Book File – Symposium Goodies

It seems I can’t go to a Costume Society symposium without a bunch of new books finding their way into my luggage. This year I really tried to be more conscious of the weight they would add to my bag. In the end this was my haul:

Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today edited by Fiona Fisher, Trevor Keeble, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, and Brenda Martin
I bought this book from the Berg/Bloomsbury table. The intersection of all these topics sound very interesting, and I’m excited to read the essays in it.

Women’s Bathing and Swimming Costume in the United States by Claudia B. Kidwell
This book came from the CSA silent auction. Bathing attire has always been a fringe interest of mine, and I want to learn more.

Gold Rush Women by Claire Rudolf Murphy & Jane G. Haigh
This was another book that came from the silent auction. I actually ended up in a bit of a bidding war with another member/friend, but it turned out that she was more interested in a different book that came bundled with this one. So I ended up trading with her for the book that came bundled with the bathing suit book and we both got what we wanted.

Fashion Theory, Volume 15, Issue 1 & 2, 2011
The Berg table was giving away Fashion Theory journals for free, so naturally I jumped on them. Turns out I already own Issue 2, so I guess I have a copy to find a new home for. Fashion Theory is an excellent journal and always publishes very interesting articles.

Textile, Volume 9, Issue 2, July 2011
Another free journal at the Berg table. The article on the Keiskamma Tapestry caught my eye, because I saw it at the Houses of Parliament in Cape Town when I did my graduate study abroad in South Africa.


  1. Cindy says:

    I think I would like to have unlimited access to your bookshelf.

  2. Caroline says:

    Start photocopying, book stealer.

  3. Terri says:

    Oh, if I could be so bold, could I have the extra copy of Fashion Theory? None of the databases I have to work with through my campus carry this journal and I would love to actually sit down and peruse an issue rather than be tantalized by the articles I know are inside, but can’t access.

  4. Maggie says:

    Ooh. We should merge our collections and create a kick-ass fashion history library. I have way too many books, but I can’t seem to make myself part with any of them, even if they’re not professionally useful right now.

    It’s fun to find books focused only on the history of swimwear; I don’t often come across them. I have a thin one I picked up at Kent State’s fashion history museum gift shop.

  5. Keren B. says:

    envy envy envy

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