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University of Portland Clark Library

Theater: Costume & Set Design

Costume Resources

Theatrical Makeup

Books for Visual Inspiration

Use UP Library Search to find books, streaming videos, online resources, journal articles, and much more (Search Tips). See the Finding Books on the Shelf handout to locate books in the building. See the Requesting Clark Library / Summit Items handout to request books for delivery to the Service Desk for you to pick up.

Search: for:  

Image Resources for Visual Inspiration

Historic Advertisements for Visual Inspiration

Magazines for Visual Inspiration

Book Searching Tips

Try searching for:

  • costume history
  • clothing history

Tips for searching by time period:

  • Search by century; use numbers (19th century) instead of words: (nineteenth century)
  • Search by the name for your time period (Elizabethan, Victorian, Restoration, etc)

Try adding the following words to your search to find books that include images:

  • Pictorial
  • Photograph*
  • Illustration*

The * will help you to find variations of those words (photograph* will find: photograph, photographs, photography) | 503.943.7111 or 800.841.8261 | 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798
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