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Until December 31st VDA library subscribes to Berg Fashion Library created by Bloomsbury Publishing with editorial board. Available more than 200 books for fashion and textile studies and more than 17,000 digital images from museum collections in Great Britain and the United States of America. Notable contributors: Museum at Fashion Institute of TechnologyMetropolitan Museum of ArtVictoria and Albert MuseumSomerset House. The database also includes Berg Fashion Library Encyclopedias and Reference with more than 800 articles and 2000 images. List of all available literature.

Database video presentation.

Access methods:
1. Free access from VDA computers – link
2. Remote access via EZproxy.

During search select „Only Show content which I have full access to“. 
If you want to download full text select „Print > Save as PDF“.

New additions published in 2023:

Fashion Aesthetics and Ethics: Past and Present (L Wallenberg, A.Kollnitz, ed.);

Fashion Before Plus-Size: Bodies, Bias, and the Birth of an Industry (L. Downing Peters);

Fashion-ology: Fashion Studies in the Postmodern Digital Era (Y. Kawamura);

Historical Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion: Inspiration for Change (A.Twigger Holroyd, J. Farley Gordon, C. Hill);

Narrative Thread: Conversations on Fashion Collections (M. C. O’Flaherty);

The Hidden Life of Clothing: Historical Perspectives on Fashion and Sustainability (R. Worth);

Zero Waste Fashion Design (T. Rissanen, H. McQuillan).

Berg Fashion Library experts recommended bibliographic guides and lesson plans.

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