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Cunnington, C. Willett (Cecil Willett) 1878-1961

Overview
Works: 49 works in 386 publications in 2 languages and 9,605 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GT730, 391.00942
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Most widely held works about C. Willett Cunnington
 
Most widely held works by C. Willett Cunnington
Handbook of English costume in the eighteenth century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

41 editions published between 1906 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed, illustrated account of changing fashion in English dress. Volume is divided into separate sections for men's and women's dress
Handbook of English costume in the nineteenth century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

40 editions published between 1959 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of English costume by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

43 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work presents concise descriptions of all such items of English costume, worn between 900 A.D. and 1900 A.D., as can be ascertained from contemporary sources. Each entry indicates the sex wearing it and the approximate date when it came into fashion; in many cases a contemporary quotation illustrates its nature and function. Wherever it has seemed to require it, a line drawing ... has been added, depicting how the garmet was actually worn. The dictionary is not limited to the dress of the fashionable world only but includes many articles worn by other classes as well."--book jacket flap
Handbook of English costume in the seventeenth century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

45 editions published between 1950 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of English mediaeval costume by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

35 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of English costume in the sixteenth century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

36 editions published between 1950 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of fashion history by Valerie Cumming( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Dictionary of English Costume by C. Willett Cunnington. Phillis Cunnington and Charles Beard was originally published in 1960. A monumental achievement and encyclopaedic in scope, it was a comprehensive catalogue of fashion terms from the mid-medieval period up to 1900. It was reissued and updated several times, for the last time in 1976. For decades it has served as a bible for costume historians. The Dictionary of Fashion History completely updates and supplements the Cunningtons' landmark work to bring it up to the present day. Featuring additional terms and revised definitions, this new edition represents an essential reference for costume historians, students of fashion history, or anyone involved in creating period costume for the theatre, film or television. It is also fascinating reading for those simply interested in the subject. Clear, concise and meticulous in detail, this essential reference answers countless questions relating to the history of dress and ador generations to come. 'A welcome needed update of an early landmark dictionary on dress: a must have for all who care about the A to Z of fashion.' Joanne B. Eicher, Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesola. 'Nearly forty years on and now hard to find save in reference libraries, the volume reappears as 'The Dictionary of Fashion History, ' skilfully enlarged and re-edited by Valerie Cumming, formerly Deputy Director of the Museum of London. Given fresh life and thorough coverage from 1900 through the present day, the new dictionary is once again ready to prove itself a trustworthy guide and companion to all those interested in the absorbing study of clothing.' Ann Saunders, Editor. 'Costume' (1967-2007)"--Jacket
Feminine attitudes in the nineteenth century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

19 editions published between 1935 and 1973 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English women's clothing in the present century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

14 editions published between 1952 and 1958 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of English costume by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

17 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perfect lady by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

9 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1953 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of English costume in the sixteenth [-nineteenth] century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion and women's attitudes in the nineteenth century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De ontwikkeling van de maatschappelijke positie van de Engelse vrouw in de negentiende eeuw, inclusief beschrijvingen van kledingstijlen en -stukken en de redenen hiervoor
Why women wear clothes, by C. Willett Cunnington by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

8 editions published between 1941 and 1979 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of English costume in the sixteenth [-eighteenth] century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminine fig-leaves by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

4 editions published in 1938 in English and Swedish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of English costume in the sixteenth [-nineteenth] century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of English costume in the sixteenth[-eighteenth] century by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking over my shoulder by C. Willett Cunnington( Book )

5 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The dictionary of fashion history
Alternative Names
Cecil Willett Cunnington English costume historian

Cunnington, C. W.

Cunnington, C. W. 1878-1961

Cunnington, C. Willett

Cunnington, C. Willett 1878-1961

Cunnington, C. Willett and Phillis

Cunnington, Cecil W. 1878-1961

Cunnington, Cecil Willett.

Cunnington, Cecil Willett 1878-1961

Willett, C.

Willett, C. 1878-1961

Willett, Cecil.

Willett Cunnington, C.

Willett Cunnington, C. 1878-1961

Willett Cunnington, Cecil 1878-1961

Languages
English (344)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Fashion and women's attitudes in the nineteenth century