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FYSEM 110FA: Fashion, Style and Design

Reference Works

Researching a specific designer, design style or movement (for example, Art Deco or Modernism)? Looking for basic background information on a time period in history? Reference sources can give you a brief overview of your topic, suggest keywords to search when you get to the catalog or article databases, and some entries may also include a bibliography of additional sources to consult for more information.

General

Art

Fashion

Interior Design and Decorative Arts

Architecture

Theatre

Film

Dance

History

Want to find out more about the time period in which a designer lived or during which a design style or movement emerged? History reference works are a good place to start. (Note: when it comes to finding out about a designer's influences and legacy, you'll probably discover this information in biographical or analytical articles or books.)

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