Editor’s Pick for New & Forthcoming Reference. Click here for the Library Journal article.
"Berg has led in the study of dress, a key dimension of material culture research, and the Berg Fashion Library that includes Joanne Eicher's Encyclopedia will map the future of the study." Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, Bloomington
"Finally, someone has had the great foresight and desire to produce a definitive work on fashion and costume throughout history. This is an incredibly exciting project and one which I’ve no doubt will prove useful beyond measure as an invaluable source of information and inspiration for costumiers, designers and other professionals working in the theatre, and students of theatre studies." Alistair McArthur, Head of Costume, Royal Shakespeare Company
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