The volume features introductory surveys which provide the historical context of costume design to dance, theatre, and film. Descriptive essays discuss the remarkable collections and the range of materials available for research as well as issues related to research, preservation, digitization, and access. The volume also includes a 16-page color insert of costume renderings.
The book's editor, Nancy Friedland, is librarian for Butler Media, Film Studies and Performing Arts at Columbia University. Also contributing to the volume are Nancy Friedland and Mary Cargill, Reference Librarian at Columbia University.
For more information on the volume and a full table of contents, visit: http://www.tla-online.org/publications/par.html