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The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook: Portfolio



A sumptuous large-format hardback containing sketches and paintings from the illustrated Lord of the Rings, together with brand new and previously unseen material. In this large-format hardback Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created the images in the authorised illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings. These images would prove so powerful, matching perfectly with Tolkien’s own vision, that they would eventually define the look of Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy and earn…

Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs: In Association with the Musee Des Arts Decorat…



This fascinating publication presents the roles two men have played in turning a small workshop in nineteenth-century Paris into one of the most successful and recognized brands in the world.

Known for both craftsmanship and must-have high design, Louis Vuitton the luxury house was started by its eponymous founder in 1854. The first half of this publication traces the innovations by Vuitton, who turned the little-known guild profession of emballeur (packer) into the foremost luxury trunk…

Pattern Cutting for Menswear



Paperback. Pub Date :2013-10-07 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: Thames Hudson Designed for both students and professionals. Pattern Cutting for Menswear offers a comprehensive guide to pattern cutting from the basic skills through to advanced techniques Including 20 complete. patterns that show how to cut every aspect of menswear. the book features adaptations from basic blocks through to classic garments and trend-led styles. Illustrated throughout. this book contains everything you…

Draping: The Complete Course



Draping is the art of using cotton muslin to create a fashion design directly on a mannequin. It is an essential skill for fashion designers. In this book, Karolyn Kiisel presents a series of step-by-step projects, creating real garments in classic styles, that are designed to develop skills from the most basic to more advanced techniques. Starting with the basics of choosing and preparing the dress form for draping, the book advances through pinning, trimming and clipping, and creating…