Costumes & Chemistry: A Comprehensive Guide to Materials and Applications

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Costume & Fashion Press, 2001 - Performing Arts - 464 pages
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Based on 14 years of research and experiment with plastics and various non-traditional materials, this book supplies information to designers and interpreters on specialized techniques for use in costumes for theatre, film and TV. Also included are charts detailing the effects of dry cleaning and laundering on adhesives, coatings, colourings and metallisers, allowing the designer to make appropriate choices for specific needs and longevity. This reference delivers many exciting new choices to designers and craftspeople, with the bonus of improved safety, maintenance, comfort for the wearer and visual effects for the audience.

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Moss has worked in costume for more than 35 years. Her costumes have been seen nationally in film, television, and on stage. She was professor of costume design at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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